Saturday, May 26, 2007

Feeding Time and Bath Time

Mason had his first official bath today. He did great. He didn't hardly cry at all. In fact, he doesn't ever really cry. The nurse who has been his nurse the last two days said that he is really just a big preemie, and he is really gestationally about 34 weeks. So he is a little more lethargic than most babies, and his muscle tone is a little weak. But that is something that he can catch up on as he grows and gets stronger. So I'm not worried, he may just need a little extra help sometimes. Feeding him is a little bit harder, because he eats about 1/2 an ounce an then goes back to sleep. And you have to put your finger under his jaw and make him latch on. Right now he can only bottle feed, and he may be doing that a lot longer than I had expected him too, but once again that is fine. You just learn to adjust to all of this. He really is so cute, and I'm not just saying that because he's mine. All of the nurses just love him. As far as getting to take him home, I am not sure yet. Every nurse is different, and they all have different ideas on this. One said I should be home before thursday, one says monday or tuesday. Really I think I'll know when we're headed out the door. I wish I had a clearer idea, but I would rather him stay longer and be healthier, then me take him home and be a nervous mother. I'm not going to have the luxury of all the monitors to check his heartrate and O2 levels like they do at the hospital. So I just continue to drive up there and spend time with him. It would be wonderful to be home with him on Memorial Day and get to cook out, but I just don't know if that's going to happen or not. They still have to circumcize him too, so that's another thing. They said they can do it the day he goes home or the day before, but so far no plans have been made definately for that either, and tomorrow is Sunday. It gets hard to be patient sometimes, but this is so completely out of my control. And really that is a good thing. I don't need to be trying to control it anyway!
I got the prettiest blanket for him today. It's chenille on one side and silk on the other, and it has the scripture 1 Samuel 1:27 "For this child, I have prayed." I saw it and my eyes filled with tears. I knew it was for him!!!
Right after he ate lunch.
Almost bath time


Cool Cat
Right before his bath



8 Comments:

Blogger Lyndy said...

How adorable. Boy he is long, you can especially tell just how long in that last picture.

So glad to hear that things are still going well.

9:05 PM  
Blogger martie said...

Your new baby is beautiful....a blessing that's for sure! I was reading over some of your past posts and discovered that you referred to someone as "Mema". I'm assuming this was or is your grandma.....that is so cool....that's what my grandkids call me. The name was given to me by the 2nd born who is now 15...she was unable to say grandma at the time and just started calling me Mema, and all the grandkids that came after her continued the nickname she dubbed me with. I love it. It makes me feel special to them. I am praying that Mason continues to do well and remains healthy. I love reading your blog...I'll be back for another visit. God Bless

10:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Great pics of Mom and Mason! It looks as though he is really growing! I love newborns...........so fresh from God! The blanket sounds perfect!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Marta said...

He really is beautiful! You look great too!

2:53 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Precious...love the "tanning" pic. My girls had jaundice and they love to look at the pics of them laying under the light.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

SO beautiful-and you do look great!! :)

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

He is so cute!! And he looks just like Kyle!

8:24 AM  
Blogger April Carrasco said...

He is so handsome. You look great too!

1:49 PM  

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