Friday, September 7, 2012


At my age, when you lose a few hours of sleep it kills. I mean it literally takes me out! After so many late nights/early mornings at the hospital with little Lucas I am dragging. I have not been a morning person for about ten years and this has taken its toll. I keep waiting to "catch up" on my sleep but I find myself a very dozy driver at 7:30 every morning when I drive Richard to school. Not good! I come home and snuggle up on the couch with Miss Roxie and doze for awhile longer and then showering usually does the trick. I am not even the one who had the C-section! But she is infinitely younger than me and it's not fair! I admit, I need to get to bed earlier some nights. I am crocheting in the evenings to restock my Farmer's Market inventory and it is hard to stop! I am skipping today's market because I need to sew about ten more aprons too. I have had some good success but not a lot of time to build the supply back up. To top it off, my kitchen is overflowing with tomatoes of all kinds, onions, and Anaheim chilies. And where is their creator? Eating cheesecake in Las Vegas! That's right. The Master, The Cutest coach at BYU is at the World Swim Clinic in Sin City with palm trees, good food, and the M&M's Store (without me)!

But that's OK. I get to hold this little guy!

Lucas was admitted to the N.I.C.U. at 3:00 in the morning on Monday. He was doing so well at birth 30 hours earlier, breathing on his own, strong and alert. All of that energy he was born with was quickly spent however. He began to turn blue when his Mommy tried to feed him. He did not have the strength to eat and breathe at the same time. He is doing well 4 days later! The oxygen was removed on Tuesday although he continues to be fed through a tube in his nose. He is gaining weight and will soon have the strength to eat all on his own. I have been amazed at his Mommy and Daddy's strength. They are wonderful parents already!

Please remember Lucas and his parents in your prayers. It may still be a week or so before he can come home.

Hope you all are doing well!


URFAVE5 said...

We will definitely keep him in our prayers. That is so scary when they are so little but these little spirits are strong and amazing and they come with such wills to fight. I think they have to, to be able to be born at this time.

I hope you all are able to get some rest! I will be praying for Lucas and all of you!

Love you all,

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry little Lucas (and his grandma) is struggling. He will be fine in no time I'm sure but it's hard while it's happening. Kaci's little boy, Ryker, was born 3weeks early and was in the NICU for 11 days because he couldn't breathe and eat at the same time. Sound familiar??? Well now, 8 months later, he's bigger than his almost 2 year old sister. It just takes these "tiny" babies a little while to get going and then they takeoff! Lucas will be on his way in no time.

Sounds like Dee is having a great time in his new "job"! Some people just get all the luck. We will be flying into Vegas tomorrow morning from Oahu, we'll look for him...hehehe

Lori said...

Oh he is soooo cute!! Just yummy! I love his name too. Don't worry, he'll start gaining weight and soon nobody will even remember that he was once so little. Congrats and welcome to the Grandma Club!!

Nancy Face said...

That must have been so very scary for you all!

His birth announcement is darling!