Baby Makoa

Tiffany and I got a wonderful present this morning, a couple extra hours of sleep!  While it might not seem like much, it's amazing what eight solid hours can do for you.  So thanks to Grammy for taking the kiddies at 6am and getting them...

Another day has come and gone and Makoa is more precious than ever. He didn't eat all that well today and in fact lost a couple ounces, but I'm pretty sure it's just because he's worried about his Mommy. To tell you the...

I saw a shooting star on my way to the hospital tonight. I think the Man upstairs is a better bet, but I'm not opposed to wishing on a shooting star. I can't tell you my wish, otherwise it won't come true, but...

It doesn't happen very often, but I was caught completely off-guard today.  As you know, Makoa has been progressing nicely and we finally had a diagnosis of Icthyosis Syndrome.  It is, of course, the mantra of the NICU; Take it one day at a time....

We heard something for the first time today from the staff in the NICU: "When you take him home". The terminology has changed and it is beautiful. We don't have an exact date, but we remain cautiously optimistic that it will be...

Since I already gave a mini-update earlier today, I thought I would post a video I took tonight when I arrived at Torrance Memorial for Makoa's evening feeding. He's doing great, continuing to get stronger.  Now that we have a firm diagnosis, we can focus on...

I'm sitting here with Tiffany and Makoa and I am thankful. The nurses were able to find a suitable vein in his hand so we haven't had to poke him in his head yet. Praise God! We also made it to church this morning...

We're so thankful to have received the "good news" from the doctors yesterday regarding his diagnosis.  A dermatologist came by to examine Makoa today and noted his dry-skin and prescribed some Aquafor lotion to put on him.  We are very familiar with this because we...

I feel like I've just spent an entire day at Six Flags riding the same roller coaster over and over.  As you know, I received a call from Tiffany letting me know that they had found a couple blisters on his foot.  I left work...