Friday, April 30, 2010
Another good day of feeding for little Jacob! He's been taking much more formula and the nurses have been able to decrease his IV feeding a little bit every 3 hours. If he keeps it up, he will be off all IV fluids and feeding by tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow, we also expect his bandages to come off. It will be so nice to see our little guy without all the extra equipment and stuff all over him.
Grandma and Grandpa visit every day and got to hold their grandson today. You can see how happy they are together.
Matt is a very attentive dad, jumping right in for diaper changes and feedings. He knows what all the monitors in the NICU mean and is buddies with all the nurses there.
Mom and Dad (Annie & Matt) are back home as of this afternoon and happy to sleep in their own bed and shower. We go back to the hospital every 3 hours or so for changing and feeding time. Not much news on the milk front, but I am encouraged by signs that it's coming soon. I hope I'll be able to keep up with Jacob's appetite!
Jacob is behaving more and more like a normal baby each day, which is just great. He cries when he's being changed and likes to cuddle after being fed. It's kind of weird to be home with all this baby stuff and no baby, but that time will come soon. We can't wait to bring him home!
Many thanks to Justin and Nicole who brought us dinner this evening and had cookies and treats waiting for us when we got home. And to all of you for wrapping us all in love and prayers.
Annie, Matt & Jacob :)