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Old 06-21-2006, 06:50 AM   #1
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We got to hold & feed our baby finally!

Ok... here is an update!

Adrian is off of the cpap machine and just on the nasal cannula for his oxygen. He is running at about 24% oxygen right now.

They took his OG (by mouth) tube out and put an NG (by nose) tube in to help with his feedings. They did this so that Adrian could attempt to bottle feed at some of his feedings.

The bottle feeding was tried yesteday for every other feeding and Adrian tolerated them very well. They say he did good at it. I was able to bottle feed him one of the times and it scared me because he kept gasping bad during it. They said that is normal for him trying it for the first time like that.

He was placed under the bili lights for 1/2 the day yesterday and in that time his bilirubin levels dropped sufficiently that they took him off of them.

No one is talking about him coming home yet and I hate to ask everyday like I did with Niko. I'm thinking if he can take all of his feeds by bottle or breast by Friday and he is no longer needing the O2 ... maybe he can come home by Saturday or Sunday. Maybe. I dunno.

I get to breastfeed him today for the first time. I'm so excited!!

Here are some pics of us holding our little munchkin yesterday. Look at his hairline! He looks like an old man with a receding hairline!! Oh... and we did get 1 pic with him peeking at us!!

Daddy's little boy!


Daddy put me right to sleep!


A big yawn!


Mommy giving him a bottle of breastmilk


Burping baby ... and finally... a picture with his eyes open!


Nothing heals a baby like mommy kisses!


Boy.. this eating stuff really tires a boy out! *haha.. just like his daddy*

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Old 06-21-2006, 07:05 AM   #2
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I am SO happy for you!

Sending healthy baby vibes your way!!! I'll be praying he gets to come home SOON!

Hope the breastfeeding goes well! Be sure and ask for a LC or something if you need it!
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Catrina, he is beautiful. It was 2 days before I got to hold Sophia and I didnt get to feed her till she was about 4 days old b/c of the cannula's and breathing tubes. Glad you are getting to do it. What a little blessing. Good Luck!
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Wow.. he is soo adorable!!!! So glad he is getting better!!!
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Glad he is doing well and you finally got to hold and feed him Yay! He is such a cutie!! Still thinking about you and praying
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He is so cute. I am glad that he is growing good and improving.
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Oh that looks all to familiar. Can I ask what he is in for? (((HUGS))) I know how extremely hard it is to have your baby in the hospital. My jesse had aspiration pneumonia when he was born and he came home after 11 days. He was on an antibiotic and had to finish it up before they let him leave. His rapid breathing cleared up literaly on the last couple days. (((HUGS)))
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It is so hard to have a baby in the NICU. Our dd was there for 3 weeks first w/ mild respiratory issues, then high bili, then major feeding issues that the doctors scared us to death by telling us might be an incurable metabolic disorder! She is the picture of health now, thank the Lord. to you, mama!
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He is so cute! Glad you are getting to finally hold and feed him!
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He is beautiful!!
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