Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NICU Reunion

A few weeks ago we attended Joey's NICU reunion at Sutter Memorial Hospital. It was great seeing some of his former roommates and some of the wonderful nurses who took care of him while he was in there. Needless to say they were impressed by his progress (demonstrated by his healthy weight and rolls)! Here are some pics:

Joey and Marie (the social worker in the NICU who was so kind to us)

Joey checking out the miniature horse in the petting zoo

Joey and some of his nurses... this is Tracey, the nurse who admitted him to the NICU
And another one of his nurses who I remember, but whose name I don't recall
We finally got the Explanation of Benefits from our insurance company for Joey's NICU stay... can anyone guess how much 15 days in the NICU costs?????? $171,000 and I'm not even sure if that included his surgery. It will be interesting to see how that compares to the 15 day stay we had in the PICU. ... I'm sure we will be getting that one shortly. Thank God for insurance!

Monday, September 28, 2009


I don't know if it is his weekly water therapy, or what, but Joey has become such the little waterbaby. Here he is on Saturday in the pool with his Daddy.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Making Friends?

Well, sort of.

Lisa, Sheridan's mom was kind enough to provide me with pictures of a recent encounter between Sheridan and Joey at Jen's house. The following was also narrated by Lisa.

Here's Sheridan checking Joey out...

Sheridan gets very curious and interested in Joey. He leans in to check him out and make friends...

Then Joey raises his head and smiles...

What a SCARY Joey ;-)

Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I laughed throughout the day today everytime I was able to sneak a peak at these pictures with Lisa's narration.

It is kind of weird that my 7 month old baby has a whole life four days a week that I am not involved in due to the fact that I have to work full time. I am very grateful and appreciative that he seems to love where he is and that he gets to have so much fun at Jen's, not only moments like the one depicted below, but on a daily basis with Joaquin, Diego and Mateo. Thank you so much for taking such great care of my baby Jen. We love you guys.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Joey and His Daddy

Joey and his daddy Tony are so darn cute together. It melts my heart seeing them play together and it is daily affirmation that I married the right guy and was blessed to have been able to have a child with him. Check them out....

sorry could not get the video to upload so click here

Tony's 41st birthday was Sunday. Happy 41st Birthday Tony! I love both you and Joey with all my heart.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday (Jumperoo toys)

This was the first time Joey discovered how the toys on his jumperoo work! Look at him go...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Seven Month Birthday Joey!

Joey is seven months old today. How did seven months slip by so fast. Joey is doing some amazing things these days and is getting so big. He now rolls over from front to back and from back to front with ease. He does the tripod sit and is working hard at being able to sit without his hands down. Although not a whole lot, he does babble and try to talk to us. He smiles and laughs out loud. He is trying new foods. So far he has had carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, squash, baby oatmeal, pears and peaches. Most of it ends up on his bib and on his face (he has had some interesting facials) but he is trying and we will get there soon! He loves his baths and swimming in the pool. You should see him splash with his hands and kick his little feet. It is sooooooo cute. We love this baby more than we ever could have imagined and are so very proud of how far he has come in seven short months.

Happy Seven Month Birthday Joey!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Name

Ok... I've done it. At the suggestion of a few of the other moms I have decided to change the name of Joey's Blog from "Our Bundle of Joy" (taken rather uncreatively from the tag Joey was wearing on his behind in his birth announcement below) to "Our Bundle of Joey" (which was the web address I chose because "our bundle of joy" was unavailable) Thank you for the suggestion. This new name, now matches the URL and is a cute play on words that makes for a great title. So we are now Our Bundle of Joey! I like the new name much better.
Looking at the announcement again makes me realize how much this baby has grown. WOW! At his 6 month check up a few weeks ago Joey weighed in at 17 pounds and was over 25 inches long. It is amazing how much they grow in so little time.