Archive | February, 2013

Baby Hoosier Fan!

It’s IU basketball season, as all of you know.  I had been searching high and low for some baby candy-striper warm up pants for our new and tiny IU fan.  You know what?  They don’t exist.  This is very upsetting.  So I gave up on IU gear.  In the mail, however, a friend sent us […]

Zicam is Cool

So, I am going to start making homemade commercials for Zicam.  This is the shortest cold I have ever had.  And I have completely no symptoms, not even a leftover runny nose!  Needless to say, I have been back at the hospital, hanging out with my shorty. The nurse practitioners seemed at a loss for […]


So the last couple days have been a bit of a bummer for me.  On Saturday I had kind of a nasty throat.  If you could see the state that our house is in right now you might understand why I thought THAT might be to blame.  I haven’t been sick since MAY.  May, you […]

The dust must stop… The Bathroom must die. We’re on a deadline.

Ok. So we are in the home stretch with Coraline… it seems like any day now she’ll be on low enough flow on her Vapotherm (her breathing support) that they can start trying out nursing and then bottle feeding as well. Once that happens we are mere weeks away from her coming home. This girl […]

12 weeks in the NICU

We’ve been up here for 12 weeks now. People have been asking a lot if we know when we’re going home.  Chances are that she gets weaned down to 2 liters of O2 within the next week.  She just got weaned again to 3 liters today and she seems to be doing quite well.  Hopefully […]

Feed Me Seymour, Feed Me Now!

The big new thing these days is that Coraline has learned to tell us when she’s hungry.  She smacks her lips together a lot pretty much every time she’s getting her diaper changed because 5 minutes after diaper change it’s food time.  I find this kind of amazing since she has never eaten food before […]

It’s a Groundhog Day Miracle (Baby)!

Well, life has been getting crazy for little Coraline lately.  She’s had all sort of big and exciting changes over the last week or two: She got to start wearing clothes. She got a crib and moved out of that massive isolette.  Her room looks so much bigger now. She is off the nasal IMV […]