Thursday, December 11, 2008

12/11/08 - overnight in self-care

Hi all -

tonight we're staying overnight in self-care with Cassidy. It's a regular room next to the NICU with a pull-out bed and recliners. We do all the feeding, diaper changing, etc, and the nurses just to the nursey stuff, which is mostly weighing, checking vitals, and administering antibiotics.

Health-wise, he's still doing really well. Eating, pooping, gaining weight. Yay! We had a class with a PT today who showed us some "tummy time" exercises to help him build up the muscles in the front of his body - since babies sleep on their backs, they need time to strengthen their fronts as well. We had a couple of rounds of tummy time, which really wiped him out. After all, he's only five days old. He also had his first sneeze (that we saw, anyway) - he looked a little perplexed by the whole thing.

Not much else to report, which I think is good. We won't know a going-home date for a couple of days yet. Here's a couple of pictures for you!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chris and Holly! He's gorgeous, and I'm so glad to hear he's doing better.

-cousin Steph (and Eva and Lily, too)

Bill Mustain said...

It is really great that things appear to be going well. He certainly is a cute little guy!
We are very happy for you.
Uncle Bill and Aunt Marilyn