Saturday, June 04, 2011

I'm Awake and Hungry!

Last night Ronny and I went to check on Aaron. We walked in and said hello to him and here is how he greeted us. He opened his eyes and waved his hands. He was awake for almost an hour while we talked to him. This is the most awake and alert we have ever seen him. After he was fed he eventually settled down and went to sleep while Ronny was talking with him. Ronny was telling him all about his sister and brothers waiting to meet him at home.
This is Aaron's new puppy. We told the kids that we would take a picture with Aaron and this puppy every week so that they could get an idea of how much he is growing. We hope you will see this puppy several times! They weighed him while we were there last night and Aaron weighed in at 430 grams. They are now adding calories to his milk and will start to add protein as well sometime in the next week. Aaron will get his own "muscle milk" soon!

This is Aaron's blood pressure cuff. He gets his blood pressure taken each day. I am amazed they make them this small. I had my 2 week postpartum appointment this week. My blood pressure came in at 110/70. Happy day there, my doctor asked me if I was going to pass out it was so low (compared to the last several months). I'm stating to feel like myself again and hope to be back to full force soon.

I talked to the occupational therapist today about feeding Aaron. Aaron is going to start the feeding readiness tests. He is officially 34 weeks gestation today and at that point they allow mother's to start nursing their babies. Obviously Aaron is too small so we are on the hunt for the very smallest bottle nipples we can find. He may not even be able to take the bottle for months but we can start letting him suck milk off his fingers and the tip of his pacifier.


vocalise said...

Your entire family is a miracle...just the way you live.

Cindy Lou said...

First I have to tell you that I am Heather's mom. You and Heather met in Corvallis.
Thank you for sharing about Aaron. I am so glad he is doing well. It is amazing to me that he is so small. He is still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you don't mind that I have shared his story with friends at work and so he is now getting even more prayers. I wish I was closer to be able to offer more help to you and your family.