Sunday, June 28, 2009

Aiden is Home

The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Aiden has been discharged from the hospital and is home. We are very thankful to all the doctors and the nurses who took care of him, and all the friends and family who has been checking on him and praying for him. Our dream has come true. Our happy and healthy baby boy is home!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Countdown to coming home

Aiden is doing great. He is ready to come home. This week has been smooth. No issues with breathing, keeping his heart rate up, eating, sleeping around a lot of noise, holding his temperature, etc. He had his 1-hr car seat test today and he passed with ease. He also had a vision test Tuesday and the doctor stated his eyes are mature and there are no issues. We are expecting him home this weekend. Yahh!! We are very excited. The fun really begins now. =)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers. Aiden not only gave his daddy a dirty diaper for Father's Day, but he also decided he was ready to come out of the Isolette. Aiden is back in the bassinet and on a countdown to coming home. In preparation to the big day, we have been running around searching for preemie diapers which is sold out in most of our local stores. At the rate Aiden is growing he will be wearing size 1 diapers before we know it. He currently weighs 5lbs 7.1oz and he is drinking 70 CC every 4 hours.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Passed the test

Aiden is drinking 60 CC of milk and now weighs 5lbs 2.5oz. He had both a hearing test and a head scan today. Both of the test results were normal and the doctors do not recommend any further testing. God is good!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Visitor Weekend

This was a weekend full of visitors. Aiden's cousins, aunt, his GG (a.k.a grandmommy), two of his great aunts and great uncles came to visit. Above are just a few pictures we took. Enjoy, happy Monday.

Friday, June 12, 2009

**News Flash**

Aiden's first day on all bottles he not only held up his own bottle, but he also pushed it back into his mouth when he was ready to start drinking again. Great job Aiden!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's bottle time

Aiden has been adjusting well to this new hospital. His weight was up and down resulting in a 0 gain from last Wednesday until Sunday night. His nurse believed that he was burning calories to keep himself warm, so she decided to move him back into the Isolette. This has been a positive move for him. Since Monday Aiden has gained 8oz and now weighs 4lbs 11oz! Aiden also started on 1 bottle on Monday. Since he successfully finished the whole bottle without having any breathing issues they have advanced him to 2 bottles on Tuesday, 3 on Wednesday, and 4 bottles today. As of 9p.m., he finished his fourth bottle for the day so they will be giving him bottles for every feed starting at midnight. Overall, the move to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital started off rocky, but things are starting to turn around. =)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Transitional Week

Aiden will be 1-mo old this weekend and today is his great grandmother's birthday. Happy B-day mommy! Aiden is blessed not only with a great grandmother, but also a great great grandmother who calls often to find out how he is doing. This has been a very busy week. Aiden now weighs 4lbs 3oz, he has been taken back off his nasal cannula, he sleeps in a bassinet instead of the incubator, Aiden is starting to consistently latch on while nursing, he went for his first car ride yesterday, and he graduated from Hopkins NICU and is now at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. Khary and I spent the night at the hospital with him last night, so that we can get to know the nursing staff. His new nurse practitioner lowered his feeds from 35CC to 30CC and he lost weight within the first 12 hours of being there, so we are not too happy with the new direction thus far. As a result we will be at the hospital most of the day for the next couple of weeks until we are comfortable with the level of care he is receiving.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Our Weekend with Aiden

Aiden is drinking 35 CC of milk and weighs 4lbs 2oz!! He had a small setback with this past Friday; however, he has been doing much better since.