Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Can you find Zane?

On Monday Zane weighed 4 lb. 6 oz. The doctor said he is doing great. We don't know how long he will be on oxygen - they said it is normal for Colorado babies to go home with oxygen for a couple weeks. With him being so early they said that usually preemies would sleep all the time if you let them, they wouldn't ever be awake or alert, and they wouldn't eat well. Well, Zane doesn't do any of those things. He is breastfeeding awesome and also takes a bottle. I have been instructed to wake him every 3 hours around the clock to feed him - but he actually wakes up right on time to be fed. He is eating great. He is a serious pooper - almost every diaper! After eating he is very alert and looks around for awhile! I feel like I have been hit by a train but am so thankful that he is doing so well.

My mom left for the Phlippines and Ethiopia today - she will be gone for 2 weeks. I have been an emotional wreck. Anytime I think about her being gone or someone mentions it I cry uncontrollably. The combination of the hormones of having a baby and her leaving have been brutal. I am SO thankful I didn't end up having Zane while she was gone!!


Dana said...

Praise God for a healthy baby, and a healthy Mama! Hang in there girl. You know that the newborn phase goes so quickly.

Jessica Malmberg said...

So happy that he is doing so well and is so strong! it must have been scary but wonderful to have such a great outcome. Thank you for all your prayers and your heart with me. I soo appreciate it. Sending my love to you and so proud of you! Jess