Sunday, May 24, 2009

Little Stinker!



Hello,

Well I hardly even want to write this post, but here goes. First of all Willow is totally 100% healthy, and that is the most important thing to remember. But, we are probably looking at another week here in the NICU. Willow has continued to have bradys with her feedings, and is rarely taking a full feeding from the bottle/breast. We talked to her doctor again today and she is still thinking that this is all related to Willow getting over stimulated and pooping out. So now we are nippling only when awake, and at least every other feeding is going through the NG tube.

None of this is something they haven't seen before here in the NICU. In fact it's fairly common, especially for 26 weekers. We wouldn't even be all that disappointed, considering she's otherwise healthy, except we were expecting to be home two days ago, and now we aren't really sure when Willow will be home. I just have to keep reminding myself and Lindsay that eventually we will be home and we'll be so occupied with Willow that this will all fade into our distant memory.

Willow, contemplating how long she should stay in the NICU


We are going to check back into the Beacon House tonight. We aren't going to be rooming in anymore, another mom needs the room, so we figure it would be good to get back off the hospital campus. I think, however, that when Willow is ready to go home again we won't even need to room in again. We pretty much have down how and when to give her meds and how to deal with all her cares. So hopefully when Willow's ready we'll just spring right on home.

Tonight we're going to go out to Lauren's mom's camp which is about 30 minutes from here. For all you non-yoopers a "camp" is the same as a cabin or cottage, that's just what they call them up here. It'll be good to get out of the hospital for a little while and get some fresh air. Also Nate said there will be beer out there, and I could really use one right now.

Willow getting read her favorite book, "Are you My Mother". Look at the pretty pictures.

No need for anyone to send sorrys or anything like that in the comments. We know you all feel for us and instead keep channeling postive thoughts for a healthy baby to come home soon.

Take care,

Josh

She's starting to really like her paci. I'm not sure if that's good or not, oh well it makes her happy.

7 comments:

Cameron said...

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Happy Memorial Day - Willow just wanted to spend it in a familiar place. We're thankful that she's got such beautiful eyes & that ultimately, she will learn "Who is your Mother"

with love, Cam & Liz

Cameron said...

PS. Daria was fine

Amy said...

Have fun at the cabin! That's great you guys are going to get out for some fresh air, some sun, and BEER. Willow looks great - every post she just looks bigger and stronger. You'll be home before you know it! Love ya, Amy & Mark

Chris and Alyssa said...

Have fun at the cabin! Hope you are getting the same beautiful weather that we have been having. We were at our cabin for the weekend and it was awesome! Lots of sun and skiing!


Best,
Alyssa.Chris.Rozzi

Sharon Elise said...

I think Willow's saying that her due date was really May 29 and for all of us to hang tight. I echo Amy-she just looks better 'n better all the time! Glad you are going up to the camp. Just got back from Yellowstone camping & saw 3 grizzly's from the car, just the way I like 'em.

Go Willow Go!

Love, Sharon

Tracey and Dave said...

Hey Linds and Josh, Remember us? we have been keeping up with Willow but have been really busy with Andys new house. It really needed lots of work and he has to be out of his apt by Saturday. He is a procratinator so now there is a big push on. Kevin (Dave's brother was up and did alot of plumbing this w/e and now we have Erik's grad party looming this Sunday. Take one day at a time and take care. Love Tracey and Dave.

Katie Matzke said...

Hey, Linds, Josh, and Willow,
You are almost there. It must be very hard to wait a few more days. She is looking sooooo adorable! Be glad she will take the pacifier! It will make your lives easier. It must feel sort of weird to come up to her due date now, whevener it was supposed to be. My, how far she has come though. We were talking a lot about you guys over memorial day weekend. I can't wait for Willow's first trip to our neck of the woods! We're praying for you!
Lots of love,
Katie