Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday, August 24

No big changes today so far. We are still holding 1 1/2 pounds and still holding off on the gut priming. Dr. Mena mentioned that he may consider starting back with the priming tomorrow, but he is not sure yet.

I took one new picture specifically for my mom. She has commented each time she sees Kathryn at the hospital that she thinks her skin looks so dry. Kathryn doesn't get real "baths" unless you count the cotton balls soaked in Carakleanse that they use to wipe her down every few days. And with all the things that stick to her for monitoring, her skin looks like it's peeling sometimes. So, this picture is for you mom. In the top right of the picture, there is a bottle of lotion and a hairbrush that nurse Donna used on her for the first time today.




Oh by the way, I wanted to ask something of you if you are reading this blog. I thought it would be really neat one day to tell Kathryn how many people were praying for her to get big and strong. Would you mind to comment on this post and let us know who you are, where you are from, and how you know Kathryn (for example: family, friend of Greg and Kelly, friend of Grandad Ellis, friend of Pawpaw Gause, friend of Pops Daniel, etc, etc.) I just thought it would be really neat to let her know someday - I'll put it in her baby book!!
Kelly

28 comments:

Amy Morgan said...

Amy Morgan; Birmingham, AL; member of the DINKS at RUMC; mom of 25 week preemie twins at Brookwood- 18 months old now and perfect!

Nini and PawPaw said...

Nini and PawPaw - Kelly's Mom and Step Dad - Kathryn's grandparents
I am SO THANKFUL for the lotion!!!

Cathy Moorer said...

Cathy, Dale, JT and Mac Moorer (Wetumpka, AL) - friends of Kelly and Greg

grammie & grandad said...

Grammie & Grandad Ellis from Roswell can't wait to get back over to B'ham to visit Baby Kathryn and Big Sister Maddie. And everyone else, too. See you soon. Love, G&G

Angie Redmond said...

Angie, John, Alex, & Jake Redmond, friends of Kelly, Greg, and Maddie --
We're pulling for you Kathryn!!! Everyday you're getting stronger and we can't wait for you to get out of there. Way to go, girl!

Leslie Linthicum said...

Member of AIMS class at RUMC, friends of Nini and Pawpaw. We continue to pray for all of you.
Leslie Linthicum

Kate said...

Kate and Andrew Sawyer, Andy was a fraternity brother of Greg's. We are also the proud parents of a micropreemie who is now 6-years-old and in the first grade. God Bless!!

Reese Elizabeth Collier said...

Jason, Michelle & Reese Collier in Pelham, AL (Michelle and Kelly were sorority sisters at Auburn) - We visit the Ellis Family blog every day, so happy for all the good news each day. We're praying for Baby Kathryn and Greg, Kelly, and Maddie every day. And God is hearing all our prayers ... God is good! We love you!

Jimmy Bonds said...

Jimmy and TAmmy Bonds
We continue to pray for Kathryn. We are friend of Greg and Kelly's through RUMC.

Kathy Hutchison said...

Dennis and Kathy Hutchison (Birmingham, AL) friends of Nini and PawPaw. So happy to clelbrate Kathryn's one month birthday and can't wait for her to come home. Still praying daily.

Carolynn said...

James, Carolynn and Callahan Woodall (Birmingham, AL.). James used to work with Kelly at Regions. We visit the Ellis family blog everyday. We are praying for you daily. We are amazed at how God is continuing to knit you together. Lots of love!

Leigh said...

Leigh Booen, Pelham, Al. Member of Dinks class. Praying for Kathryn!!

Trey said...

Ginny, Trey, Lily and Emmie Tunnell- Auburn friends! We read everyday and are praying for baby Kathryn.

Libby Morgan said...

Libby Morgan; Hoover, AL; Another member of the DINKS at RUMC; Aunt of Amy's preemie twins... praying for Kathryn and checking in everyday!

Dennis said...

Dennis Courtney - One of Greg's co-workers. Check blog every morning for news. Praying for Kathryn. God is blessing.

Cyndi said...

Cyndi & Harris Wheeler; your parents' DINKS Sunday School teachers; We have been praying for you since conception and marvel at how perfectly God has made you. May you always know His presence in your life!

wheelerfamily said...

Cyndi and Harris Wheeler; we are your parents' DINKS Sunday School teachers; We have been praying for you since conception and marvel at how perfectly God has made you. May you always know His presence in your life!

Cherie said...

Cherie Season: Birmingham, AL, member of RUMC, close friend of the Wheelers, Sunday School teachers of the DINKS. I have been following your blog since the beginning and praying everyday for the whole family.

Emily said...

Matthew, Emily, Leah, and Claire Brooks; Rochester NY, former members of the DINKS class. :)

brittanydaniel said...

Brittany Daniel-Kathryn and Madelyn's Aunt. Kelly's brother's wife.

Denise Greene said...

Thomas, Denise & Brodie Greene:
co-worker of Greg's
Praying for Kathryn!!

Jennifer said...

Jenni Beall, friend of Greg and Kelly through RUMC. My mom and I are praying for Kathryn and are so excited to see her doing so well!

Lurenda said...

Lurenda & Ben Avery, friends of Kate & Andrew Sawyer, from Birmingham. We read your blog and are praying for you everyday. Kathryn is truly a miracle baby! As the Mommy & Daddy to our angel, Olivia, who was born at 23 weeks and was with us for seven wonderful days, we understand just how powerful prayers and support can be. Congrats on hitting the 1 1/2 mark!! That is such a huge milestone!

Lea Anna said...

Lea Anna Blankenship- work at Regions with Kelly.
Much love and many prayer from my mother (Donna) in georgia as well.
The highlight of each day is to see your progress. You go babygirl!

Stephanie T said...

We're praying for you Kathryn and love you!

Aunt Steph (Kelly's step-sister), Uncle Jeff, Leigh and Carson

tracie said...

Matt, Tracie, and Daniel Wilson; members of RUMC-Birmingham, AL; friends of Greg, Kelly, and Maddie;
Caroline and Kathryn will be playing in the monogrammed diaper covers before we know it!! :)

Tasha Gainey said...

You all are in my prayers! My niece, Emma Kate (John and Tracy Ashley's daughter) became friends with Kathryn when she was in NICU!

Lisa Mae said...

Thinking of you all. Mom of twin boys born at 31 weeks. They spent 6 and 9 weeks in the NICU in Reno, NV. Now six months and amazing. My hand and heart are outstretched to you all.