Friday, April 14, 2006

Eleven Pound Hurdle Reached!

I had gone to the hospital the past two days, but stayed outside the anti-room, peering at Parker through two panes of glass since I had felt a little under the weather. I went to sleep last night hoping that I would feel better when I awoke in the morning but sleep only seemed to make me feel worse. I knew I had caught a virus, and although I know my immune system could fight it, my son's would be oblivious to it. So I have spent the day at home.

I had been counting down the days until the Easter weekend since I was going to be able to spend four full days with my son. I can't even begin to express the sadness that I feel knowing that I may not be able to see Parker over my long weekend. I know that my wife was also looking forward to me being there with him as it makes it easier when there are two people in the isolation room. It is very hard to do this job by yourself, especially since he is starting to get so heavy.

It took only 14 days for Parker to gain his next pound. If I recall, it was April first that I had written about Parker finally reaching 10 pounds. We were so sure that yesterday would have been the day, but it ended up taking an extra day. I guess there was no surprise that he not only gained the 7th of an ounce he needed to reach 11 pounds but actually gained 3.2 ounces in the past 24 hours to reach 11 pounds, 2.5 ounces. Why is that no surprise you may ask? Well, the little monkey ate over 700 mL of formula today. His Nonna and mommy have that magic touch when it comes to feeding him.

Thank you to everyone who has been leaving comments on the blog for my wife and I to read. We look forward to reading what you have written about Parker and knowing how much people care about him.


Kyle said...

Heya Parker!!

Congrats on making it to the second round in the photo contest!! You definitely are a handsome boy!! And congrats on reaching 11 pounds as well!! You have had quite a day little man!! Please give my regards to your parents; and tell your Dad I hope he is feeling better! Talk soon monkey... and Happy Easter!!

Kyle & Josephine

nana said...

Our Little Parker Man:

How proud and happy we are that you not only reached the eleven pound hurdle but also made runner up in the baby contest. (Although I am sure a mistake was made and you really should have won - we are not prejudiced by any means). This now means you will go on to the next round and we will all be voting faithfully each day. You are our "winner" for sure and we want you to keep on putting on those ounces so you will be in top form for your journey to Italy.
We love you and your mom and dad
more than words can say.

Nana and Grandad xoxoxo

Uncle Mikey said...

Dear Parky,
Way to go big boy! We knew you'd make 11 lbs. AND do well in the photo contest (you should've won of course!). As soon as we can vote again come April 22, we are going to vote at least 1,000 times! ;)
Hope your daddy feels better soon. He really, really misses you!
Keep up the good work! I love the pictures of you smiling...they're my favorite!
Auntie Christini and Uncle Mikey xo

Elizabeth said...

Hi Parker darling,

I am so glad that you have reached that 11 pound mark - every day you are more handsome, it seems to me!

I hope your dad is feeling better very soon so that he can spend some time with you and your mom.

Can't wait to the next post about you...but until then...

sleep and play well!

Love Elizabeth

FrancineElizabeth said...

Hi Parker!
Congratulations on the Photo Contest! Like we had any doubt that you wouldn't do amazing!
We all want to wish you a very Happy Easter!
Sleep Well b/c the Easter Bunny doesn't come if you are awake!
Auntie Franni and Uncle Petee