New grandbaby Ian is now over 5 lbs, off all supplemental oxygen, nursing and taking a bottle (both) well. He may be ready to go home next week, but only time will tell. He has come a long way from that 27 gestational wk, 2 1/2 lb preemie. Lots of prayers answered along the way, and we're thankful.
His big brother has been with us for most of the past 1 1/2 months, and it's been fun. This grandma is reminded why folks have kids when they are young... keeping up with an active nearly 3-year-old keeps one on one's toes!
Now to get a quilt made for this new little guy! I have the cuddle fabrics and a pattern, just need to find the time to get to it.
Thanks for all your prayers, concern and encouragement. You are appreciated.
Also, an update on my dad who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the end of the year. He will be 83 on Sunday, and he is slowly fading. A friend noted that I was sandwiched between new life beginning and a life well lived, and it is true. He's doing incredibly well all these months (months we didn't think we'd have), and even this morning he's gathering cattle on a horse, determined not to be left behind when the men ride out. This might be the last time he's able to do so, but he's surprised us before.
All in all, we've been blessed.