Sunday, September 28, 2008

I am so glad we had the shower so early, or at least we thought it was early! Phillip Alexander Knight decided to enter the world 44 days early.
They thought they had the labor stopped and were going to keep her overnight so I went home and got about an hour of sleep and got the call that they were transporting her by ambulance to a hospital that specializes in premies. He was born at 7:03 a.m. weighing 4 lbs., 6 oz., measuring 17" long. He had feeding tubes and oxygen at first. They removed the oxygen when he was only about 8 hours old. The feeding tubes came out last night and he is now nursing well but needs a silicone nipple guard to that he can fit into his little mouth. Kayla was released today and we are hoping he will come home next Saturday. That is the game-plan at least but may end up sooner if all goes well. He is doing so much better than they expected him to already!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We helped throw a baby shower for my middle daughter, Kayla and her husband, Wally this past week-end. We had about 45-50 people there and had a lot of fun. Made way too much food as usual . They got a lot of great gifts and little Phillip should be the best dressed boy in Jackson County when he arrives in November! (or Philly-Steak, as my oldest daughter calls him) We added something to the invitations I hadn't seen done before that was quite cool. "Anyone who brings a pack of diapers wins a prize." I had some larger dollar prizes for these as I used to do a home-party plan so have lots of things still in boxes to use as prizes. They got 12 packs of diapers in three sizes!!! Wow, I was so impressed. So if any of you are having showers for your girls, add this to your invites, it works!

I have been so busy I haven't posted at all this past week. Here are some of the things I have worked on for trades. I made some Twochies , crows/ravens atcs, and M is for Mona Lisa atc for my atcs 'r' us yahoo group swaps. I think they turned out pretty good. Hope their new owners will enjoy them.