October 20, 2009

Day Thirteen

Calder is right on track. Doing exactly what they expect him to do as a 'former 29 and 2'. He's up to 3lbs 6.7oz today. Doesn't seem like much, but to us that's great progress. And progress is all we're after.

Piper is back home with us. I *think* she may have missed us a bit towards the end. Has fallen quite gracefully into our routine. Such a trooper to spend all the time she does at the hospital.

Here's a little sweetness to add to your day. (Sorry for the slightly blurry picture, it's hard to get a crisp one without a flash.)

Shortly after we had Calder I came across this quote:

Take your needle, my child,
and work at your pattern —
it will come out a rose by and by.
Life is like that . . . one stitch
at a time, taken patiently.
-- Oliver Wendell Homes--

That's what I've been doing off and on throughout the days. Working on my stack of knitting. Zac joked that I should bring my sewing machine to the hospital, that would be a soothing, familiar sound to Calder. That's not quite feasible... I'll continue knitting.

He got a hat and two pairs of booties (first pair was too short for his long-ish skinny feet) before I was even discharged.

I've been working away on a kicking bag since mid last week. Stitch by tiny stitch, patiently.


Anonymous said...

Wow Good Boy!
His weight is great!
Love the hat and booties.
Keep up the growing little man!!

Stormy said...

So nice to hear and see an update. Glad to hear Calder is doing so well, that momma milk is good stuff, he'll grow like a weed. We think about you guys all the time and cannot wait to see you all in December.

Kim Youra Photography said...

Yay for progress, Calder! Super cute hat and booties, Emmy! I'll continue to check back for updates... I'll be thinking of you all. -Kim

Anonymous said...

Dear Emmy, Zac, Piper and Calder...

The Fortune Family thinks of you everyday. Our home is your home in Madison. Sincerly, sf/

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing pictures and keeping us posted. YEAH Calder!

Seza said...

Zach, Emmy and Piper:

We're friends of Irm and Phil's and have been following your blog for a while. My mom Connie is a good friend of theirs. Anyways, just know that we're praying for you and that we're sending all our postive energy your way.


Sarah, Tim and Frankie