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Old 09-28-2010, 12:41 AM   #71
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Re: *UPDATE post 1* My little guy was born last night - 26weeks

He's doing AMAZING! He's up to 16 ccs of breast milk every 3 hours, and able to digest all of it for most feedings. His weight has gone like this...
day 1- 1075g
day 2- 1055g
day 3- 945g
day 4- 950g
day 5- 960g
day 6- 970g
day 7- 990g
day 8- 1010g
day 9- 1055g

See that at the end? 45 grams in ONE DAY!!! Mommy makes good milk :-)

He's having a few apnea and bradycardia episodes, but that's all to be expected. He had a few days when he had more than they'd like, so they put an IV in his head yesterday to draw blood to check for infection and what not. Blood work came back normal so they took it out today. And of course, only one episode all night and 1 in the morning. He just wanted to keep them on their toes :-) The nurses are always talking about how he's such a good boy, and how cute he his. Of course they don't have to tell me that; I know he is lol.
They've added some human milk fortifier to his feedings so we can get him off the glucose stuff. They said it was to add calories, and I'm thinking....what? Really? He's got all he needs in those bottles in their freezer! It's obviously doing what it's supposed to do to help this guy grow. I don't want his milk to be compromised. So we'll have a conversation about it tomorrow.

Not sure if I mentioned his cord to you ladies, but we noticed after birth that the skin had grown up around the cord a little higher than normal, and I thought it was gonna end up looking like an extra penis. And it was leaking fluid out of it, which they're thinking might be urine, so we're keeping an eye on it. But anywho, the belly button is working it's way down to a nice little outtie and the leaking has almost come to a complete stop :-) Yay!

I know I've missed a lot because I've relayed the story so many times, I forget what I've shared with whom lol. I know I promised pics of his nasty cord, and they're coming I promise. My mom's computer is really slow and HATES photobucket it seems. I was able to get a few uploaded the other day though.

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Day 4 or 5 (they were sent to me by Daddy and I forgot to save the date :-( )


You can see already how beautiful his skin is getting. Of course now, it's looks like normal, perfect, soft, kissable skin. It's no longer red and kinda sticky. He's made leaps and bounds over the course of his 9 day life, and he looks more beautiful everyday.

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:53 AM   #72
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Awwww...he is beautiful. I am glad to hear things are going so well
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That is such wonderful news mama! He is so gorgeous and obviously a strong little boy!
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I'm so happy he's doing well! Be sure and keep us all updated, I think we all got a little attached to this one!
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Hey mama! I just saw your post and wanted to tell you congratulations on your beautiful son!! I had a 25 weeker in April of 2009, and she is a beautiful, smart perfectly normal 17 month old I know the NICU can have it's up and downs but hang in there. It will go by very fast and soon be a distant memory. You will be chasing him around in no time
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congrats on your little guy and I hope everyone stays strong!
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He's gorgeous and amazing and you are a wonderful mom. I can just tell by the way you talk about him that he is truly loved and appreciated.

Good job on the milk, mama! You're doing great.
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Yeah Shelby!! That is great new and it looks like he is doing great!!
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So happy for you that he's doing well and gaining!! Praying for you!
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Aww, mama, he looks amazing! Can't wait for another update of good news!
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