Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
A Big Girl Bed! Ryan is wearing clothes now and sleeping in a regular bed. No added heat other than 15 or 20 blankets and a hat. :)
Ryan laying on Heather - a good size reference - That's a regular newborn diaper swallowing her up (from Day 33)
Just snoozing away (from last wed Day 32)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
It's hard to believe that it's been a month (well, 5 weeks really) since this all began. Time has REALLY flown by for us for obvious reasons. Hopefully the next 5 will go by just as quickly and we'll be close to bringing Ryan home!
I'm kind of a slow poke with updates now that I'm not hanging out in a hospital room everyday. Sorry about that. There are 3 new videos below that you can check out.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I snapped this quick video so you can see how her color has changed and she doesn't look quite so scrawny now.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
My Mom had to head back home today so we went by the hospital to see the baby before she left. Ryan is 2 lb. 13 oz. and is now at her max feeding (23 ml). She seems to be tolerating her food well so they will probably be taking her PICC line out soon. They were also planning on moving her to a new room this afternoon or this evening. She's "big" now so she gets to move to a room with a window. Here is a video from today. Toward the end of it you'll see Madi's hand pop in. It will give you a better idea of how small Ryan is when you see how Madi's little hand dwarfs her.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
She weighed in today at 2 lbs. 12 oz. and is getting 18ml with each feeding. 23ml is her max so if she gets to that point and is still tolerating her feedings well then they will remove her PICC Line and go only on her food. That could happen within the next few days. Oh yeah, she also graduated to a bigger pacifier which apparently she loves even though it is almost the same size as her face.
Oh, and Ryan wanted to say "Happy Halloween" to everyone too.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I did go down and see Ryan yesterday but it was kind of late so I didn't want to bug her. She was snoozing away quietly so I let her sleep. Today however, Heather and I went down and she was WIDE awake! She is still doing well with her feedings and they continue to increase her 1cc every 12 hours. She has been gaining weight again and as of tonight was beyond her birth weight. She weighed in today at a hefty 2 lbs. 11 oz.! Before we know it she'll be the 20 lb. baby that people dream about, right Reba?!?! There are a couple of good videos here where you get to see her doing more than just peeking out of the corner of her eye.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Well, the baby is still sitting tight at 2 lbs. 7 oz., nothing has changed with her air and they are increasing her feeding to 7ml. The BIG news of the day was that Heather finally got to go down and hold the baby for the first time. The only hat the nurse could find was a giant yellow one. It served the purpose but kind of made the baby look like that one guy on the Fat Albert cartoons. Anyway, it was really cool and I was glad that Mom and baby could finally get some up close time.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I took a quick screen capture of Ryan's toes sitting on the end of my finger. As you can see, all five of them fit right there.
While I was visiting I was able to hold her for the first time. The nurse snapped a quick video of it for me.