Baby Makoa

My great friend (and AMAZING photographer) Hal Myers stopped by to check up on me today at work.  It's great friends like this that make getting through the day that much easier.  Hal recently had a gallery showing in Orange County featuring his 22˙ below...

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning I'm done plucking blackberries.  There is God all around us and we need to open our eyes.  Thank...

I'm sitting here in the NICU as I'm writing this, watching Tiffany rock our sweet Makoa. This is the first time I've seen him today because I was with the other children this morning. Tiffany got up early this morning and went down to the...

All of our family members have been fantastic this past week.  My Mom has put her life on hold and will be staying with us to help us with whatever we need.  I know it has been difficult on her, as it has everyone.  My...

We've made it home.  It was, of course, bitter-sweet.  Wonderful to see our two children and hold them, but very empty to see a childless crib.  I was very proud of Tiffany as she held up well as we were leaving the hospital.  All of...

Makoa has had another great day today.  Working with the feeding specialist, we were able to identify an optimal feeding position and nipple size for our little man. As you know, we were granted an extra day here because we were supposed to meet with the...

I'm the first one to admit that I'm not much of a crier.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I've cried more this week than I have in my entire life.  The interesting part for me is why, and you might be surprised at the answer. These...

It's funny how things workout sometimes.  As you know, we were supposed to go home today, but because of the doctors coming from outside Torrance Memorial to evaluate him and the fact that Tiff's doctor was unavailable to discharge her made for one more night...

Good job Grammy!  Of course Makoa had to have the most stylish pad in all of the NICU.  Now that he is keeping his temperature, they have moved him out of the Panda warmer and into a regular neonatal crib.  We moved all of his...