Sunday, November 16, 2008

little by little...

Today has been encouraging! I had a moment to think a little bit...talk myself through the disappointment of not being able to take a baby home today...and I realized I'm not freaking out about some of the things that I thought were super important to me that I don't get to do or don't get to do quite yet. So pat on the back for me! Must be all the people praying. Amazing. If that's you, thanks...you have no idea how grateful I am! I'm even using capital letters as I type this, so you know I mean it.


Marcus has slowed his breathing down a little bit, so finally there is a little bit of progress there. He had another chest x-ray and doc says the infection in his lungs looked like it was getting a little bit better. I can't explain how good it feels to hear even those little things, rather than hearing "he's pretty much the same." I finally quit crying in the NICU, too.


The best thing, though? He's had two bottle of mama's special dairy delight! The doctor was in the room this morning and originally said Marcus couldn't have food until tomorrow. Then little man starting smacking like crazy on his binky, and literally made the doctor turn back around, take another look and change his mind! Didn't even have to use a feeding tube, since he was acting like he could handle a bottle. I got to feed him some milk and he went right to sleep...so sweet.


After his second bottle, our sneaky amazing nurse closed the curtains and let me hold the little guy...until the doctor showed up and she had to dash in and do an about-face. pretty funny. there were two nurses in the hallway trying to stall him as well. yay for fun nurses! Here he is before he had to go back in his bed--feeding tube GONE! smoooooch!
and back in the bed:



and just for fun, a picture of Marcus, with only 2 hours left in my belly:

it feels like it's been a lot more than 4 days...

5 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness!! I don't check your blog for a few days, and look what happens!!! YOU HAD A BABY!! Congratulations, beautiful! He is so super cute, and I will definitely be praying for his lung infection. Poor thing. Look forward to more updates.

Matt and Betsy said...

definitey YAY for your nice nurse who let you "illegally" hold marcus! Glad things are looking better today and that he doesn't need the feeding tube anymore!

mer-mer said...

Oh Kel!
He is precious...and I am so glad that your nurse was truly upholding her duty to care for you and the babe! I know he's wanting to come home and snuggle with you too.

love you so!

kristilynn said...

hey friend! marcus is just precious. i want to love on him!! i hope sam is so excited when he comes home!! and i love your belly! i think i would have wanted to touch it if i ever saw you...lets make that happen sometime!

Jen said...

Oh. my. goodness. Okay, you totally look like you are basically the same size etc. with only a baby sticking out the front. You look stinkin' great!!!

Continuing to pray for you all and for sweet Marcus...