Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Great First Night!

Our first night home was great! Everyone was a huge help and the kids were so excited to have their baby brother home at last. Cooper did really well. He was awake and alert quite a bit, and slept well last night.
I'm still trying to get used to the bottle making and making sure I get him all his meds on time. But we're getting there.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Preston's Gift

A friend of mine sent this to me, and it is so, so fitting.... grab a tissue.

Preston's Gift

By Kevin J. Shay

You came into our world
Struggling for air,
With courage and heart
You survived a scare.

Your will to live
And be with us,
Inspires and touches us
So very much.

It must have been hard
To go from warmth to thin air,
With a tube down your throat
It didn’t seem fair.

But you fought for your life
It wasn’t much fun,
Making our problems
So small by comparison.

We hope that you know
We’d do anything for you,
You’re worth any sacrifice
That we can go through.

With God’s help above
We’ll conquer any sea,
You’ve reminded us of the way
That life needs to be.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Long long time!

I know I need to update, and I promise to soon! Things are going so well and Cooper is getting big. He is now 6 pounds!

We are gearing up for some things, and I promise to post new pics soon!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

5 pounds, 9 ounces of awesome looks like this:

Cooper is now on all bottle feeds, which means no more feeding tube! They removed it yesterday. He is on a very very low setting for oxygen, which is only being used because he "thinks" he needs it...it's like a security blanket.

He is on almost 2 ounces of formula, which is being thickened to help his reflux.

All the preemie outfits are getting too small!

We were able to take all the kids to the hospital last night and get some pictures for Mother's Day.

The Drs have started mentioning him coming home! Nothing definite, but we are hoping it's soon. We miss our little super hero!