Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Aspen's First Haircut

Today, we decided to give Aspen her very first haircut. You're probably asking yourself why we would do such a thing. Well, we have a foreign exchange brother from Argentina where it’s a tradition to shave a baby’s head for the first few months of life (to help promote hair growth). So, we decided to give it a try!  

My First Haircut My First Haircut

As I finished buzzing the last section of her hair, I took the guard off and started to clean up. Mom then pointed out a spot I missed on the top of her head. I thought... no problem, picked up the clippers and began buzzing the area. However, I completely forgot that the guard wasn’t on, leaving her with a racing stripe on the top of her head! Matt flipped out, Mom was laughing hysterically and I was crying -- thinking I just ruined our daughter's hair. After a few minutes of panic and laughter, we decided it would be best not to leave her with a reverse Mohawk, so we shaved the rest to match. Good thing she looks adorable bald!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Aspen's bilirubin level has climbed since being discharged from Children's Mercy. To help bring it back within normal range her pediatrician ordered her a phototherapy bed. Now we have a superhero in the house!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Aspen's NICU Nurses

We feel incredibly blessed to have had such a wonderful nursing staff during her stay in the NICU at Children's Mercy. Thank you for all of the love and care you gave our sweet little girl!

My Day Nurse
My Night Nurse 
My Nurse The Day I Went Home

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Aspen Comes Home

Today, we were able to take Aspen home from the NICU. When she first arrived at Children's Mercy we were told that she could be there for several weeks. We were praying that she'd be home in time for Thanksgiving, but were preparing our hearts in case it didn't happen. Her homecoming was the best gift we could have possibly imagined!

We want to thank you all for being our prayer warriors. Your outpouring of thoughts and prayers have been an unbelievable blessing to our family!