Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm Steeling Pictures From Aunt Terra

I hope she doesn't mind. It's just when I see Emerson it's evening time. We are indoors, and Aunt Terra keeps it dark in her house. Pictures turn out not so great.

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We had Emerson's 4th birthday party yesterday. He's 4 weeks old, not 4 years old.

I made chocolate chip cookies with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil in replace of butter. The recipe can be found here. Except I made chocolate chip cookies instead of using cherry chips. I like it because it's healthier and it has a hint of coconut, but not the texture. I think a lot of people don't like the texture of coconut, but don't mind the flavor.

I also made this brownie red velvet cake! Yummy! I the recipe off of Two of a Kind Working on a Full House. It was sinful, but so good!

I gave everyone a small cookie and a small piece of cake. Some people wanted more.

Emerson update:

  • He's getting some chub. He's now 7 lbs. 13 ounces. Two pounds heavier then when he was born. Babies that have Trisomy 18 sometimes struggle with weight gain, so this is good news!
  • Emerson is awake for longer periods of time.
  • Terra can get around more of the house with his extending O2 tubing. They are trying to wean him of O2, but SLOWLY. Once and if he gets weaned, he'll  A) Be more portable. B) His little nose will be more comfortable. His little nostrils get red from the O2 parts in them. C) He'll have one less cord on his itty bitty face. They bought an O2 monitor to test his O2 levels.
  • Emerson will be going on his first outing tomorrow for Great Grandpa Kent's birthday party. Lets hope he doesn't get too much stimulation. When we all get together it can get kind of loud. Hopefully it's not too hot or rainy for the bigger boy's to go outside to play! They are the ones that make much of the noise.  In a few years they could probably start their own kick ball teams. There's enough boy's in our family for that!

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