Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Been a Whole Month! Weight Changes! Day 24, 25, 26, 27!

Calen is 1 month old today.

Good evening everyone.  I am so sorry for the decrease in blogging, I have been super busy and just have not been at the hospital. Holly has been going there so we have all the updates. I am not posting a weight chart today, excel and I are not getting along and I just realized that it does not understand I want to display lbs/ounces and I have not figured out how to fix it.

On the lighter note (well heavier actually )

Calen weighs 2lbs. 

We are very excited to see this increase and it is definitely a sign that he is doing awesome and that everything is working in his little body. He is still on SiPAP and tolerating it really well. His feeding continues and he is up to 7.4ml every 3 hours. All this increase is allowing them to back down his TPN and Lipids, so because of all of your prayers and thoughts, he will sooner than we know be just taking breast milk.

Congratulations to our brother and sister David and Ashley who just had there second child. Welcome to the family Haddie Nichole Gilpin. 

I will be back to the hospital on Monday, hopefully on Monday I will have a more significant and picture focused blog post since I have been slacken lately.  

I want to thank all of you who have been frequent readers of this blog. It truly means a lot to us knowing that so many people know our story and bring us your prayers and thoughts, it really has made this journey tolerable and comforting. There are so many people to thank at this point. We have received so many words of support, many gifts that have been food, gas cards, and finical support, babysitting for Joey and all of this we never expected to receive and never really asked for but our friends, family, and complete strangers have helped us in all these ways. We again cannot express the gratitude needed for your gifts, we are using these to help us through this journey and to prepare for the day when Calen will come home to us.

Most likely there will be no post for Sunday, so I will talk to you all on Monday.


  1. So glad to hear of Calen's progress! Hurray!

  2. How exciting to hear he made it to two pounds!

  3. Take time to rest for yourselves too Tim...the blog is great and I am so glad that Calen is improving. Prayers continue to go UP!!!!!