Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wake up!

His crib.
No more wires or tubes!!

Love him!


We thought Kade would be coming home today but they want to keep him at least another 24 hours. He's a sleepy fellow and is barely taking his minimum feeding of 1 whole ounce! I'm glad the hospital staff makes this call. I want him home but am thankful that they are keeping him until they feel like he can do well at home. Unfortunately, they've mentioned using a feeding tube again if he has another day like this one.
In the meantime, a wave of "nesting" (or is it panic) has hit me. There are winter coats to unpack, summer clothes to remove from drawers, library books to renew, food co-op orders to make, baby clothes to unpack, diapers to buy, and the list goes on. I did fit in a nice nap today and am ever thankful for the meals provided by sisters here in the church. Levi doesn't understand why I won't pick him up, but hopefully I'm making up for that by spending more time sitting on the couch reading books and singing to him. Please pray that our sleepy Kade will grow into a vigorous eater very soon!

10 comments:

All in a Day said...

Just rest and heal! :) Let the "nesting" go for a while (other than maybe renew the library books to avoid fines.)

Venessa said...

Crazy girl - you need to rest yourself!! We will definitely pray for little Cade - he sure looks good. We will pray that things will get to normal for you soon but in the meantime - don't overdo it!! ( : Love you!!

The Rhoderick Family said...

Kade looks great with all the wires off. I will pray for his appetite to increase so they will feel comfortable sending him home. Babies always thrive so much better when they are with their mommy's and daddy's. Our youngest Jameson spent a week in the NICU and it seemed like an eternity. Just know we are praying for you!!!

Abbi said...

I am praying!! He looks so very sweet, I can't wait to see him in person.

Corene said...

I agree with the others. I think you should be just hanging with Kade at the hospital/rest and let others help you with your homekeeping.

Katie said...

Poor Levi! Hope you are feeling good!

Susy said...

Oooooo, Don't do that! Rest, rest, rest! CALL ME! It would be fun to unpack coats, swap clothes, buy diapers...(i don't get to buy diapers anymore and those little things are soooo cute!)

i'm wondering if Kade looks more like Kent?! :O)

susy

martha said...

Aw, you are in my thoughts and prayers! What a sweet tiny little guy he is!

jamesm said...

I pray you are all home now and taking it easy! I've been thinking of you and prayin for you all week but hadn't written anything until now.. Congratulations on Kade and I hope he's a little more awake now and eating well! Love, Julia

Angie said...

Oh he looks so much better without the tubes and wires! HUGS and love! He looks so sweet you are in our prayers! YOU REST MAMA! Let others help you! If I was closer I would be over there helping if you needed me! Hope we can see you guys sometime when we come up there nest time. I think we are heading up that way around Christmas time!