Canaan is 1 week old today!
Shades on relaxing under his tanning bed. He sleeps like his daddy! Canaan has come so far in such a short time. I have been a little envious of the machines that have been keeping him alive. They were performing the job my body was supposed to have been taking care of. Yet, at the same time...I am so thankful for these machines and for his FABULOUS team of doctors and nurses. God has given them wisdom and minds that can defeat the odds...let alone that they are all just wonderful people and I am so blessed that God hand chose them to care for our son!
Where are we at now:
* No more sun tanning bed ;( I think I liked it mostly for the neat blue pictures it provided, but very thankful he is off it.
* They will be capping his pic (sp?) line today. He is now on a diet of breast milk only and doing wonderful! He is being fed through a tube in his nose, but in a couple days if he continues to tolerate that they will give him a bottle to see how well his feed, eat and swallow reflexes are working. If he tolerates that...woohoo...I GET TO TRY TO FEED HIM!!
* He has been swaddled for the first time and his warming bed turned off...he LOVES it!
As long as he is doing well with all these changes, it is just a matter of getting him bigger and stronger before he gets to come home to us. They tell us it will still be awhile, and we are being patient with that. He is in the best of care!
On another note...my 5 other beautiful, fabulous, wonderfully talented children have made the swap. My mom dropped off the kids to my house to begin spending the days with their Auntie Katy and the nights with daddy!
They are such great kids...I am richly blessed mama! Aside from a few little schemes, I hear they have been doing fantastic!
Gabrielle is going to be donating knit beenies for the babies here (she is a lot like me in that she needs to be busy, and so she has been working very diligently on them) and the others will be working on cards for the families down here in the NICU.