Friday, May 7, 2010

Some of Chandlers Firsts

This is the first time Jimmy got to hold Chandler. It was his first time to take a bottle (he was almost 8 weeks old). It was his first time to get to take a bath in the tub instead of a sponge bath. He loved it, he even fell asleep. He is now two months old I can't believe so much time has passed. He is doing good, he is completely off the oxygen. The only attachments he still has are the monitors and his NG tube. He weighs 5lbs 9oz so he is finally growing good. Before he can come home he has to take 8 bottles a day and right now he takes 2. He doesn't do that great with bottle feeding, just real slow. More practice. His last head ultrasound showed that his hydrocephalus is increasing due to a blockage between the 3rd and 4th ventricle in his brain. He has an MRI today and we will need to meet with the neurosurgeon to see when they will open it up. He also had eye surgery almost two weeks ago, and every thing is looking good. He got to be in a commercial advertizing for a local childrens miracle network telethon, so that was exciting. He has such a sweet personality. He is very easy going. I get to hold all the time and he just looks around, when he hears the monitors beep or other babies cry he raises his eyebrows trying to figure out what is going on. We just can't wait to bring him home so our family can be together again.

Thursday, May 6, 2010