Saturday, March 22, 2008

Day 69!

Well, Happy Day-Before-Easter! At our house we started celebrating Easter already... so this morning when the boys woke up they started to notice that there were Easter eggs hidden all around the house! Apparently Mommy and Gramma had been busy while us boys were sleeping the night before. You should have seen how excited they were to do their Easter Egg Hunt! It almost killed them to have to wait for Gramma and Grampa to show up.... I didn't mind... I did some sleeping... As you can see from my pics! It was a nice sunny day here so I got some more tan time in! I also slept with the rabbits. Kinda like Joseph with the pigs in the Bible... only different.
:) I know that many of you out there commented that you were excited to see what I would do for Easter, and you really were expecting a lot, so Mommy had to help arrange me in some poses to satisfy your Jacob-craving. Don't worry... I'm just warming up... there will be more tomorrow!

So the boys found 34 hidden Easter eggs filled with money and candy and each of us got a stuffed doggy from Gramma and Grampa. Joshua's doggy is named Rick Sparkle Ryan Fahmer. Jonathan's is named Baby Sparkle, and I've yet to tell Mommy or Daddy what mine's name is... it's a secret. Mommy said to call it Ryan and Gramma said Spot but if you're good, maybe I'll let you in on the secret name that I picked out for him! I slept through the whole coloring of eggs thing.... and lunch... and just about the whole morning... boy is Mommy in for it tonight! Joshua and Jonathan took Dad to Walmart to blow their Easter money on Star Wars Legos while I hung out with Mommy and Gramma and Grampa. After they left, Ms. Teri showed up to visit. I did a lot of sleeping while she was here but we got a chance to snuggle for a little bit too. I slept through a lot of LEGO Star Wars battles, some book readings, a nap or two, dinner, some card games, and bed time stories. Mommy is DEFINITELY in trouble tonight! But I almost forgot! Some of the most exciting news for today! One of the reasons I'm so tired is that my nurse brought me my special needs Haberman feeder and I spent a couple hours sucking on that. I took a total of 34 mL orally! Sure, it took me a while but that's not a bad start for the first day! Mommy and Daddy are looking into finding some more somewhere in case I like this, so if any of you out there know of a good place to get them, let us know!
When I think about what Jesus went through for us here on this Earth prior to the miracle that is Easter, I'm encouraged and feel safe about the future. Thanks to His rising from the dead we have access to heaven through faith in what He did on the cross. And I know, because of the pain and torture that He endured, that heaven will be a wonderful place because He loves me. Please do not fear for my future... for I know Who holds my future in His hands... and He is Good. Think on this: (Philippians 2:5-11) "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." I look forward to seeing Jesus some day. I look forward to talking to Jesus. But most of all... I look forward to curling up in His arms and having Him snuggle with me. That's my God, who loves me.


amanda said...


Mom-that's too cute of him taking his gas medicine! and wonderful of the 34ml feed! Praying he continues to feed more and more so the tube can be removed.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jacob - For a little guy, you sure touch my heart in really big ways! I agree that Jesus did some amazing things to teach us and show us how much He loves us.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter. You may have slept through egg-decorating today, but you must stay awake to at least get a little taste of a chocolate egg - you've earned it. Happy Easter! Lynne B.

Jessica said...

Happy Easter Jacob!!!!
We used the haverman bottle in the NICU, and it seems like they said they always had to be special ordered from the hospital or speech therapist.

Still no bottles for us, all g-tube.

Jessica said...

haberman, I do know how to spell! Its so early:)

Anonymous said...

you can purchase habermann's feeders at care connection they also sell them online. one tip of advise, when cleaning make sure you take the valve completely out and clean under that lol they forgot to tell us that, and i dint know it came out until it got all nasty under it lol.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jacob tell Mom and Dad to look on for your new bottle. Happy Easter

Mountainmom said...

Jacob, your bunny pictures are darling! I know heaven is looking forward to having you, but so glad your family gets to enjoy you this weekend!
Lori, a fan in VA

Anonymous said...

And I think MedCo also sells them. 800-755-2432 or 903-372-2432.