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  • 365 Days One year later and James continues to amaze us. He also happens to keep us running around a lot, and hence the lack of updates here. Teething is weighing heavily on our schedules as the nights are punctuated with cries and fussiness rules the day on a regular basis. Between these times, we still see him smiling and laughing with ease. He still has smiles for miles, but we are ever mindful to keep his acetaminophen dropper close at hand.We are patiently waiting for medical results in the next week to see how the future will play out. Our special little guy will have some special little needs, and it is important we find out as much as we ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2010, 8:50 PM by Ross Olson
  • Green is the Color This morning I’m sitting with James next to me on the desk as I try to clean up months worth of open web pages I’ve wanted to read, in preparation of dealing with more months of e-mail in my inbox. The big boy is doing pretty well considering the 2 weeks at OHSU and the week at home with the feeding tube. In fact, this week he turned 4 months old. James spent the food tube days at his Uncle's house being watched by Grandma and his Aunt and cousins with help from Grandpa. Food tube nights were handled back at home, with me taking a short shift after work until midnight and Amy taking the ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2010, 12:17 PM by Ross Olson
  • Really Sucky Virus James just spent the last week and a half at OHSU recovering from a virus that was in his lungs, called RSV. He's doing well now, shuttling from home to Uncle's house each day where he's being tended to by Grandma. A feeding tube is complicating things, but also allowing him to keep on gaining the weight he needs (12 lbs and change at the last weigh in.)It was a sucky way to spend the two weeks: Amy was fighting food poisoning, the flu and a kidney stone so Dad and then Grandma stayed with him for the full 11 days. I'll try and get one of the photos he took recently up on this ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2010, 12:06 PM by Ross Olson
  • Superbaby Sunday James continues to grow and there is no stopping him. He has been blissfully unaware of closely held chaos around him. He is sleeping for longer stretches, and taking more formula in a single feeding. We have just started using an 8oz bottle in addition to the 4 ouncer that we've had for the first two months. Amy was looking at some of his NICU pictures and said she was surprised at just how much he has developed.It is surprising, to be sure. Not because we didn't expect it, but because when you're with him for every day of his life, it is hard to detect the changes. I am so glad I was pushy about ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2010, 12:11 PM by Ross Olson
  • A Merried Christmas Contrary to the dire tone of the previous post here, Christmas was really nice, if a little low key. We got our tree late in the season. So late that the lot we usually get it from was vacated and only had leftover 3- and 4-foot trees sitting out, asking for a donation (if you could afford one, but feel free to take one if you couldn't).This year the tree is in the same corner where we usually have it, but sits on top of a table. The 4-foot table plus the 4-foot tree in the (now) oversized 1-foot stand actually makes the tree look quite sizable when you're looking into the living ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2009, 2:34 PM by Ross Olson
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