Friday, January 8, 2010

New pictures

Caught up on Zachary photos for the time being. As before, they are at

Here's one of my favorites:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy week

This week has been filled with doctor's appointments and hospital visits. Two of my favorite appointments were when we went to see my regular ob on Monday and my high risk ob ("Dr. Risky") today. We snapped a couple of pictures in the offices and I just have to share them here. These doctors are just two of the many people who helped bring Zachary through the pregnancy safely.

Dr. Moore, my regular ob

Dr. Al-Malt (aka "Dr. Risky")

Life has been quite the whirlwind in the last few days. We were discharged from the hospital Saturday evening and hit the ground running and not sleeping. Life with a newborn is quite different than life with 5 month old twins was two and a half years ago. Rest assured that Dan has taken lots of pictures in the days since we've been home, but his free time (and alert time) has been greatly diminished by the needs of one little 6 pound person. One day soon I hope he will get some of them off the camera and online for all to see.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A glimpse of Zachary David

This was taken while Zachary was still in the NICU. We have several new pictures to share, but sleep, Zachary and Matthew & Nicholas are our first priorities right now. We'll get them up soon! For now, a picture of our sweet new baby sleeping peacefully.

Zachary David - 1 day old (12/31/09)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome "Home" Zachary

Well, they finally got all the right people to talk to each other and Zachary has been moved into the room. PTL! He spent about four hours here and we had our first real shot at bonding and being parents for him without all the inhibitions of the NICU. He just left for that night (a little after 1AM) since he needs two medications and two lab tests over the next couple hours; we decided it was just better for all if we sent him back and got a few hours sleep rather than getting interrupted constantly. He will be back for his 6AM feeding.

I'm continuing to post new pictures at least daily. See the previous post for the link to the album, which will automatically show new pictures at the top.

Thank you all for your prayers and support. I know there are a bunch of you that want to visit, and we have to carefully manage it tho for both Zachary and Shannon's sake. So if you want to come, please call first to see how things are going. (Also, if you have kids under 12, they will not be allowed past the waiting room - hospital rules.)