Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Milestones!

Sorry for the delay in updates!  I'd rather spend time with Liam than type :0).  Liam is doing so good.  Yesterday He was taken off the ventilator at 1:00 am and put on the CPAP.  Today at 9:00 am he was taken off the CPAP and is breathing all on his own!  The nurse said he was fussing in the morning and pulling on the CPAP machine and as soon as she took it off he was a happy camper.  He was put under the bilirubin light this morning to help with jaundice.  This was expected and part of protocol but is kinda cute because he has little goggles on his eyes.  Another big milestone this morning, Liam got his first meal.  This is much sooner than I anticipated.  He was fed 6 mL's at 8:00 am through a tube down his mouth into his stomach.  At 11:00 am the nurse checked to see if he digested any of it.  It is very common for preemies to take a while to get used to the milk in their tummies.  But, our little Liam digested all of it!  So he got another 6 mL's at 11:00 am.  What a good little guy!  

15 comments:

Nicole Poest said...

That is AWESOME news!!! I'm so glad things are going so well! Praise God you have so much to be thankful for :)
Nicole

Keith De Witt said...

Great news! Cant wait to hold him, you know how I like babys!

Kyle Reed said...

That is wonderful news. I'm glad that everything is going so well.
Kyle

The Robinsons said...

Praise the Lord for all of these milestones! We can't wait to meet you, Liam!
The Robinsons

Jessica said...

That's AWESOME Jenni! It doesn't surprise me that Liam didn't enjoy CPAP!!! I've been thinking of you 3 often. Everyday is one more closer to getting that HANDSOME little man of your home with Mommy and Daddy!
I know what you mean about spending time with Liam and not updating...but keep us all posted.
Post new pics of him with nothing on his little face! :)
Jess

TracyVDM said...

How sweet! I'm glad he's doing so well! What a precious little miracle! You gotta love those gavage feedings! Can't wait to meet him!

Nick and Kristi Bonstell said...

That is amazing news! We are glad to hear things are going so well. Praise God!

The Rotman's said...

Praise the Lord that he's doing so well. We can't wait to meet him... hopefully soon. Praying that all continues to go well for little Liam.

Naomi said...

Awesome news!!!! God is Good!
We are thrilled to hear about the progress and will continue to pray for you, Tim and Jen, and for the handsome determined little guy.

The Geurinks said...

That is awesome that he is breathing on his own already!!! Every bit of progress for them is a step closer to home! I remember when Layla was drinking only 6mL at a time too--before you know it he'll be drinking 6 oz:-). I pray that this time goes quickly for you guys in the hospital so that you can take your little guy home!!
I would really recommend going to some of dinners/classes that they offer for parents in the NICU. It helps pass the time, it's nice to talk to other parents and you'll be thankful once you get home to have all the extra knowledge about babies/preemies that you can!
Meredith Geurink

Nina_VK said...

Praise God!! How awesome!! I am so happy to hear everything is going well! You have a yourself a hunk on your hands. ;)

The Stewart Family said...

What a blessing! God is so good! Keep up the good work Liam!
Jessica

Bobbie Jo said...

So amazing! This is all really great news.

Brad said...

Congrats - we are so happy for you guys and the birth of little Liam -he is a little miracle baby! He is so cute - Ella can't wait to meet him:) We are so happy to hear of his progres and just know that you are in our prayers! Jill

Mary said...

So glad to hear things are going so well!! Can't wait to see the little guy!! I do think he resembles his dad!! We continue to pray for his progress and hope to see him soon!!
Aunt Mary