Sunday, August 31, 2008
Jacob had many visitors today. His aunts and uncles came to see how adorable he was. They couldn't help but to admire his tiny fingers and tiny toes. They wished they could hold him, but he was too comfortable sleeping so they didn't want to wake him. It was extra special when Grandma and Grandpa Horn came to see him. Grandma loved touching and counting his toes and fingers. She even sang a little rhyme for Jacob. He gets so active when she's around. I think it's a grandma thing!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Today was a great day! We learned that Jacob had his first feeding last night and used up all the breastmilk I pumped the last few days. It wasn't very much, but he took it very well. They also removed an IV on his right hand. With that, he takes every opportunity to stretch, move, and grab all sorts of stuff in his way. Jacob also loves to be held by his mother through Kangaroo care. He was not very happy when he had to go back to bed. After a few seconds of crying, he found a comfortable position and slept. We were so proud of our little boy!
Jacob will be spending the next 11 weeks in the NICU so they can monitor his growth and progress. So far, he has impressed everyone. He's made great progress and does not need a respirator. Yesterday, I was able to do kangaroo care where I was able to hold him skin to skin and now I will be doing that EVERYDAY. And last night, they started his first feeding. We were so happy to know that he's in great hands and that your prayers were heard and answered. Thank you so much!
Jeremiah and I joined a support group for premature babies and it has helped us a lot emotionally. We know there will be good and bad days, but we are taking them one day at a time. We are so blessed to have a strong little boy. Thank you for everything. We will continue to keep you posted.
Sopha, Jeremiah, and Jacob Thomas