Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Conversations with Jellybean and an update

I promised a conversation with Jellybean last week but lo and behold he decided to come out and join the world on the day I was going to post it so for some reason I never got around to it. I also still haven't done my birth story and I probably won't get to that until he comes home.

Now what is better than our traditional Conversations with Jellybean? Why Jellybean LIVE!!

On to the update - he is doing AMAZING! Our little porker is up to 3lbs 5 oz and is taking a bottle at every other feed. They are going to work on increasing the amount of his feeds to sooner than every 9 hours today since the poor guy has been getting super hungry at that rate. The nurse has also requested that he be able to start attempting to breastfeed and for lactation to come and meet with me. We don't want the poor guy coming home and wondering why there is a boob in his face and not knowing what to do with it! The best news of all is that he is graduating down to the Level 2 NICU as soon as a bed opens up! He is just too darn healthy for level 3. Level 3 is nice because of the private rooms but Level 2 is one step closer to coming home! He needs to get to 4 lbs before he can come home so only 11 oz to go. At the rate he is gaining that could be in 5 or 6 days! What a blessing!

My milk has come in and so far we haven't had any supply issues. I am having to force myself to take care of me. Its hard to tear yourself away and go take that nap but it was starting to catch up with me. I even gave myself a 4 hour stretch of sleep last night between pumpings and boy did I need it!

Joey and I are both madly in love with our little man and have fallen in love with each other in a whole new way too. Whoever said it was right - having children changes everything. Luckily that applies in the best way possible!


Day 2 Day Living said...

Glad to hear a happy update. I hope he is home w/ you soon.

Sara said...

Happy to see things are going well for you two! Hope he is home soon! :)

Shell said...

He is adorable! Yes, you HAVE to take care of you, too.

Nicki said...

I am so glad to hear all is progressing so nicely! Yes, I fell in love with my hubbie all over again when I watched him be a daddy! Dominik is soooo beautiful!! He has such an adorable little face! I sent a donation your way. Not much but hoping it helps. I think it was very honorable of you to post the option for us to donate. I know it isn't easy asking for things but that is what friends are for...blog friends or otherwise and I am so happy you gave us the opportunity to help our friend! I pray you are all happy and healthy and that your family is under one roof very soon! Congratulations on your little blessing!!


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