June 19, 2013

UPDATE (6/19/13)

Today began with Leah and her Mom being interviewed by Indianapolis Star:
I, finally arrived to see Beckett sleeping soundly. They administered his sedation medication at around 11:00am because we were told we’d be heading over to the new NICU around Noon. Sure enough, there were delays and we did not end up going over until around 2:30pm. Though he definitely woke up before then, we were, however, able to get him back asleep, and he slept the entire distance (roughly a block) over to the new NICU. We were ushered over and were in his new room as he arrived. It was great to see him still sleeping and accomplishing this transfer successfully. In fact, we were told that all the babies made it over safe-n-sound. If my count is correct, this will be our 3rd Hospital, 4th Building and 8th Room since December 28, 2013. It’s been quite the journey, but Beckett is stronger than ever, and we are anticipating a smooth few weeks leading up to a successful surgery on July 2nd!

We need your help. As some of you may have seen, I edited a picture of Beckett a few months ago to look like the Gerber Baby Logo. I sent it to Gerber, and they did respond. Apparently, Gerber is doing another contest this year for “cute baby pictures” (or something like that). Clearly, we think Beckett is the cutest baby ever (we may be a little bias), so we are thinking about submitting a photo. I think the grand prize last year was $50,000…and this year is $25,000 (I think). I may post an image sometime within the next few days with a few hand-select images of Beckett, and would like your feedback on which one you think we should submit. If anything, this may be a fun distraction and something to do to better engage you all. I would truly value your opinion, so please vote! 🙂

That’s about it. A successful move, and yet another day with Beckett…he’s as cute as ever!


— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley’s Children’s Hospital.

2 thoughts on “June 19, 2013

  1. child of God says:

    Hey there. 🙂 I haven’t been leaving comments as I have been away from the computer but I have been praying for you all and Beckett. I am glad to see all is well and the move went smoothly. I sure will vote for your adorable son and give you my opinion on the pics you are contemplating on submitting.

    Blessings and many prayers.

  2. Glad the move went so smoothly for Beckett. And vote? I love to vote for things/people I believe in so count me in! Look forward to seeing the pictures 😉 Still praying…always praying.

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