Sunday, March 23, 2008

Day 70! Happy Easter!

Well Happy Easter everybody! Happy Resurrection Day! I pray that you had a great day with your families remembering that our Savior rose from the grave and conquered death so that we could have eternal life with Him! "'Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?' The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Cor. 15:55-57) I was so excited about Easter last night that I kept Daddy up almost the entire night. Not to mention, this is the first time that Daddy's had me at night in a while, so I wanted to keep him fresh. He gave up around 5 AM and called in the cavalry. Joshua and Jonathan found Easter baskets this morning before we all got dressed up and headed off to church. Now that is one goooood looking family, isn't it? Don't you love my brother's pimpin' suits that they got from Uncle Mark for Christmas? Nana sent the cool shirts and ties from Texas!
At church I managed to spit up through my tube on to Daddy who was sitting next to me. It was so funny that Mommy had to get up and walk out! Daddy didn't think it was that funny. That was just the beginning of Daddy's troubles today though. We had to leave church early so we could get to Buscia's house for Easter dinner. After Daddy ate his dinner he was sitting on the couch trying to feed me my dinner. I think the lack of sleep affects Daddy a lot more than it does Mommy... he clipped my feeding syringe to his shirt and then started filling the syringe with my lunch... but he hadn't hooked up my feeding tube to the syringe! He covered himself with my lunch. I think Mommy's rubbing off on him!
Everybody enjoyed lunch and found some hidden Easter eggs and I got a chance to get my picture taken with Buscia's other great-grandchildren - my brothers Joshua and Jonathan, Emily, and Hannah! Aren't we precious?
From there we headed off to Great-Nana and Great-Papa's house. Here I met my Daddy's Uncle Jay and cousin Cal for the first time. My brothers think that Uncle Jay is hilarious... but I think he's kind of silly! I liked watching Cal though... and he liked watching me too... I think... he might have been trying to stare me down... one of those police officer tricks or something! Aunt Josie tried to hog me but since it was Easter she decided to share. I got to be held by Great-Nana and Great-Papa, Uncle Tony, and Cal. Matt-man still avoids me... more than Uncle Jay even who has the plague or something! Uncle Mark was still afraid of how small I was... doesn't he know that I've gained a lot of weight since last time he held me!
All in all it was a pretty exhausting day and on top of all that Mommy and Daddy are attempting to increase my food amounts... and my belly is not taking that all that well. Please pray that I'm able to increase my food amounts so that I can switch from eating every 3 hours to every 3.5 hours and maybe sleep through the night more.
On a sad note, my friend Eva passed away this morning. Sad for us... but glorious for her! Please pray for her family and stop over at her blog to encourage them during this hard time.


Anonymous said...

My goodness Jacob - So many wonderful photos! It's difficult to choose my favorite. I love the whole family photo; Great Nana and Papa are sure loving on you; And....could you be a cuter Easter basket treat?!

It's my joy to check on you, pray for you and love you from Texas - wish I was closer to hold you in person! Hope your feeding changes go smoothly so you can move to the next weight category. Hugs - Lynne B.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful family,what a wonderful Easter joy Jacob is. a true Easter special

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Easter day you did have! Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pictures. You have 3 of the cutest boys I have ever seen.

Holly McCormick

Anonymous said...

Oh Jacob,

I have been out for the weekend and came back to check your blog. The pictures are adorable. I love them all and you and your big brothers look adorable. I'm glad you are doing well. I had a blessed Easter and it sounds like your family did as well. I'm glad your weight is increasing.

Jenn in CA.

Destini said...

Dear Jacob, what a blessed little boy you have 2 wonderful brothers, mom and dad and LOTS of people who love you very much. It makes my heart smile to see how much love you are receiving and how much joy you are able to impart to those that know you. I wish that every child had the opportunity to experience the love that you have showered upon you. Keep up the good work growing!