In Memorian

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HENDRIK WILLEM CHRISTIAAN HELLEMANBorn: The Hague, Netherlands, February 24, 1920Died: Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 25, 2007 On Sunday, February 25, 2007, the Lord called home His faithful servant, hu... Read More

party time!

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well, i am a whole year older! i am now TWO years old! mommy and daddy threw me a fun birthday party again this year. Thomas (the choo-choo train) was the star of the show (besides me, of course!) me!... Read More

look who’s two!!

i can hardly believe it…my first baby turned two years old today!! where does the time go? my mom and i took Judah to a Burger King with a play centre. We thought that it had a ball pit, but it ... Read More

good news!

Asher had to go in to have his hearing tested again today. They tested him at the hospital, as they do with all newborns in Ontario, where he received a passing grade for his left ear but not for his ... Read More

yes, he’s home!

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After 51 days in the NICU, we were finally able to take our precious baby boy home on Friday! It is such a great feeling to have our whole family under one roof! After such a long stay in the hospital... Read More

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bundled up after his first bath at home. we planned to get a picture of him in the bath, but he pooped in the tub before we had the chance!!... Read More

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Oma and Opa were finally able to hold Asher for the first time this past Saturday. (Grandma and Grandpa had the chance in the hospital at the beginning of January.)... Read More

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While he was in the hospital, McMaster provided diapers for Asher. So I was excited to finally put him in some of the cute cloth diapers I had bought for him. He wore cloth home from the hospital and ... Read More

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Finally wireless! When we took Asher into Care-by-Parent at the hospital, he was unhooked from his monitors for good. That night was the first time he had no leads connected to him for any extended pe... Read More

Friday!!!!

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We’re praying that everything goes smoothly this time around… I spoke with Asher’s doctor today, and the plan is for him to come home on Friday! He passed his carseat test and I was ... Read More

another update

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The results of Asher’s CBC came back, and his neutrophils levels are higher than they were on Sunday, so it looks like they are headed in the right direction. Praise the Lord!... Read More

update

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I just wanted to give an update on how Asher is doing since his scary episodes this weekend. On Sunday, they did a CBC (complete blood count) to check for an infection. His white blood cell count came... Read More

misbehaving!

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well, not really…i’m using nurse jargon. the nurses tell the babies that they are misbehaving when they have episodes of apnea or bradycardia…… the roller coaster continues. ye... Read More

one month old already!

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Asher is one month old today. It’s hard to believe, since I should really be pregnant for another six weeks! The past month has flown by, with all the back and forth to the hospital and everythi... Read More

day 24 (January 6, 2007)

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Today was an exciting day! When we arrived at the hospital for a visit this afternoon, we were a little worried, because the nurse said she and the doctor had been concerned about Asher this morning. ... Read More