Baby Dougie has only made progress since he was born. He is doing great on feedings (BF champ already!), IV was taken out today, and he is just the greatest baby! I really feel lucky...Today I saw a full-term baby being admitted to the special care nursery and not even an hour later she was being rushed to the NICU. It is amazing how fast things can change.
One of the hardest things I have had to deal with is leaving the hospital without my baby. I cry quite a bit every day when I have to leave. It is amaxing that I was able to stay at the hospital all weekend (in a special parent room for babies in the special care nursery). Yesterday was the first day that I left, made me a bit nervous as I was scared they wouldn't have enough milk....they did though. When I went in this morning the nurse explained that he was pretty upset that mom wasn't there to provide some boobie satisfaction. That first feeding (5am this morning) he was ravenous! They fed him through a tube in his nose, but that just didn't do it for him. LOL. He did great all day, they keep increasing his food volume (through the tube) and I let him breastfeed. I am guessing that they will change the volume of his feeding again as I am giving him a lot from breastfeeding, depends on how long I BF how luch they will give through his tube.
Great news today...no more IV! I was told that they were thinking of taking it out this evening and that if there was an issue with it before that then they wouldn't restart an IV, they just tested his blood sugar a few times to make sure he was doing ok without the IV and he was! The IV had started to leak, took me a few minhutes to figure out why I smelled like vitamins....his IV was leaking all over me.
Gotta get to pumping, once more then wake up super early to get ready to go spend all day with my prince...