Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Colby visits Wake Med

Colby's birthday visit to Wake Med.

Happy Birthday!

Today is a big day for the Guy family. One year ago at 4:10am & 4:11am, Colby and Gavin were born. This is a bittersweet day for us as anyone may can imagine. We started the day a little earlier than usual so that we could have coffee at Wake Med's Leap'in Lizard's Cafe (the hospital's coffee bar that we frequented often). We then decided to venture up to the intensive care nursery to show Colby off and to visit with the nurses and Dr's who were a big part of our lives during the Wake Med stay. We were surprised and lucky to have the two main Dr's for Gavin & Colby (Parsons & Bastek) both on duty and available for a visit. A handful of their nurses also visited. It was a little reunion for all of us out in the hallway, and was emotional at times, but very nice as well. It is always good for the Dr's and nurses to see healthy and happy ICN alumni, and many of them stated so.

We will update the blog later with pictures and some details of our recent East Coast road trip. Colby traveled through 6 states with the ultimate destination of Long Island NY, where is uncle Chris got married on August 8. It was a great trip, and Colby did amazing.

The Guy Family

Pictures - Colby had red velvet cupcakes for his first birhtday, but I'm not sure he liked them! He wasn't really sure what to do with them. His cousin Charlotte, friends Georgia and William, and Katie (his nursery neighbor from Wake Med) came to help him celebrate.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Colby's first big road trip.

I don't know if we are brave, stupid, or crazy, but we decided to drive from Raleigh to Long Island, NY for Uncle Chris's wedding. We thought it would be fun to visit friends and family along the way and see a few sites. We did all of that, and had a great time. Colby is an excellent traveller, and sleeps beautifully in the car. We were so excited to be able to spend a whole week with him, but his nanny, Carrie, missed him a lot!

We were able to visit with friends in DC, family in Maryland, tour the Amish country in Pennsylvannia, hike and fish in the Catskill mountains, and take a ferry ride to Long Island for the wedding. The weather was perfect, and it was quite shocking to see the temperature reading in the car rise from around 75 to 109 during our 12 ride back to Raleigh. Our rock-star baby rode all the way from Long Island to Raleigh with very few complaints!