Wednesday, January 30, 2008

All he needs is a gold medallion and some chest hair

I'm imagining a little baby voice going "Heeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyy." Oh, it's so funny in my head! (Thanks to Pedro and Beth for the fly threads - chomp stomp roar!)

The update from his echocardiogram is t
hat it's actually nothing - his foramen ovale just hasn't quite closed yet, which is not problematic at all. For those of you not in the know, the foramen ovale is a little opening between the two sides of the heart that helps shunt the blood away from the baby's lungs when he's not using them in utero - then it shuts when the baby is born and starts using his lungs. The time it takes to completely shut, even in full-term babies, is up to a year. So, absolutely nothing to worry about! Hurrah!

He's also being a complete champion on the eating - breastfeeding upwards of 30 minutes, taking all of his bottles, and still gaining weight like a pro. He's almost 6 lbs 3 ounces! We're getting a tentative "early next week" discharge date from the neonatologist. Crazy. Luckily, my re-scheduled baby shower, all thanks to my wonderful mother-in-law, is happening this Sunday. So we'll actually have the stuff we need!

(see below for joe's late-breaking addition to this post...)

1 comment:

pedro & beth said...

Just what we were hoping for when we picked up that number at Tellos (in Revere)