Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Soakn' up the Sun


Ronny and I headed up last night after the big kids went to sleep to check on our little one. Ronny wanted to get this picture to show off his arm muscles and the one above to show his bubble blowing ability and that his hair is growing. He is doing great! He gained 20 grams and is back up to 410 grams, above birth weight once again. Last week he got down to 362 so he is gaining weight finally. His feeds will be upped to 5 ml every 3 hours today. When we arrived we said hello to him and he woke up and opened one of his eyes, the other one had some tape over it so he couldn't get it opened but you could see him trying. His movements are getting much more deliberate. Before when he would move it would look like everything was in slow motion, not so anymore. Right after I changed his diaper the nurse came over to measure his belly. I had come over on the other side of the bed with Ronny and right as the nurse was getting ready to measure him he started the water works. He sprayed the entire side of the isolette, all over the blankets, and still even managed to get 7 grams inside the diaper! It was the funniest thing, you would think he planned that just right! His echo went well and they did not have to give him any anxiety meds. Aaron's doctor walked the scan over to the cardiologist personally to get him to read the results (he doesn't like to wait). In rounds today they reported that both his hyper tension and his PDA look much better, as best as you could hope for they said. They both decided to leave him on the nitrous oxide at the lowest dose for another week and see if they will resolve on their own. So, no surgery for now! Yahoo!
Yesterday was my first day with the kids by myself again. Sam is still not 100% and is not ready to go outside yet other than on our porch. I sent the rest of them outside just to have a little peace inside. I caught Charley soakin' up the rays. That's my girl! My incision is starting to hurt again. I don't know if its always hurt this bad and I didn't notice it before because I was just on the go so much and now I'm finally feeling it. I have my 2 week follow up tomorrow and will have it checked out. I can't believe its already June. I feel like I completely lost May. Ronny reminds me that I spent half of it in the hospital and the other half recovering from the hospital stays. Its true, I keep looking at the boys and wondering when they grew so much.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Aaron is just so precious. I'm so glad he is doing so well with eating.

Stacey said...

I love the blonde hair! He looks like a little Bjarnason! Take it slow and steady. Hope you guys are on the up and up!

Kristen said...

I LOVE reading al1 this good news. He is the cutest baby.

aj said...

Love the picture of Charley! Oh my, that blonde hair is awesome. Love the pee story! Ha. I'm sure he planned it :) Too funny.

Peggy Glasmann said...

Way to go Aaron and Mom for the good milk!! Keep the good stories coming. It's only been two weeks, my goodness of course you still hurt. One step at a time!!

Joey said...

Aaron is amazing! I came across your blog tonight and I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to see an update post from you soon.
All the very best