I can hardly believe that Nathan is two weeks old already! It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks! In some ways, though, I can’t imagine life any differently; this is our reality right now!
I had a nice visit with Nathan this evening. He had an uneventful day – no As or Bs, no new test results to worry about. Boring is good! I was there for his weigh-in tonight, and was surprised to find that his weight has actually gone down a little bit. I thought for sure that he would be above his birth weight! The doctors aren’t too worried about it, but decided to bump up his feeds by 1 mL every hour. That’s about all I have to report – nothing else is really going on today!
Nathan’s primary nurse was in for her last shift before her regular five days off, and it’s kind of sad because if all goes well this week (Nathan comes off CPAP and does well, continues to tolerate feeds), there will be no reason to keep him in the Level 3 NICU, and so we may not see her again! While it will be great when Nathan gets to move to a Level 2 nursery (we are praying that he will be able to remain at McMaster instead of being transferred to St. Joseph’s), it will be an adjustment as we get used to a whole new team of doctors and nurses.
Weigh-in: 1404 grams, a little over 3 lbs 1 oz.
Off CPAP for his weigh-in! I love to see his sweet little face!
Wrinkly forehead like his daddy, huge eyes like his brothers!
Some prayer requests today:
Please continue to pray for the health of our family. Rob is still not well, and I am trying to remain healthy despite low amounts of sleep. I had been recovering well from my c-section, but over the past two days I have overdone it a little bit, and my body is letting me know it!
Please pray that Nathan will continue to tolerate his feeds and that his weight will begin to increase again.
Please continue to pray for the area of concern in Nathan’s brain.
We truly appreciate all of your prayers. We also love to read your comments; it is nice to know that people are reading Nathan’s story and praying for our little man. It means so much to us!