Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Shower, Wedding Anniversary, Day Trip, Birthday, and Oliver goes tubeless

 Yes all those things happened from Thursday to Sunday last week, just wanted to share a couple of photos.
He was just a moving that night, never woke up, just lots of hand motions. This was taken over a week ago.
 Hubby and I celebrated our 33 wedding anniversary on July 15th, had taken a day trip that day and went to hold Oliver that night, hubby's first time holding him.  Perfect anniversary gift, holding Oliver.  We had Oliver's baby shower the night before, Oliver will never have to buy anymore clothes again.  Lots of gifts.
 Another picture when he was nine weeks old, before he lost all those tubes.  Loves to touch his face.
 And here I am holding Oliver on my anniversary with no tubes to get in the way, he was wide awake that night  and hungry, he weighed 4 lbs. 10ozs. 
Oliver now weighs today 4 lbs. 14 ozs. and is close to coming home.  He is doing really well being in a regular crib and loves to eat.  He has a hernia, his dad had one when he was born.  They are going to fix it sometime this week hopefully and after that he can come home.  I have been helping Brandi paint their bedroom since Oliver will be staying in it for awhile when he comes home and today I went over and helped her finish painting some she had not finished in her kitchen, trying to get things ready for the big homecoming. And then to round off everything going on last week I turned 54 on sunday, missed my dad that day, he use to tease me about getting older.  Yes  what a week,  will post pictures of all my goodies I found on my day trip soon, been working on fall items today, trying to finish up what I have started before I start something else.  Hope everyone has a great week, Hugs. Vicky


  1. I am so glad that little cutie is coming home. He will thrive when he gets where he is held and loved. NICUs are a wonderful thing, but there is no place like home. Happy birthday and happy anniversary.betty
    our little preemie is 6 months old and weight 18lbs! See what you have to look forward to?

  2. Vicky, he's a sweetie!! Amazing what a little time and help will do!! I know it's the time of year when we are all so busy, but I still think of everyone in blogland now and then!! Take care of yourself and stay cool, it's terribly hot here this week and I'm sure you're way too.


  3. Oh he's getting glad he'll be home soon.Happy late Birthday and Anniversary! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Vicky,

    Oliver is so sweet..and almost ready to come home..awesome. Happy Anniversary, and what a gift holding that sweet little one. And Happy Birthday to you!!..Karter is almost the CPAP and in a crib. He's still on the cannula for oxygen..hes about 4 pounds.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures of you, hubby and special!

  5. Hi Vicky~

    Oliver is such a sweetie!! Glad to hear he should be coming home soon. Happy belated Birthday to you & anniversary to both you & your hubby!!

    Enjoy your week~Becky

  6. Hi Vicky...what a PERFECT week you have had. Oliver is such a cute little fellow. Hope that his surgery goes well and he is safe at home soon!!

  7. Hi Vicky.... Wonderful news, Oliver is coming home soon! It's almost time to celebrate!

    Congrats on your anniversary and Happy Belated Birthday. What a week you had, so many good things...


    P.S. Oliver just keeps on getting cuter by the minute, I enjoy every update you share...

  8. He is a darling! One of my grandkids, Tyler, was a preemie, and is now over six feet tall.

    I love Oliver's name too. I know he will get lots of love, up to the moon and back again.

  9. such a fantastic blessing.....
    God is certainly working hard for Oliver.
    Love his little smile.

  10. Vicky, so many smiles with this post! He has gotten so big and so wonderful to see him without tubes!!! Congrats! OLM

  11. Oh, what wonderful news! Oliver is such a cutie and so close to coming home! It's so great when they lose all those tubes and you can hold them without getting all tangled up :) He will thrive when he gets out of the hospital, there is nothing like being home!
    Many hugs and blessings, Trish

  12. Hi Vicky, late Happy Anniversary and late Happy Birtjday!! Little Oliver is adorable!! So glad the tubes are gone and he will go home soon. What a homecoming that will be!!

  13. Well I see I can't spell, Happy Birthday!! 8-)

  14. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday Vicky!!!!! I'm crying these pics are so dear!!!!!! Oliver is BEAUTIFUL, what a joyful way to spend time!!!! I bet your on pins and needles for his homecoming!!!! Thank you for sharing such a dear time! My Best ~Kimberly

  15. O Vicky , So many exciting days you have had lately ! Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday ! O and lil Oliver he is so precious makes my heart sing to know he is tubeless and going home soon! He sure looks like he loves his grandma bunches already ! So thrilled thanks for sharing ! Enjoy your week sweetie ! Rub the bottom of Olivers lil feet for me the next time you see him! hugs lil raggedy angie

  16. Oh Vicky, Happy Belated Birthday and Anniversary. You two are just behind us by a few years. Glad you got away and then to see little Oliver without tubes, what a huge blessing. Hoping things go well with the correction of the hernia and he will be home soon. He is precious. Just want to reach thru and hug him myself. God is good and he is a Miracle. So proud for all of you. I know it's been a long journey to getting him home. Take care and have a good week.

  17. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! A little
    I bet it was wonderful to be able to hold your
    grand son without those tubes...He sure is
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting...

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  18. Hi Vicki, Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! I also celebrated my 30th birthday on July 10th! July is a good month!
    Baby Oliver is cute as a button and I am sure everyone is so excited for his home coming! What a blessing he is! Such a sweet little boy!
    Hope your having a good week!
    Take care!


  19. HI Vicki,

    SO glad the little guy is doing well! He is a cutie and I know all of you can't wait for his home coming...Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday! Sweet photos of you and your hubby...Blessings to all of you...

  20. Hi Vicki,
    I don't know how I missed this post! I am sorry, what a big boy he is getting to be! I am glad that he is doing so well! Happy belated anniversary and birthday! You have a lovely family!