Monday, February 28, 2011

Collins is part Hoosier...

So, we've had the debate and it seems Collins will be part Hoosier and part Wildcat. Actually, he's a tiger...but DePauw is a little hard to cheer for...they're not on TV. :)

Collins had a great trip to Indiana and what a wonderful baby he was! He slept most of the way and when he was awake I had fun chit chatting with him in the back. This was all so amazing, due to the fact that the poor baby had not had a stool in three days. I called the doctor Saturday morning (I was starting to get really nervous at this point) and Collins was put on a prune juice diet. We gave him a teaspoon of prune juice before each feeding and by Saturday night...we had a HEAVY dirty diaper! I was so relieved. For the meantime we have stopped the supplemental formula feeding, because it messes up his little system! His jaundice looks so much better, so we might not even need the formula anymore. What a good sport he was!

We headed to Indiana this weekend, so Collins would be able to meet Trent's mommy. I don't know if you remember from my old blog, but Vicki had been put in the hospital days before Collins was born. She had 4 hernias removed and then developed pneumonia in the hospital. Vicki had to stay in the hospital and wasn't able to make it to KY on delivery day. It was hard for all of us, but we loved her too much for her to not get better. We promised her once she felt better and Collins was ready for a car trip, we'd come. Trent woke up Saturday morning so excited. It made my heart so happy to see him so happy. This has been so hard and he's been so torn on what to do. So, we packed up Collins and away to Indiana we went!

Collins got to meet his Indiana grandma, his great grandparents, a great uncle, a 2nd cousin, and the Parker Family. He was the center of attention and didn't seem to mind! He even got to see his A. Erin, U. Aaron, and cousin Kennedi again! I've always loved Kennedi to death, but it becomes an even stronger love when you see her care and love on Collins. I think my favorite part of the weekend was when Kennedi changed Collins' diaper...she grabbed the wipes and said, "Gross...gross...gross" with each wipe. :) She's so precious!

Nap time!

Sweet Kennedi and Baby Collins

Collins and Grandma Vicki!

Collins and Great Grandma Wheeler!

Collins and Great Grandpa Wheeler!

Papaw Doug and Kennedi have a turn!

Aunt Erin and Kennedi loving on Collins!

Collins and the ladies...

Diaper Duty!


Uncle Trent loves his niece!

Oliver Parker...aka Justin Bieber look alike!

Ola sweet!

2nd Cousin Scott!

Sunday was a special day! Collins went to church (for his first service...he's been twice to church, but not to a service) and he had his newborn pictures!! I felt so blessed to have a large part of our church family come to meet our baby. :) Kris Watts did our photography again and we just adore her. She is the sweetest and so very flexible. We can bring ideas in and she is open to try anything. Thank you Kris! ....and sorry that Collins went to the bathroom three times!! Little boys are a challenge in this department. :)

So excited to see one of my students tonight. Her and her mom are bringing over dinner tonight and I can't wait for them to meet Collins. Thank you Spillman family for being so sweet!


PS: Pics of more visitors!! Thank you for coming!!

Meg and Brian visit!

Mollie and Eileen came!

1 comment:

  1. Collins and my future baby must be related! My baby will be part Hoosier also, as that's Stephen's Alma-Mater :). GREAT people cheer on the Cats AND the Hoosiers! ;)
    Love you!