Friday, December 13, 2013

Update On Caris

Hi friends,

I am popping in to give a quick little update on our sweet daughter, Caris.

She is 12 1/2 weeks old already! 38 1/2 weeks gestation. Caris weighs 8 lbs. 7 oz. now! She is 20" long....not quite the itty bitty baby she used to be--she has more than quadrupled her birthweight.

Caris is still in the NICU. We thought we may be settling in at home by now, but taking bottles has been a little bit of a struggle for her. She has been working on them for 4 weeks. She has great technique, but just needs a boost of energy for endurance. She is taking about 50% of her bottles of 70 mL. Whatever she does not drink by mouth, she gets fed through a tube in her nose.

She is still on oxygen, and may go home on it for a while. She developed a cold over the weekend, but is starting to feel better. It is difficult to see her go through these trials, but we sure are developing a strong bond. I love holding her and comforting her. She is such a little sweetheart.

Please keep praying for our little lady. Especially that she develops endurance to drink all of her bottles. She has been working hard and is getting so close! Such a strong little girl. Will you pray her home soon? It sure would be an amazing Christmas present!!!


  1. Definitely praying for Caris to come home soon! That would be an amazing Christmas present!!! :) I can't believe how big your little girl is getting already. Sending love to you guys!

  2. How is Caris doing? I was praying for her - and hoping you all were home together for Christmas!
    I wish you all a VERY Happy New Year!!!