Wednesday, April 16, 2008

If anyone would like to donate money to a charitable organization in memory of Abby, we suggest you donate directly to Emanuel. The Children's Hospital Foundation link is below:

Thank you all very much.

Jenn and I donated a "Garden Brick." There is a really nice Children's Garden area at the hospital. We got a brick inscribed with Abby's name on it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

We had a beautiful service yesterday. Everything was perfect. We were amazed by all the doctors, nurses, therapists, and staff from the hospital that attended.

I'll try and load the slide show from the funeral on here sometime soon. This might be the last entry for a while.

Jill gave me a Buddhist quote that I'll always remember: When you have learned all you can learn, and when you have taught all you can teach, you pass on. I think this perfectly applies to our little Abby.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Mommy Toes"

Tomorrow, we meet with a chaplain from the hospital, Jill James, who we asked to preside over the memorial service. In the afternoon, we will have a private viewing at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Many thanks to everyone that have sent messages of love and support. It's amazing to think about all the people that Abby has affected.

We are having a memorial service on Friday, April 11, at 3:00pm. There will be a reception following the service at our house. All are welcome.

Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
4101 NW Skyline Boulevard
Portland, OR 97229

I have been trying to figure things out, and there is no answer. There was no way to predict what happened and once it did happen, there was nothing anybody could have done. We wouldn't have done anything differently. Abby was a beautiful little girl. She taught us so much about everything. Words cannot express the love we all feel.

Monday, April 7, 2008

In Loving Memory

I don't know how to start this, Greg and I are in complete shock, Abby passed away this morning. I was driving her to her 9am appointment and she stopped breathing, I pulled to the side of the road and gave her CPR and called 911. The paramedics took her to Emanuel and they did everything that they could but she did not make it. I can't tell you how much this hurts - she was home for 12 days and was doing awesome - there was no sign.
I wanted to write this right away to let you all know that Abby is the miracle baby - she touched us all and has taught us so much - please keep your loved ones close to you and thank you all for being our family and for loving Abby - she is an inspiration, continues to be a beam of hope and is our little angel.
We will let you know of services as soon as they are arranged.

The Jacoby Family

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tummy Time

We are were relaxing on our bellies today. Tomorrow, I have to go back to work full time. Jenn will be taking Abby to speech therapy. Hopefully, we can start attempting to bottle feed again.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Abigail "Talking"

She is wearing one of my favorite outfits!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Abigail and Mom went on a nice walk today. The weather was really nice. Abby enjoys the outside. We went to 70 ml for feeds during the day. She seems to be tolerating it just fine.

Also, Abby wanted to say Happy Birthday to her Nana!!!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Abigail, Ma, and me went on our first stroller ride this afternoon. I got some pictures, but then accidentally deleted them. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice, so we'll go out again. She really seemed to like it, although she didn't like the sun shining in her eyes. She fell asleep as soon as we got back. We continue to work on getting in some good tummy time.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Two nurses came by this morning. The first was the regular wound care nurse. She showed Jenn how to change the dressing. Everything is looking good. Abby weighed 4108 grams - just over 9 lbs. She has gained about an ounce a day since last Thursday - which is great. The second nurse was a Washington County community nurse. She will check her development next month and will help us with the many social services available.
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