Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Eric came home today!!! I roomed in with him last night at the hospital and he did wonderful. He ate very well and gained some more weight and didn't have a single episode. He came home on a monitor and oxygen. We got home around 5:30 and he has been doing great!! Jacob adores him and does a great job of keeping him awake for his feedings. It is so wonderful to be home again!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I don't have any pictures to add but I do have amazing news! Eric is out of the NNICU and down to Level 2 Special Care. He could be home as early as the end of next week. He has been solely nursing and bottle feeding the last 4 days and has done great. His feeding tube came out 3 days ago. He is still on his nasal cannula but needs very little oxygen. Eric has really turned the corner. Prayers answered and fingers crossed he will finally get to meet big brother soon. We can't wait to get him home and get settled into a new routine.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Eric is doing very well. He is still having trouble with his reflux but he is gaining weight and his heart rate is wonderful!! Eric is up to 4lbs. 5.7oz. His last challenge before he can come home is to be on full feeds by mouth. He's working on it!! What a cutie in his 1st Halloween onesie from Grandma!!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Eric is up to it again!! Improving all the time. Sunday was the big day for getting moved into a crib. He is maintaining his temperature very well and gaining weight like crazy. Eric now weighs 3lbs. 15oz.. Just one ounce shy of 4 pounds which would mean doubling his birth weight. He finally gets to wear clothes!!! We have been keeping him very stylish! It is so much fun to just be able to walk up and pick him up whenever we want. He also started nursing on Tuesday. It went great in the beginning and then he decided he already got the hang of it so he got bored and kept falling asleep. So then we decided to do bottles to start off. He got to have his first bottle today. He sucked it right down and was begging for more. Tomorrow he will get a bottle for every other feed and I can nurse when I want to also. We are so proud of him. My sister says she is taking all the credit for the milestones!!!!! We whole heartedly agree on this because she was there to watch Jacob so Troy and I could focus on Eric. Tami you are welcome back anytime and we miss you like crazy already. Kisses from the boys!!