Okay, it is taking me a while to get to this...but we are blessed beyond words to announce that JayDonn Daniel Kuenzi was born June 29, 2007 at 5:41pm. He is healthy!!! My water broke at 7am so we rushed to the hospital and sat there till 2:30 without contractions when they decided to start a drip to get the contractions going. Once the contractions started (where they actually HURT, that is) it was only about 30-45 minutes is my guess. I pushed through 2 contractions and he was born! The doctor ended up being one from a different practice because the one I was supposed to have was in the OR doing a c-section. The new doctor was nice though. JayDonn was born with his hand above his head, and sure enough he is constantly putting his hands on the top of his head. His face was a little gray so they suctioned him (he came out so quick the fluid probably didn't come out as much as it should have). This caused a huge scream and his face was instantly red,, not pink, but red. Josiah and I stood there crying over how amazing he is. He cried when Daddy flashed the camera in his face, he jumped when doors were shut, he wiggled all around, he knew instantly how to nurse. Everything was so different. Since the doctor didn't know us at all to know about Dillon - I wonder if she was wondering why I kept saying "He cried! Thank you Lord, he cried!"
Dillon met JayDonn shortly after he was born, of course I don't think either of them really had any idea, but it was cute for us. Later on we saw that anytime JayDonn is within reach of any part of Dillon - arm, hand, knee - he sucks on poor Dillon! It really is quite cute.
Dad and Mom Kuenzi and Hannah were here helping until the 4th and my parents arrived the 4th until Monday. So I have been on my own since Monday. Things are going okay. I took my first trip out with them yesterday - boy do we draw attention! Me pushing the double stroller, everyone thinks they are twins until they look in, and JayDonn screaming which draws even more attention! Ikes! But I was able to hand out one of Dillon's tracts to the cashier at walmart and the other cashier instantly took it from her to see what it was too.
JayDonn doesn't cry too much, he really is a good baby. He will be awake for up to two hours at a time sometimes and he will just look around and play with his fingers. One night he was crying just to be held so Daddy put him in the boy's room in the crib (he is usually in the bassinet next to my bed) and let him cry for a bit. He didn't do that again the rest of the night or the next couple nights.
That pretty much sums it up - JayDonn's first two weeks of life! Thank you to all those who prayed for a healthy baby! He is, and what a blessing! It has been hard, having a healthy baby after Dillon. It was hard to see JayDonn lifting his head at one day of age almost as well as Dillon can at 13 months, to see JayDonn making more connections with us than Dillon has ever been able to do, to hear him cry, to see him eat, to watch the funny faces he makes with his mouth, etc. I have thought of it as being like peroxide. When I was about 7 I stepped on a nail, my dad poured a bottle of peroxide on my foot and I remember screaming my head off because it hurt so bad. today, however, I am not sure if I can find the scar on my foot to know which foot it was. The stinging peroxide helped heal my wound. JayDonn is going to be my peroxide. It stings, it hurts, it tears my heart out to now fully see just how injured my precious Dillon is, but one I will heal and God is going to use JayDonn in that healing process.
Oh yeah, we are starting to do fund raising for the Oxygen treatments for Dillon. My parents are having a yard sale in August where people from church and friends have donated things to sell. The yard sale will not have prices, they will accept any reasonable offer and it is being advertised as a fund raising thing for Dillon, so we will see how that goes! I have to make an appointment next week with the branch manager at the bank to set up an account for the money to be held in until we are ready, this way too, if people wanted to send the money directly to the bank to know it is more legit they can.
One more thing... I am getting the process going on nursing care. If I can figure out why Dillon is having so many secretions (soaking through full bath towels folded so it is 4 layers thick) at night and help correct this then I will just get the nursing care of one day a week so I can run errands. If I cannot fix his secretion problem I will have to get someone for at nights so the poor boy doesn't cover himself with secretions every night.
Okay that's it!
(Well after I wrote that I remembered - Josiah starts a new job on the 24th, it is a step forward in the direction he wants to go in, so he accepted the position)