No Feeding Tube, Take 2

Posted on 26th December 2011 in NICU, Week 7

I can’t believe I forgot this.   For some reason that will always be unknown to men, deciding on the “going home outfit” is quite possibly the most important decision in the world.  Like I mentioned when Cameron went home, his going home outfit was from my mom.  Again, most important thing in the world.

Slightly less important is the first outfit worn at home.  The day after Cameron came home, Tanya shooed me away for a few minutes while she was changing his diaper.  I knew something was up because I’m almost always given the chance (aka “volunteered”) to change his diaper.  When I was finally allowed back in to see Cameron, he greeted me in this outfit.  Awesome…

Over the past few days, Cameron and I have really gotten to know each other.  Staying at home to take care of him has actually given me a little bit of free time to dust off a new video game I’m slowly developing.  Put another way, we’ve both been hanging out in our pajamas a lot.  Here are a couple shots from our video game work…

Here’s his Yoda pose…

Today he and I got to hang out some more.  I can’t put into words how amazing it is.  I’ve asked a couple people when the “holy crap, I’m a dad” feeling wears off.  I was happy to learn that it doesn’t.  I can’t wait to get to spend some more quality time with Sophia.  Until then, it’s time to hang out in the man cave…

The NICU chief doctor called today and gave us an update on Sophia.  She’s doing really well.  She took a bottle at all of her feedings last night and is downing enough that they took out her feeding tube again.  Sophia’s happy about it…

Sophia did have a desat during her 5:30 bottle feeding tonight where she needed some stimulation to get out of it.  So, she’s not out of the woods yet.  Every desat buys her at least another 2 days in the hospital.  It’s great to see that she went a day without having one.  Hopefully that means she’ll soon go 2 days without having one, then more.

Sophia’s had a feeding tube in for so long that it looks like she was bruised by it.  You can see the line across her right cheek in this photo.  Makes me sad…

While it’s man-time at home, it’s 100% girl power at the NICU.  Here are my two gorgeous ladies…

 

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