Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Little Peanut, Baby Update 2

**guest blog post from my wife**

Carson has been doing very well and has moved from the NICU to the Special Care Nursery. I was there when the doctor did rounds this morning and she said that Carson, or Peanut, (that it what we have been calling him), is doing great!!! His spots of air and water in his lungs have gotten smaller and will resolve on their own. He is still struggling with jaundice. He has been eating very well, and the doctors have let me start breastfeeding him. The doctor told me that he would have to be monitored one more night and that she would see him first thing in the morning and see if he could spend the day with me in my room, I was so excited!!!

He makes the same little noises that McKay and Bryce did when they were full and comfortable. McKay got to see him for the first time tonight, he said that Carson was so cute and calls him "Baby Carson." Bryce is to young to see him in the nursery. We just lift him up to see Carson though the window. Bryce yells, "Baby!" whenever he see him.

Thanks for all your prayers and support! Please continue to pray that Carson continues to get better everyday and that he gets to come home with us on Tuesday!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

baby update

"It always looks worst than it really is."

Carson just has a few things going on with his breathing right now. They said he was 'grunting' every so often. So they put him in the Transition Nursery for 6 hours after his birth, so he could be monitored. His breathing did get much better, but not great.

So at 3:00am they put him in the Special Care Nursery. In here he got a IV, and many more of those leads to monitor him even more. Also had some x-rays of his lungs taken. They saw some fluid and a few air bubbles in there. Over the last 12 hours in Special Care Nursery he has gotten a lot better. The fluid in his lungs has gone down, as well as the air bubbles too.

His bilirubin (jaundice) count is a little high though. So that's why they have him under the "Lights" with these cool shades on. He has been poo-pooin' and pee-peein' just fine from his IV food. He just hasn't had a full meal yet of formula or breast milk. Jill gets to try and feed him this evening. Hopefully he eats well. This will help with the jaundice too.

Friday, August 29, 2008

my third son

August 29th at 2:59pm
8lbs 9oz
20" 1/2" long

Carson is the smallest of our three boys in birth weigh and length. It's fitting since he is the baby brother. The hospital staff were all saying, "WOW! This kids is huge!" Jill and I were thinking he looked tiny. Since McKay was 9.0lbs and Bryce was 9.6oz at birth.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

my first set design at npcc.

Alright! Here it is. My first set-design for a series at North Point.

Five Things that God Uses To Grow Your Faith.

I'll make sure to let you know in a later post, how we made it, how we came up with it, and how much time it took to make it. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

green room.

Green rooms are cool! Everyone knows that! And Everyone wants to hang out in them too!

This is the Green room for North Point Community Church. Some of you have asked me about this "Green Room" I have been twittering about a lot lately. So here it is. And it's Wonderful! Don't you think?

Currently it is the break room during the week as well. On Sundays, several meetings for the NP Production Team take place in here. Also two meals are severed for them and there families. I have been here for a total of five Sundays so far now and we haven't had the same meal served twice to us yet. The meals are good baby! NPCC doesn't mess around. They take care of their staff and their volunteers.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

McKay's first day of preschool

I can't believe it! Time goes by so fast!

McKay started pre-school this week at North Point's WeekDay program. This is an awesome program for kids. There are a total of ten kids in his classroom. He gets to sing songs, have craft time, story time, eat lunch, and play outside, with kids his own age. So cool! I'm jealous!

We let him pick out his backpack. And of course he went with the Lightning McQueen one. Plus he got the matching lunchbox too. Nice!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

pretty lights.

I'm still rockin' the West auditorium!

In case you didn't know...The West is the "over-flow" room at North Point. (This room gets packed with people too.) There is live worship in each auditorium, but the message is live in the East and projected live on a HUGE Screen for the West.

I'm doing my best not to let the West be treated like second fiddle. I understand the natural feeling is that it's not as cool, but attitude is everything. We just have to rock it baby!

Announcements from East.
Worship - Everlasting God.
Message from the East.

Last Sunday, I was able to work with one of our newer lighting volunteers. I programmed the lights on Thursday. And on Sunday morning, I shared with Jon what I did. He did an excellent job running my cues for the service. He made me look really good. I just sit in the booth for both services and was support for him. I only stepped in when he asked for help. During the rehearsal, the west producer asked if we could add a little something to a song. I then showed Jon how to do this on the console. And it turned out great. (Got some mad props for that one too in the meeting.) But most importantly it was great to be able to get to know Jon better. It's great to have him on our production team. Looking forward to teaching him and the other lighting guys and gals more and more.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Why is it called "Cookout" or "Grillout" here in the south? I guess it's because, you are Cooking outside? In California, it's just called "Bar-B-Que time" or "Grillin' somethin' up!"

This past Sunday, I was B-B-Qin' up some grub and the next door neighbor peaked up over the fence and asked me, "What are y'all Cookin' out tonight?" I laughed and explained to her I wasn't cookin' out. I was Grillin' it up tonight!

Also.... We couldn't find a Tri-Tip cut of meat at any grocery store around. All the butchers looked at me funny when I asked. Until one afternoon we were at Costco. I checked out the meats and started to yell, "Jilly! Jilly! Look! Tri-Tips!" I was pretty excited to say the least.

Now if only we could get Foster Farms Chickens too!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Who says we need expensive toys to play with?!?!?!

Cardboard boxes are just as much fun! Yeah Dude!