Sunday, September 9, 2007

Please continue to pray for our little Elijah. He scared me a little this morning since his temp was down again. His temperature was 35.9 degrees C, which is 96.6 degrees F. I’m not sure how accurate the thermometer is, but he was colder than he should be. I quickly got him undressed and did some Kangaroo Care to get him warmed up, which worked. The weather has changed now so I’m hoping that is why his temp dropped. The last few days his temp has been great, so we were just starting to not worry about it as much and then it happens again. He tends to have a lower temp anyway. He is usually 36.4 degrees C, which is 97.6 degrees F. I think he’ll be fine and my theory is that he has a little trouble regulating his temp because he was under a warmer for the first week and a half of his life. Thankfully, we’re able to warm him up when he gets cold and he seems to be completely fine.
I was talking to Andy earlier today about how I was worried about Elijah’s temp. I kept bringing it up to him and told him how I didn’t want to worry about it anymore. He kind of laughed at me and said, “We’re parents…we’re going to be worrying about him for the rest of our lives.” I know he’s right, but sometimes I’d just like to relax a little. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually. I still need to remember to put it all into God’s hands.
Grandpa and Grandma Wagner were here with us today. Andy and Grandpa John did some wiring in the basement and from the sound of the music blaring down there, it seemed like the two of them were having a lot of fun. I can’t wait until Elijah can help his daddy and grandpa on projects. I know he’ll love it. Meanwhile, Grandma Teri helped me out and held little Elijah while I got some much needed home organization done. It’s been nice to have help from Elijah’s grandparents. Grandpa and Grandma Lausted are coming tomorrow and so we’ll have help again.
Elijah did a really good job sleeping last night. He woke up once to eat and then he was awake for about an hour because he had reflux. After that calmed down, he went to sleep again. I always worry about him eating enough since he seems to go longer periods of time without eating, but when he does eat, he seems to eat for a long time. A nurse will be coming by tomorrow morning to check on him as part of our discharge from Children’s Hospital. She’ll be weighing him, so that’ll be a good indicator again that he’s doing all right. I hope I’ll stop worrying about it if his weight is okay tomorrow. (And I’m not even that big of a worrier! You’d never know, would you?)
Overall, it’s been another great day. Elijah is such a joy. He likes to grab at things and got a good grasp of my nose earlier today. I had him playing on his wiggle worm gym today and he seems to like it. I also had him on his tummy for some tummy time and he likes to kick his legs around and he can even move his head from side to side in that position. I’m impressed, but I’m his mother and pretty much everything he does impresses me. :)
Thanks once again for the prayers and the guestbook entries. I can’t thank you too many times, so I’ll keep doing it. Thanks! Until tomorrow…


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