Thursday, October 29, 2009

Waiting Game

My mom, Nana, has made several visits to snuggle her 6th grandbaby
But this is the first time I've caught it on film

My oldest brother, Chris, meeting his 3rd nephew

Trying to elicit a smile

Precious baby

Sweet feet. They are actually quite long for such a young baby!

We are in a waiting game. I really thought Reed would have been home by now. But he is not. He has to make it 5 to 7 days without having any apnea. He didn't have any apnea today, so hopefully today is day 1 of our stretch! He continues to do great otherwise. He was 5lb 10.5 oz today so he is nearly back to his birth weight and his cheeks look slightly more plump. He is so sweet and snuggly and I am absolutely smitten with him. He has a couple of nurses who obviously adore him and will come in his room 'just to say hi' a few times if they aren't assigned to him.

We have had a few visitors in the last few days. My brother Chris came to visit Reed on Tuesday and I am just now posting the pictures from it (gasp!). I can't believe it took me so long to get them uploaded. Chris, I do apologize. Chris is a total natural with babies. It is quite cute to see him with his nephews, especially the newest and tiniest. His second daughter was born at 34 weeks and spent 19 days in the NICU, so he knows how much it stinks to go home without your baby. After visiting he treated me to lunch at Primos. We each had a shrimp poboy with remolaude sauce and salad. Yummy! My mom (Hi, mom!) visited Tuesday night as well for some snuggle time with Mr. Reed. She is pretty much a baby hog like I am, especially with her grandbabies. I was a little surprised she let me and Brad take him away from her!

I am doing well for the most part. I have mostly good days but do have some bad 'feel sorry for myself' type of moments. But I just have to remind myself that we are so very blessed. Blessed to have a baby who is doing so well. Blessed to be in a brand new NICU with a private room. Blessed to have so much family close to us and a wonderful church family who are all willing to help. Blessed to have so many people, all around the world, praying for us. Blessed to have a baby at all. That last one is HUGE. My heart aches for the women who haven't been able to get pregnant. It aches for those who have gotten pregnant and lost their baby. It aches for those who have had a baby who they never got to take home. And for the ones who took their baby home and then lost them.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Glad to hear he is growing well! Beautiful pictures. And very true words-I remind myself often that having them here is such a miracle!