A Little Something Extra

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

One month old

It was a month ago today that Micah entered the world. He weighed 5lbs 6oz. Today he's up to 7lbs 3oz. He's doing much better with eating. He's getting a bit stronger and the antibiotics seem to have done their job because his blood work shows much improvement. And as of yesterday, he's no longer receiving any nutrition through his PIC line (hopefully the line will be removed in a couple of days). His milk intake is 2 ounces per feeding (every 3 hours). That's a lot for a little guy! He's getting another echo of his heart done later this week.

It's nice to be home. Here are some photos. The first is Micah's last visitor in Milwaukee (thanks for all your help, Julie). The second is of Micah "packed for transport" from Milwaukee to Neenah (he slept the whole way). The third is of Grammie and Pop with Micah in the Theda Clark NICU. The last photo is to show off Micah's funky hair and gigantic cheeks.


Michelle said...

Happy One Month, Baby Micah!

Love the hair!

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a while and just had to comment on the beautiful picture of Micah with his grandparents. The love in their eyes seems to wash over him like sunshine. What a lucky guy to be on the receiving end of such healing warmth!
Some say that we choose our parents before we are born, purposefully signing up for the lessons we need to learn. If that is true, Micah seems to have chosen well. I truly don't want to sound like I'm rationalizing or saying that everything happens for a reason. And I don't want to sound cliché with the "you're so strong" type of comments.
What you are doing and how you are doing it just seems so right. I bet you don't feel in control or that you really have a choice, but viewed from over here, things seem to make sense.
Wishing you all the best always.
From someone you'll probably never meet.

Emilie said...

Look at those cheeks! I just want to squeeze him. He really is a gorgeous little boy.

ATLKrafts said...

I love the cheeks! He gets cuter with every picture!

Melanie said...

Wow! One month old already! Love the hair and those chubby cheeks.