Thursday, November 13, 2008

1 Month Old

I just thought this picture was so funny!
It looks like he is saying "arrrg," like a pirate.

This is Tim and I giving Liam his first bath.
We have to do twice before he can go home.

Aren't these booties adorable? One of Mom DeHaan's
small group friends made them for us. They fit perfect!

This is Uncle Kieth, Aunt Mary and Ashley. They came to visit on Sunday. They each got to hold Liam, but he just wanted to sleep!

Today Liam is 1 month old. I can't believe it. It sure does fly by. I can't imagine home much faster it will go once he is home. He is really improving. Yesterday he had 5 bottles in a row. It takes him about 25 minutes to finish 1.5 oz, slow and steady wins the race, right?

Well, Liam's nurse last night said that their census is way up. There was 96 babies in the NICU and 7 more on the way. Her goal was to discharge all the babies in Liam's room in 48 hours! Yeah right! I told her good luck and I could help her out with one of those babies! There are 8 babies in Liam's room right now. I thought is was full with 6! It gets really tight in there, so we probably won't have any visitors until he comes home. We want him to get maximum rest in between feedings so he does better. It is so busy in his room, I'm surprised he can get much sleep at all, but he doesn't seem to mind. he continues to gain weight, last night he was up to 5 lbs 2 oz. Way to go Liam!


Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

How exciting! God is Good!!! We hope all three of you will be coming home soon!!!! Happy month day Liam!

Nick and Kristi Bonstell said...

Amazing to see how much he has grown in a month!

Nicole Poest said...

Yeah...1 month! Awesome!
I love the picture of you guys giving him a bath! I LOVE how he is staring up at you, Jen! So sweet :)

Matt Yount said...

I totally thought he was trying to be a pirate! And good job covering his pepe in the bath shot as this is a public blog! Can't wait to see him in person!

The Geurinks said...

So glad he's doing so well!! I thought that room was really crowded too. Layla was in the first "batch" of babies to move into that room--it had just opened in preparation of when the NICU census would go up (the count was really low when she was there). Guess they do need it now with all those babies! At least the good thing about that room is that home soon follows!!

Debbi Toth said...

Love the pumpkin costume, he is the cutest pumpkin I've ever seen. He looks so alert and such bright eyes. He doesn't look premie to me until you see him being held by someone, then you see his size, but wow is he growing.

I'm so excited for you guys... just think he will be home soon. We have had all three home for 2 full weeks now... it's crazy over here, but wonderful. After Liam leaves the hospital, don't be surprised if you miss the hospital, staff, loving nurses and doctors... we all miss DeVos very much, although so happy that we don't "have" to be there, but would love to see some of them now and then.

Our babies are sleeping 4 hours straight now... we're growing up at 7 weeks old, wow! 2 over 6 pounds, little Eme over 4.

Will chat with you later.
Debbi Toth