Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Two Weeks Old

Joshua was 2 weeks old yesterday - it's been a blur. He was put on restricted duties yesterday (only one bottle or breast feed per day- and the rest of his food coming by tube into his tummy) due to some breathing issues that are normal for preemies who are doing a little too much. So yesterday was a resting day and he tried to breast feed twice but was just too tired.



Today was also a resting day. I went and saw my family Dr. for a checkup and some lab work to see if we can figure out why the heck I had a preemie baby. We'll see. Joshua is now 4lb 7oz and lost his umbilical cord today. He's growing - woo hoo! Joshua and I had some good cuddles today - kangaroo care (skin to skin) is delightful and so relaxing for me and him. I didn't even try to feed him this afternoon because he's usually more alert at night. But, I was very excited because his nurse called me back to the hospital because Joshua wanted to eat at about 5:30 this evening. I got there and he did so well! Yippee. I'm going to bed early tonight - Joel hasn't slept well since Josh was born (I'm attributing it to my being gone all day every day.) He's such a sweetie - on Sunday my Mom and I went to visit Joshua in the hospital and Joel was watching out the window and asked his Dad "Where are my ladies going?" I'm so glad to be one of his "ladies"!





PS. To Grandma and Grandpa in Hawai - we miss you so much (but are glad you are enjoying some nice hot weather because it is colder than cold here (-30 plus the wind chill). We love you and can't wait till you're home!

13 comments:

Heather said...

I'm so glad the Lord has you tucked under the shadow of His wings... stay there and rest awhile.

Corey said...

hope you're resting as much as you can. Joshua looks great!...i can really tel he is growing :) you all of course are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth said...

go joshua go!

hope everyone sleeps well tonight. :)

camport said...

he is such a cutie! Do I say that every time I comment? Well, I mean it. He is just the tiniest little birth control killer out there!

Time is flying! So glad he's gaining weight and I'm praying that those breathing issues get all fixed up so he can go home.

Happy two week birthday, little one.

:)

esther said...

Praise the Lord, you are looking fab Kim! and so is your dear little son. Lovely to see such good progress, and gorgeous photos too!

Jude said...

Thanks for all the updates and pics Kim, I don't know how you are doing it!! Hang in there! :)

Karla Dudley said...

Kim.....oh my....he is a DOLL!!!! O Kim...... I love him......


I am really looking forward to seeing you guys sometime. Hugs and kisses from me and prayers and all that good stuff ^-----~

Love ya,
-Karla

Kimberly said...

He is so sweet...hope he can come home soon. Your family is in my prayers.

Melissa said...

SO glad to see that he is growing, despite the small little hurdles. Get some rest, everyone!!

jessi said...

kim...i can't say it enough...he is adorable and i am so happy to hear things are going so well!!

have a fabulous day kim!!

Kim said...

The baby is so darn cute...so glad that he's doing well!

Scrapping Servant said...

He looks wonderful Kimberly. My baby will be two weeks old tomorrow :o)

Renee said...

Joshua is so precious and you are blessed...Both of you get some rest and I'm sure he'll be getting stronger and stronger and keepin' up with the rest of your family in no time...Hugs!

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