Friday, October 31, 2008


Oh Man, is it Halloween already?
I'm too sleepy!
Boo from jack o' lantern Eric!

Me and Brother

Dinosaur Jacob is ready to be set loose

I'm coming for your candy!
Just too cute to be scary!!!
Happy Halloween from the Sayler's,
Troy, Tracey, Jacob, Eric and even little Jack

Monday, October 27, 2008

What's Up?

Look at me!! I'm 5 lbs. 1 oz. now!!

Eric's First Bath At Home

I don't want a bath Mommy
Well, this isn't so bad

I could get used to this

Ahhhh, not bad at all!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

See Any Resemblance?

Eric at 2 1/2 month old

Jacob at 1 Month
Eric at 2 1/2 months
Jacob at 1 month.
Quite a bit different in size though!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Eric is up to 4lbs. 12.1 oz.

Eric came home today!!! I roomed in with him last night at the hospital and he did wonderful. He ate very well and gained some more weight and didn't have a single episode. He came home on a monitor and oxygen. We got home around 5:30 and he has been doing great!! Jacob adores him and does a great job of keeping him awake for his feedings. It is so wonderful to be home again!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Huge Day for Us!!!

I don't have any pictures to add but I do have amazing news! Eric is out of the NNICU and down to Level 2 Special Care. He could be home as early as the end of next week. He has been solely nursing and bottle feeding the last 4 days and has done great. His feeding tube came out 3 days ago. He is still on his nasal cannula but needs very little oxygen. Eric has really turned the corner. Prayers answered and fingers crossed he will finally get to meet big brother soon. We can't wait to get him home and get settled into a new routine.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The original sweetie pie!

Down time at the playground
I'm Captain of this ship!
Trip to the Children's museum:
Mom, did you know that dolphins can swim in carpet!
Water and cars, what a wonderful mix!!

All Dolled Up In Stripes!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2 Months old!!

Eric is doing very well. He is still having trouble with his reflux but he is gaining weight and his heart rate is wonderful!! Eric is up to 4lbs. 5.7oz. His last challenge before he can come home is to be on full feeds by mouth. He's working on it!! What a cutie in his 1st Halloween onesie from Grandma!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

What a difference a day makes!!

My sister Tami holding Eric

Eric is up to it again!! Improving all the time. Sunday was the big day for getting moved into a crib. He is maintaining his temperature very well and gaining weight like crazy. Eric now weighs 3lbs. 15oz.. Just one ounce shy of 4 pounds which would mean doubling his birth weight. He finally gets to wear clothes!!! We have been keeping him very stylish! It is so much fun to just be able to walk up and pick him up whenever we want. He also started nursing on Tuesday. It went great in the beginning and then he decided he already got the hang of it so he got bored and kept falling asleep. So then we decided to do bottles to start off. He got to have his first bottle today. He sucked it right down and was begging for more. Tomorrow he will get a bottle for every other feed and I can nurse when I want to also. We are so proud of him. My sister says she is taking all the credit for the milestones!!!!! We whole heartedly agree on this because she was there to watch Jacob so Troy and I could focus on Eric. Tami you are welcome back anytime and we miss you like crazy already. Kisses from the boys!!