Friday, January 15, 2010

Big Day

I don't even know where to start!
I got to hold my baby Graham today for the first time in two weeks. As you can see in the pictures it was a process, but totally worth it. As soon as I got him in my arms he fell asleep, I think we have both missed that time together. I couldn't believe how heavy he was, he weighs over 12 lbs. He has almost doubled his weight from the time he was admitted. Most of it is water weight from all the swelling, but we also think he has grown a little bit with the nutrition supplements and breastmilk he's been receiving.
Next, Graham got Tummy Time! Jeff, our respiratory therapist made a makeshift mat with a little scooped out portion for the omphalocele. Graham laid on his stomach for the first time in his whole life. He actually liked it and slept for about an hour.

THEN, the H1N1 policy restricting visitors other that Mommy and Daddy was lifted. All that waiting around paid off and Grandma and Grandpa got to come in and spend some time with their grandson. They were just so pleased, you should have seen the smile on my mother's face when she walked in and saw him. And you can see Grandpa was happy too!


  1. Look at the smile on all 3 of your faces! YAY! I'm so happy for all of you!


  2. So glad you all can get a little more "bedside support" now! It's *hard* being the only people allowed to see your baby...especially when there are folks right out side just itching to come in. Thank goodness...and I'm right there with Amber. I read your post and just said "Yay!"....really, out loud in my kitchen!

    Hang in there!
    Love, Stacey