Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I'm so happy!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Jacob is growing out of his newborn clothes! I just pulled out a few newborn onesies to wash a day or two ago and now it's getting tight! I can't believe it...he's growing so fast. I guess we're moving up to 0-3 months. =)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Jeremiah likes to call those cute cheeks, "chipmunk cheeks." He uses them to store his milk or medication. As soon as we think he swallows and we walk away, he spits it right out! It makes us laugh all the time (it's funny now b/c he's so darn cute, but we know it's not going to be later when he's older). He's just getting really sneaky...
As of yesterday, he is 7 lbs. 10 oz. and probably still 18 1/2 inches long. We had a really good appointment with his pediatrician. He answered all of our questions and more! He was really good...he knew Jacob's medical history very well. We really like him.
Today was an exciting day for me. My sister came to visit (we're watching Twilight tomorrow!). I also had the NICU support meeting and then my Relief Society sisters threw me a baby shower...since I didn't get a chance to have one. It was a lot of fun. BUT, the best part of today was when I came home to my family...Jeremiah and Jacob.
It's 3:45 am...just called the advice nurse, the NICU, and emailed Jacob's pediatrician. We're worried because the color of his stool was green. It was a smear, but definitely different from what we've seen. In addition to that, we checked his blood work results and it appears that his hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are below the normal range. I have a feeling he's going to need a blood transfusion. I'll keep everyone posted. Please continue to pray for him.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
...he woke up when I moved him to the bassinet...I should have known better...he's still awake right now...=/
Jacob is awake because he's still hungry. I gave him his 70 mL feed as usual, but he had a big dirty diaper after he finished his bottle. He was still hungry so he took another 30 mL. I was already afraid to give him that much, but he kept crying. I'm going to have him wait until 3 am for more milk. *sigh*
Tomorrow we're going to see his pediatrician. We have lots and lots of questions to ask. We didn't realize the big difference between the NICU care and the routine care here so we decided to make another appointment. Two months from last week is a little bit too long without enough instructions about feeding, reflux, meds, etc. Hopefully, it'll go well.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Today went by really fast. Jeremy made breakfast in bed and took care of Jacob for almost the whole day. He gave me some time to go out and shop. Isn't it sweet? He wanted me to take a break and actually told me to "take my time..." those are sweet words coming from him...he usually hates it when I take forever when I go to the stores so that was really nice. When I got home, I decided to organize my pantry (it's so empty now) and clean the kitchen...then I fed Jacob. He did the cutest thing today. While I was feeding him (he was so hungry...he makes it seem like we don't feed him), he took both of his hands and placed it on the bottle as if he was going to hold it. He is the cutest little baby ever!! Watching him grow little by little each day is such a blessing. All that waiting for him to arrive was worth it...now I can enjoy all of the itty bitty things he does. Parenthood is amazing! (It's only that great because I have the best husband and sweetest baby in the world.)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
We are all doing very well. Jacob is keeping us busy. He feeds every 3 hours and in between, he gets his medications. Lately it seems as if he has a period during the day where he is completely alert and DOES NOT want to go to sleep. It lasts about 3-4 hours. Other than that , he pretty much sleeps very well. With that, Jeremiah and I are trying to figure out our sleeping time ourselves! We are both up from 9am-9pm. From 9pm-3am, Jer naps...from 3 am-9am, I nap. Jer hardly naps b/c he wakes up to Jacob's cry or makes sure he's okay...even though I'm up watching him. He's such a good dad. He is absolutely amazing with Jacob. I'm going to be sad when he has to return to work in 2 weeks!
Right now, we're struggling with how much to increase his feedings. He gets pretty fussy after he eats or right before his scheduled eating time. He left the hospital drinking 60 mLs and we've been slowly increasing it by 5 mLs. He's now at 75. I think we might stay there for a while. We don't want his reflux to get really bad. I think I will call the NICU tomorrow to find out if that's okay. All of my NICU mommies will be able to help...I'm sure of that. =)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
My mom kept making funny noises on the way home...she's so weird! I give up! I can't entertain my mom anymore...I need a nap!
Aha! I'm finally home. Home Sweet Home.