Sunday, January 11, 2009

Eventful Saturday

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Sorry that I didn't get a chance to post anything today, but I've been too busy holding my boy. Heidi and I started the day off getting a much needed adjustment at the chiropractor!

This morning we were able to feed Edmund with a bottle. The rest of his feedings throughout the day go through a tube, but this one Heidi go to do with a bottle. He seemed to take the colostrum and milk just fine. Brandi, Kristin and the nurse said he sucking rhythm looked great. We are hopeful to start nursing as soon as possible.

We also got to hold our baby up to our skin, which was wonderful but is very difficult with tubes everywhere. In the evening, I was holding him and realized his catheter actually came out. The Dr. said it was okay and not to worry. Hopefully he can pee on his own from now on.

This evening I got to give him his first bath, too! I loved it... He didn't even really cry, then again he is a bit sedated. :-) But he smells good now. Heidi can't wait to cut his nails tomorrow.It is great that we can worry about things like his finger nails!! On Sunday we plan to take it easy. We were planning on going to College Park in the morning, but stayed too late with the bath and now Heidi is pumping.

Thanks again for all the visits and prayers! Monday seems like such a big day. Everything seems to be going so well that I am just waiting for something major to be wrong with the MRI - we are praying that God his brain from any damage.

As you can see, we got to do so much with him today that we didn't have a bunch of time to sit down and type!

Dennis, Heidi and Edmund


tippi57 said...

Wonderful leaps and bounds! I just pray that they continue. I am so happy for you both. I just know it won't be long before he gets to go home.He really has his Daddy's feet :-)

tippi57 said...

In the pic with him with the pacifier, I can't quit looking at it. I feel like he is looking right at me. What a feeling!
He is so ADORABLE!
Karen from FL, Mary in AR and Aunt Karen and Uncle Wally call daily asking about him.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see him doing well. I am sure he will be going home soon. We pray the MRI results are normal.
Luv LeAnna

Sherilee said...

We are so happy that you have such a wonderful NICU in your hospital. Give all those doctors and medical staff a great big thank you from us for their round the clock attentive care of little Edmund.

Love, Sherilee & Doug