Sunday, May 07, 2006

Gonzalez's Heart

We had a good weekend. Ashley and I got to spend alot of alone time together. We went shopping, played and had a sleep over together. She was a wild sleeper and karate chopped me a few times. Sal did not come until Sunday. He dropped Ethan off with Ryan and Tammy on Sunday on his way to see us and Kelly took Ashley to a parade so we were able to spend some alone time together as well.

Jaden is doing very well! He has been drinking about 80% of his feedings. I will be asking tomorrow about starting to nurse and to see how long they think until we are able to go home. I am excited because I am hoping sooner then later. I will let you all know what they say to me tomorrow.

Love to you all. Hugs and kisses!! Steph


Kurt and Mattie Krueger said...


It is great that you and Sal got to spend some alone time together.

Good job Kelly!

I am sure they needed the alone time...

All couples need a certain amount of time together to reflect on past, future plans ,dreams ,and their love for one another .

God has blessed us all.

Have a good week and try to get some rest.

Great to hear Jaden is doing so well.



Steph and Mitch T said...

Hey there! I am soooo glad that you guys got some alone time together! Kudos to everyone who watched the kids for you!

I am soooo happy to hear that he is drinking 80%! What a blessing of answered prayer! I will be praying for you re nursing. They never know what will happen until they try, I hope that by this time they are much more willing to listen to you. ;-) I have read that those 02 sats actually raise, not lower, while nursing. And how do we know...he may actually end up drinking more just because he loves being so close to you! Still, it could be a challenge to learn to latch on and drink because it's a whole different motion. I'm praying that instinct will kick in and he'll get it figured out. If there's a lactation consultant available, be sure to ask for her to come by!

Jaden is nothing short of miraculous and a perfect example of God answering prayers. Keep praying everyone!!!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Dear Steph and Sal, I am so happy how things are going for you. I finally was
able to hear three sound points. It was
a joy to hear your children and little
baby Jaden', sounds. God as blessed you
mightily. We are still praying for you
in the church. I'm hopeing that this message will get through to you. Love, Myrna

maren said...

Hey Steph...
Sorry I haven't written much. Been thinking of you guys and am so thankful that he is doing so well.
I just got the news today that my Shelly's baby didn't make it. she passed away on friday I believe so please keep Shelly and Jon in your prayers.
So, in light of that news it was wonderful to read and see that Jaden is doing so well.
Can't wait to meet him in person!
Love to all!

Kristin said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend with Ashley and also got some time with Sal.

The comment about getting karate chopped while sleeping made me laugh... that's the kind of sleeper I was as a kid. One time we were staying in a motel and I had actually turned upside-down in the bed! Then, I woke up because my mom grabbed my ankle just before my foot came down on her face! My poor cousins (the are 10 years older than me) always had to sleep in my bed with me when I was little. Half the time I was sideways on the bed when it came time for them to hit the sack, and at least once I was actually laying across the pillows! :)

What great news that Jaden is doing so well! I can't wait to hear the update after you talk to them today...

Behold, the POWER of PRAYER!!


Krista said...

Hi Steph,
It sounds like all is going well. I'm glad that you and Ashley had such a good time! It's the little moments that you will cherish the most.
We had a great week-end at Mom and Dad's. We got there in time for lunch on saturday and then we planted bushes and flowers in their flower beds. The kids brought dump trucks and had a great time hauling the dirt around. Owen taste tested a lot of it. It was a good week-end for everybody. Ken was on call so he planted a lot of stuff here!
Have a great week.

Cindy See said...

It was so nice to see you on Friday and I know Ashley loved her "surprises"!!

It's wonderful to hear that Jaden is doing so well on his feedings. I'm praying that you will be able to nurse soon.

God bless, Cindy

Carlos and Adina Harvey said...


What wonderful blessings are coming your way!! I am soo happy for all of you!! I know Wednesday will be great!! You will get to sleep in your OWN BED!! How great that will be!!

It was great to see you on Friday! Keep the Good News coming!! Have a great day! Love, Adina

Kurt and Mattie Krueger said...


Are you getting to go home Wednesday?

Adina said you would be able to sleep in you own bed Wednesday?

That would be super!

What about Jaden , will he get to go home too?

Is Jaden drinking any water?

I would think if he could drink water , then maybe he could nurse without it getting into his lungs.

Good luck....



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