Saturday, July 23, 2011

A short Update

Well I was discharged from the Hospital yesterday. So sadly, we left Griffin and headed home. It was good for me, and I knew it would be. I needed to be in my bed and see my animals and see the sun! Ha!

So we hung with our little guy until mid-afternoon then came home. And took a long family nap! It was lovely! Then Mr.Pate fixed me some dinner and we went up to feed griffin.

I am pumping every three hours, so that takes up a lot of our time too.

Today has drug by so slowly!! We got up and went to feed Griffin, had breakfast, came home to pump, went to church to work for a bit, ran some errands, came back home to pump, went to feed the boy, took a walk, watched some tv, pumped, dinner, a nap, and now we are headed back up there. Time
Is dragging!!!

Griffin is doing great! He passed his first hearing test. He will have to have one more too. With the antibiotic he is on, there is a risk of hearing damage. So far so good- be praying for that!

He is on a three hour schedule for eating, so we try to make it to three of those a day. We are trying to breastfeed, and so far we have had three pretty successful attempts! Since he was introduced to a bottle first, nursing is harder for him. But he is doing great.

Maybe soon I will update on the emotional side of it all, but it is hard to out into words the roller coaster I am on.

One thing is for sure- my husband is the most amazing person ever. I am so thankful for his care and guidance right now. The Lord is using him to carry me right now. I am blessed.

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone


  1. i know i comment on every single thing. sorry if it's annoying. i just want you to know i probably thought about you 20 times today. you are in my most sincere prayers. i honestly cannot even fathom the amount of emotional turmoil you feel from what you've been going through and in not having your baby in your house with you. ill see you guys tomorrow. text me what time you need me to bring it, since i know you'll need to go feed griffin.

  2. Reading your updates moves me and takes me back to the crazy, scary, and faith-building experience we had five months ago. I'm praying for you. And I know EXACTLY what you mean about the husband who carries you. My respect for Eli went through the roof as I watched him care for our son, for our daughter, and for me. We are praying for you guys. Thanks for keeping us updated.

  3. Congrats on the little guy. Perhaps all didn't go as planned, but yay he's here. I'm sure you're ready to bring him home. Try to use a little of that time for yourself & to rest up! I'm still waiting to rest up & I'm on year 2! Ha enjoy!!