Friday, May 9, 2008

Day 117!

Yet another day God has given me...Thank you Jesus! So after a night of Mommy dreaming crazy and waking me up for a change, Mom packed me up and off to see Doc. Not so hot on the scale this week...I am down a couple ounces which is not too surprising considering my little fat face episode and my low calorie intake for the week. I am down to 5 pounds 12 ounces. But I didn't plummet so we are ok. We are working on how to get me more calories with less volume and see how I tolerate that. Doc noticed how tired I am and how much this past week took out of me. He also noticed my raspy sounding cry...he said that could be because of my tube. I have been getting a really dry mouth and lips so Mom has to make sure to give me some kind of moisture on my lips and a few drops of H2O in my mouth just to keep me moist. After I visited Doc, I headed to the mall to visit my JC Penney fans and let them do a little 4 month photoshoot. Mom is always telling people about me and the blog so I think we recruited a few more fans....gotta love the fans. We headed home and I got my bath. I was pretty tired and I even took my binki for the first time in like a month...I couldn't have it before because of the snot in my face. Mom told me most babies are weaned from their binkis but she wants me to have mine so I can keep working on my sucking....I didn't realize how much I missed that thing until I got going on it....I didn't want her to take it out!

Mom did some phone calling to all my wonderful NICU nurses to see if they know the special formula for Mommy's breastmilk to make it 27 cal. Of course they knew...they are awesome. So they gave us the secret formula and now I can try to get more calories in me without all that fluid. We'll see how my tummy does.

Gramma and Grampa took care of us again this evening....they are so good to us. They brought over pizza and some love :) Gramma likes to hold me and I like to be held by her. So it's off to sleepy land for me.

Don't forget Mother's Day! You'll thank me for that reminder later :)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello sweet boy. I can't wait to see your 4-month photos. Here's a secret between you and me...my daughter was in 4K and my son in kindergarten before we were able to wean them of their pacifiers (they called them bubbies!). Each mom knows best and your wonderful Mommy will know when you need to let go of your binki. Glad you had special time with your grandparents - there's a reason for the title "grand" parents!

Loving and praying for you from TX - Lynne B.

Anonymous said...

It was so wonderful to meet you today at JC Penney's! You have a truly beautiful family! I look forward to reading your blog. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Cristal,
Jordan and Bella's mom :)

Holly said...

Jacob,
Just checking in on your cuteness. Glad you are feeling better.

Also want to wish your mom a very happy mother's day. She takes such good care of you and your brothers she deserves a special day.

God bless,
Holly McCormick
www.caringbridge.org/morganmccormick

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I didn't get to see you at JCPenneys yesterday Jacob! I was so excited to see you, but I didn't have to work til 4! I hope you had fun, I hope all is well. You're in my prayers.
Best wishes, Emily

Mandy said...

Thinking of you and hoping you have a great Mother's Day. I check on Jacob each day and pray for you often.

Missing Madeline but knowing she is happy in heaven.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Karen, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! I know it's hard, but try to get some rest if you can!

Debbie said...

What a fighter. Will pray for you and your family. Enjoyed the videos and the pics. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Jacob please tell your mother a Happy Mother's day from Grandma judy, I miss all of you and send my love.

Michelle said...

Happy Mother's Day.

Erin said...

Hello cutie! I don't comment often but I read your blog everyday, it's the first thing I do in the morning. I can't wait to see your 4 month pictures!! My little girl (she's 6) says hello and stay strong!

Erin

Jessica said...

The close up shots of Jacob are JUST pure loveliness! How can there be SUCH an adorably cute little boy, with all that cuteness wrapped up in only ONE baby??? Love you very very much and praying for you,
Jessica

Anonymous said...

Dear Jacob,
I think you are the coolest baby ever! Please wish your Mama a Happy Mother's Day!
Love from your Newest Fans,
The Bond Family
Beaumont, Texas
(Friends of Annabel)