Monday, February 1, 2010

What a difference a week makes!

Drew - One Week Old

I can't believe what a difference a week makes! This time last week we were wondering what was up with our new little guy and just thankful that he had made it through the birth. Our three other children had no idea what their new brother looked like and hadn't seen mom in over 14 hours and wouldn't see either of us until the next day. Amazing that we have since brought home our BIG boy and he has been loved and cuddled by all on a regular basis!

Since we brought Drew home he has already been to the pediatrician and the orthopaedist. Both doctors gave glowing reports. Both feel that Drew will regain full use of his left arm within the next few months and will make a full recovery. His case of Erb's Palsy is very mild and his fracture is small - should heal in the next few weeks. I loved his orthopaedists - two YOUNG doctors. They were so gentle and careful of Drew and were just so encouraging. I am really glad I switched pediatricians and am now part of the CHOP network. Every doctor I have met so far I have really liked. Drew will go back in three weeks for x-rays and another doctor visit to make sure his clavicle has healed and his arm is improving.

So our baby is already a week old! We sang happy birthday to him at 3:54 pm and just praised God for His wonderful work in Drew's life already! I am amazed at this little person who has so captured my heart. I don't even mind that he thinks I am an all-night buffet! I just love holding him and staring into his dark eyes. He is a sweet boy and really only cries when he is hungry or has a stinky diaper! He was hating having his diaper changes, but today was a turning point as I was able to change his diaper with him screaming like a banshee! Daniel has been a dream big brother and is content to hold Drew for an hour or more! He just loves having him around so much! I truly hope that they will grow up to be best buddies. Matt and Sarah have also had a great time holding Drew - there is often a line of kids waiting for him to be done eating so that they can have their turn at holding him! I think it's funny - we'll see how long it will last!
Thank you for all your prayers on our behalf. God is so good to us. We are so thankful to Him for all He has done this past week.


Mama Teaching 2 said...

Awww, I wish I could snuggle him!

Trish said...

I love him, I love him, I love him!!!!!