Monday, January 31, 2011

7 weeks 4 days old update

Well so far the new formula is doing a good job. Today Jacob is 7lb even!! Up from 6lb 7oz 6 days ago.. not a huge jump but went from losing to gaining so this mommy is happy!!! Need to take some new pix tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Losing weight and new formula/fortifier

Well Jacob has been home 12 days now and not tolerating the NeoSure, we were changed to Nutramigen today to fortify his milk and see if that helps the bad gassy and fussy issues. He went home 6.9 as of 3 days ago he was 6.10 and today he is 6.7, were looking to start gaining now no more losing..

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tomorrow 1/26/11 Doc's EDD

According to the Doc's tomorrow was my EDD... Tomorrow is when i should have been coming to the close of my pregnancy instead im cuddling my 6w6d old as of tomorrow little man in my arms.. Tomorrow Jacob will be term.. 40 weeks.. that meas as of tomorrow adjusting his age makes him born instead of still inside.. yay

Monday, January 24, 2011

6w4d old ck up

Well went to a ck up today for Jacob he is doing well, though he was discharged at 5w1d weighing 6lb 9oz and today at 6w4d he was 6lb 10oz and he eats all the time.. gonna try to up his calories to see if he will gain weight

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Story behind Jacob's name..

Well i thought i would post the story behind Jacob's name.. On Aug 5th 2007 i met my late husband David Alan Davis. He was the most amazing guy ever, best dad and the most amazing husband. We had a wonderful life together for the short time we got. In feb of 2009 we pcs'd (military move) from Ft Sill, Ok to Ft Carson, Co.. by March 09 david signed into his new unit, April 15th he was deployed to Afghanistan, it was his third tour in the middle east. Things were going well and he was all set to come home Sept 25th 2009 for his R&R (military leave) but on the evening of Sept 19th 2009 two soldiers in Class A's (military dress uniform) knocked on my door. One of them asked if i was Mrs. Davis and i told him to tell me he was hurt, he was just hurt.. but i knew as soon as i opened that door what those men show up for.. David had been killed by an RPG (missile) it was shot onto the base blindly they didnt know who they were killing and didnt care. He was sitting on his bunk in his room its been speculated he was about to get online to talk to me since his computer was open beside him. The missile hit him in the face and just like that the best man i ever knew was gone.. On Sept 25th the day he should have walked off of that plane in Colorado Springs for his leave, his body was taken off a much smaller plane in Dalhart, Texas,  he had a hero's welcome the streets lined with people from the tiny airport all the way to the funeral home and the next day from the funeral home to the church.. small town people coming together for one of there own.

So Jacob Alan David is named after the best and strongest man i ever knew, and he like the rest of us has guardian angel watching over him, i believe David was in that NICU and he is the reason Jacob did so well and is home with us today.. thank you David because just like in life you are still taking care and watching over us in death.. we miss you...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Adjusting well..

Jacob loves being home and not attached to any wires anymore, he loves sleeping on mommy and cuddling all the time. He is doing very well now if only i can fix the issues with his Tricare he can go see the doc's again this week like they wanted but right now he was put with family practice and they refuse to see him.. go figure..

Friday, January 14, 2011

First night alone with my lil man.. rooming in..

Well at 5 weeks old Jacob was moved to a private rooming in room, we got to spend the night just us no cords, no machines, no nurses... just mommy and baby, kinda like when you have a normal healthy baby and you have your baby at bedside.. Waiting to see why the doc will let him go home now.. here are some pix of him cordless and a few bad pix of the room.. sorry i took em with a baby asleep on my chest.. wheres the grin button!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

5 weeks old!! Good news..

Doctor came in on rounds and i heard the D word!! He said if he takes one more feed and takes it all his feeding tube comes out.They are talking about setting up a room to room in tonight and doing his Circumcision today to.. Im so happy and excited and hell so damn happy i am shaking so close to walking out these doors with my lil man in my arms... last big hurdle is discharge and were looking it in the face very soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jacob 34 day update 4w6d update

Jacob was taken off his feeding pump today, hes taking most of his feedings by mouth for the whole feed though sometimes he brady's or gets sleep and they are just gavaging the rest now which just means they put it through a syringe tube and let it drain into his belly... getting closer and closer to getting to come home

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

33 days old

Jacob was up to 6lb 7oz yesterday so he is growing so fast! We are still just waiting on feeds. He has to take all feeds by bottle for 48 hours before he can go home so far he is taking half of his feeds but not every time then they have to put the rest through his feeding tube.. So as soon as he takes his 1st full feed we will be on the right track!

Friday, January 7, 2011

29 days

Jacob is doing good, he has taken a bottle from me 2x so far today first time he took 27ml of 52 and second time he took 22mls of the 52 he is on now.. we stop with the bottle and put it through his feeding tube when he starts to brady and desat and he did it again so we said ok hes had enough

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jacob 28 days 4 weeks old update

Well my big man got rid of another line today! Broviac is gone... yay Jacob. He is back on O2 for a bit to see if it helps with the bradys and desats, we shall see what happens at this next feed at 3.. Hes doing good and 6lb 4oz now so growing like a weed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jacob 27 days old

Well Jacob is doing really well, still waiting on surgery to see if they are taking out the Broviac line today, (His iv in his chest). He is having some issues with brady's (heart rate dropping) and Desat's (not breathing well) with his feeds, his heart went down to 40 with the last feed so we stopped and NG'd the rest.. gotta figure out the brady's and such that are starting back up if i wanna take my lil guy home. He brings it back up hisself so far and no measures are taken by staff so i guess thats good. He is sleeping soundly after his bath today so all is good in his little world.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

26 day update

Well we are looking at tomorrow for taking out the broviac line.. Jacob is taking more feeds from the bottle usually between 30-40 of his 50 now.. but he is having issues with brady's and desats some while eating so prob gonna have to address that soon.. he is doing good and as of last night was 6lb 3oz!! Thats a full pound and two ounces up from birth and shoot almost 2 pounds up from his smallest weight! And Jacob pulled out his OG tube (feeding tube) at his 3pm feeding nurse said that since he nursed for 12 minutes then took 6mls of his bottle she wasnt going to put it right back in.. good job lil man! Only issue today is he keeps bradying and desating at feeding time.

Monday, January 3, 2011

25 days 3 weeks 4 days old

Well was told today that Jacob's Broviac line will be coming out either tomorrow or the next day. They will do it bedside and give him meds to relax and then numb it and out it goes! He was taken off his fluids yesterday and is now on just enough of a small dose tpn to keep his broviac open till its out! He is doing alot better with feeding but still only taking less than half by bottle but that will get better in time. He is doing so great and im so proud of him.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

23 days old! 3 weeks 2 days update

Well baby Jacob is doing so well, he took 15 ml's of milk from the bottle today for me and that is awesome.. he has pooped 3x today that i have changed. Im so proud of my little guy he is doing so well.. last hurdle is feeding and he is doing so well right now, just need to take all feeds from the bottle then we can go home