Thursday, January 31, 2008

Super Tuesday*

So many things to update on! Let's get right to it...

1) Check out the above (with apologies for the darkness and the blurriness) - no tube! His feeding tube came out yesterday afternoon. He was angry about the tape getting pulled off his face.
2) They told us to bring in the carseat. We've been told about a million times that when they tell you to bring in the carseat, it's almost time to go! So we brought in the carseat.
3) He's scheduled for another hematocrit and reticulocyte count (to make sure he is not anemic) tomorrow, repeat head ultrasound tomorrow, and eye exam Monday.
4) He's 6 lbs 4 ounces!!

And the fin de piece de resistance de awesomeness....
5) He has a tentative discharge date of Tuesday, February 5th. La LA LA!!!!!

Joe and I are so so thrilled, but of course also terrified. To allay those fears somewhat, we're going to be rooming in with our little man on Sunday night. Rooming in means that we get a little family room to hang out in with Graham in his crib right next to us. We wake up when he's hungry, feed him, diaper him, do everything that we are going to be doing at home. And we'll still have the reassurance of the monitors and knowing that the nurses are right next door if we needed anything. As Pam said today, we start treating him less like a patient, and more like a real baby. Of course, Joe is a little sad that he'll have to get Superbowl updates on the computer instead of actually watching the game, but I am sure I will find some way to make it up to him.

*When I was thinking about writing this post, I thought I would be clever and title it "Super Tuesday" since he is getting out on a Tuesday. Then in the shower I realized that it actually will be Super Tuesday. I'm not just clever, I'm Super Clever! Except I don't even know it.


maura said...

I vote for Graham!

beth said...

I second that!