The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Owen goes tanning...

Owen is testing high for bilirubin in his blood - that's the stuff that makes babies turn yellow and get jaundice - so the doctor prescribed photo-therapy for him. Basically, it means that he's got to lay under a special light that breaks down all the bad stuff in his blood. This is what it looks like:




As you can tell from the picture, it's not fun. He is so long that he can reach both ends of the thing, and he kicks and waves his arms around so much that he hurts himself against the sides. In addition, the light can cause blindness if the baby's eyes are exposed to it, so he has to wear special goggles and a hat pulled over his eyes, plus we have to keep his head covered by the sheet you see hanging down. Because he moves around so much, we have to watch him all the time to make sure he doesn't pull the sheet down on himself or expose his head to the light. That means that we've pulled all-nighters in order to watch him, and Matt and I are pretty much running on empty. His numbers today from his blood test were a lot lower, though, so hopefully this is his last night in his 'tanning bed'. It breaks my heart to see him in there.

On a happier note, here are some fun pictures from the last few days:



No, we didn't pose either of the above pictures. :)



Matt's dad came to visit and we took a three generation picture of the Farrell boys.



Owen is a cuddlebug.



Big stretch.



Hanging out with daddy after church.



Owen has huge hands. I'm thinking he'll be a great pianist. :)



And here are his enourmously long feet. The next Michael Phelps, perhaps?



His first bath at home.



Loving the hair brushing once again.



Baby burrito.



So cute.



My perfect little boy.

6 comments:

Maryam said...

Baby Burrito rocks!!! I love him! So cute. I can't wait to have my little man. Oh and Becca was so cute the night Owen was born. She's all, "Sister Moore, I'm an aunt!!" So cute

Tom, Laura & Ella said...

Those little pictures are way stinkin' cute! :) Congrats again on the new addition!

Jenny said...

that is the cutest baby on the planet! I can't wait to see him and hold him!
Grandma Debbie

KarenA said...

Cute! Cute! I love the "picking his nose" pic and the burrito is really sweet.

Rachel said...

Aww, he is so adorable! I hope he doesn't have to stay in the tanning bed for too long.

Clark and Rebecca said...

Oh my...I remember the bilirubin days! They brought the bili light to us the day after we brought Calissa home. I cried and cried (you know with all the prego horomones still running rampant) when we had to put the eye mask and hat on :( Hopefully little Owen with be done with the bili lights soon!