Baby Emmett, NICU

NICU day 24

Emmett is a rock star. Another boring day today and he’s still doing fantastic on the CPAP. I held him for almost three hours and he was so content the entire time. He was sprawled out as if he didn’t have a care in the world. Unfortunately, his weight didn’t change at all today. Better than a loss, but not exactly what we were looking for. The nurse and doctor aren’t worried, though, and pretty much reinforced what I mentioned yesterday – that the upward trend over time is what matters and daily gains or losses don’t mean much because there’s a fair amount of fluctuation at this age. He’s also at a point developmentally where he’s doing a lot more on his own, and the fact that he’s been on 21% oxygen (room air) for about two days straight means he may be burning more calories by simply breathing.

D and I both took Theo to swimming lessons this morning, and it was nice to get out as a family (or as complete of a family as we can as long as E is in the hospital). I headed back to the hospital after lunch and my parents came for a brief visit before swinging by our house to pick up T for the remainder of the weekend. Tomorrow afternoon D is trading me at the hospital and I’m going to get as much of T’s big boy room completed as I can while he’s away at grandma and grandpa’s.

Really hard to believe we’ve been here 24 days…


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