Sorry we haven't been as good about posting everyday lately, we don't want this to concern people. As Dan mentioned Quinn is still not able to pass food through his system, so we spend a lot of time trying to keep him comfortable and asleep (at which time we've actually seen him smile, I really hope he's dreaming about food :)). Being held seems to be what comforts him the most, that and sugar water, so we spend most of our waking hours just holding him.
I have pictures of Dan holding him that I will post later. I haven't been able to download them as Dan is sleeping on the cable I need ;)
Of course this make posting, and doing much of anything else a little difficult. I do want to reassure people that Quinn is doing well (as are Dan and I). The doctors and nurses all keep saying how good he looks. We are also trying to give him little touches of comfort as well (hospital issue of course, to try to keep germs away, but they're nice). We have managed to get three bears, socks, a blanket, a hat, and a Christmas decoration for him. It's kind of cute to see him with all this stuff.
I think we need to learn how to post videos because Quinn makes the best faces. I'll try to contact my friends Shawn and Kelly and see how they do it, they always have great videos on their site. We also want everyone to know how much we appreciate their continued support. The cards, the packages, the visits, the comments, the phone messages, the websites (and pictures people send to them), and blog posts have all been so wonderful. I have a secret for everyone, I think that Dan and I look forward to all your comments on our blogspot as much as you all look forward to our posts. Dan looks for comments about as often as some of you have expressed that you look at this site per day, but don't tell him I told you that. I was looking at a new friends website today. Her daughter was born three days before Quinn was. On her site she has pictures of her daughters first bath. The baby looks so comfortable just floating in all that water. I just can't wait to do that with Quinn. These are the things I've been thinking about lately. I know we still have a little way to go before all of this is behind us, but it's been very helpful in getting me through lately. I think about being able to look over and see him sleeping in the pack n' play we have set up by our bed, being able to pull him into bed with me until he quites down when he's crying at night, being able to wear him around the house (a very wise woman bought me a sling to carry Quinn with, I call that wearing him), being able to let him work his muscles by trying to stand on our legs while we hold him, just being able to hold him without having to position about 10 IV lines, cord, and wires. Most of all I just look forward to seeing him in our home visiting with friends and family. We love you all and thank you so much for just being out there and thinking about us. OK, it sounds like our little man is waking up, so my posting time is up for now. Take care of yourselves, we can't wait to see you all.