Friday, May 8, 2009

Two steps forward, one step back...

Today was a pretty good day in the NICU. Bobby is doing great, and the possibility of him being moved into a crib soon is fast becoming a reality. He ate 60 ml this morning! I could not believe it when the nurse told me this. I was there during his 2pm feeding, and he did a great job nursing. I think we are getting the hang of it. After I nursed him, he was pretty sleepy, and did not do too well with the bottle feeding. He was back to about 30 ml. So, he eats like a champ with some feedings, and not so well with others. The nurse predicted he'd be moved into a crib within the next day or so. But, the doctor said in a "few" days...so, we'll just have to wait it out and see. I have a feeling he'll be home by next Wednesday. His weight today was 4 lbs. 11 oz. But, with all newborns, the birth weight is typically gained back within the first two weeks of life.

I am finally feeling a bit more prepared for his homecoming. We still have preparations to do, and another trip or two to Babies R Us. I have most of his belongings that he'll need for the first couple of months downstairs. I think I might start on the nursery too. It will be cute! If what I envision is actually doable. Is that even a word: doable?

Bob's mom has made us another great dinner. We'll eat, and be off again to the hospital for some quality daddy time. Bob's sister Jo is also coming to visit for the weekend. It should be a lot of fun.

P.S. What is going on in the world right now? I haven't watched the news in over a week...

2 comments:

Lori said...

Bob and Jen, Congratulations on your new darling son! We are so happy for you. Would love to have Joye's e-mail if you find the time. Lori Kendall kenclan@aol.com

Aunt Pig said...

I tear up on every picture and blog you write, I wanna see him soooo bad,Love You and Miss you like crazy!!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails