Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big Boy!

Wow... I haven't updated in a week. Mainly because Cooper has been doing so well, and they haven't made many changes to him. He is now 4 pounds, 11 ounces...on our way to 5 pounds! Oxygen is being lowered daily, and is up to 40ml of milk!
Speaking of milk, Cooper took a bottle for the first time last night. And he did so well.

He drank 30ml from the bottle, then passed out!

He is growing and getting bigger. The Doctors are so thrilled with his progress.

My friend Marian came with me to see him Saturday night. He looked up at her like he was saying "I don't know your face!" lol

He loves getting a bath. He never cries!

Grandma Barbara sent presents! A beautiful quilt she made. She sewed all the footballs on it. And a cute outfit and robe! Thanks Grandma!

Monday, April 19, 2010

4 Pounds, 3 ounces, AND....

Look who's in a "big bed".... Cooper has graduated!!

This was a big day for Cooper. Not only did he move up to an open crib, he was moved to the "outside" of the NICU, where the more stable babies are. They are the babies that don't need to be monitored as much because they are getting bigger! Very exciting!

Cooper has been doing great. He's 4 pounds 3 ounces. He's gaining about an ounce a day. The nurses mentioned that they may try to start bottle feeding next week. Last night, Jared also let us know that he was ready to go see Cooper. He had been really nervous about going to see him, with monitors and wires attached to him. But he told us he was ready. He asked the nurse lots of questions, and was very excited to hold Cooper.

Remember the puppy outfit?
He's almost outgrown it!

Tucker also has been asking to hold Cooper. Everytime we take him out of his bed, he said "let me hold him". So we let him...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One Month Old!

How is that possible? It has flown by. And we are that much closer to him coming home!
Cooper is now 3 pounds 10 ounces. He still has a couple apnea episodes but no where near what he was having a week ago. He is doing so well. And all the nurses comment on what a cutie he is!

We love you Cooper!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cooper's First Bath!

Well, I'm sure the nurses have given him a bath before, but this is the first one I've given him, so we'll call it his first bath!

Tucker was very excited to help bathe his brother

And Cooper loved it. He didn't cry once.

Fun times!

And afterwards, Cooper was so relaxed. Now I know the secret to get him to sleep when he comes home....give little man a bath!

He is now 3 pounds, 7 ounces. He is still having the reflux episodes, but they are less and less, and he self recovers pretty quickly. He really is just going to have to get bigger and outgrow them. Hopefully they will be able to removed his oxygen tube soon. He gets a little puff of air but really, it's mind over matter now. He feels the tube so he "thinks" he's getting oxygen. But in all honesty, half the time the tube isn't even in his nose anymore!