I just love him so much. It amazes me every day how I feel about this kid.
He's up to 3 pounds, 5 ounces and steadily gaining, at least by grams.
He's regulating his own temperature now, which means I get to bust out some of those adorable preemie outfits y'all keep sending me. This is also a criteria for him to come home.
The only problem we're having is his breathing. He breathes fast so he desats (his oxygen levels drop), so the nurses put an oxygen cannula in his nose, which causes boogers (sorry, "dry secretions"), which cause him to breathe fast, so the nurse suctions out his nose with the bulb syringe to get the boogers out... which causes boogers, which cause him to breathe fast. If he hadn't started breathing fast in the first place, we wouldn't be having a problem. Shoving anything in a nose causes boogers, but the boy needs his oxygens.
Y'all shoulda seen the giganto-boogers the nurse got out of him last night, man... impressive. I don't even have boogers that big. Drew just couldn't get over them. He was still talking about them when we were leaving. Further evidence that we'll be utterly fascinated by what comes out of his body. I felt pretty good hearing him snot and then telling the nurse that he needed to blow his nose. She said I'm going to have to learn how to wield a bulb syringe soon.
Just waiting for the nurse to get here to change my junk so I can go see my punkin. I love him so much. He's so doggone cute.
I talked to the nurse about breastfeeding last night. I told her that I'm making roughly 8 times as much as my son is eating during any given day. When he leaves, I'll still be making about 4 times as much as he'll be eating, if I continue at my current rate. We're looking into deep freezers, and I'm taking a little break at night... every 4 hours instead of every 3. Praise God that I can make food for my son. I know many women can't. The nurse called me Bessie, and a friend told me to start a dairy, call it organic, and start making some money. We do still have that rather vast registry...
1 month ago