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After some talk about baby saftey and whatnot, we were finally allowed to take Liam home.
The car ride was pretty easy, nothing to speak of really.
But we’re just happy he’s home and, quiet frankly, glad he’s on a pretty rigid schedule. I think the one thing I need right now is a schedule
Tara and I got all excited yesterday as the nurses in the special care nursery were saying that it’s looking really good that Liam will be coming home today. He’s feeding more than he needs to in the allotted, and today he would be 35 weeks old.
Those were the last two major hurdles that he had to pass.
However, we called this morning to get an update, and apparently the little guy had a bit of a time keeping his temp up and they had to keep him really bundled. So right now we’re waiting for the doctors rounds to be over and we’ll give them another call to see what’s what.
With the news yesterday, were left scrambling a little to get the last last minute things sorted out. The main thing was to get a bassinet so that Tara wouldn’t have to travel up and down stairs all day. She’s not allowed to. Actually, she’s allowed one trip up and down, and that’s all. Well, until she’s finally healed that is. Tara’s Mom and I whipped around town yesterday to find one that didn’t cost a million dollars. We found bupkis. There was just nothing to be had. So our last resort was this little consignment place that’s about a minute away. It kinda smells and for the most part is over priced, but it did have the one thing we were looking for at a good price. I think it’s still a bassinet, just without legs. Which is fine, all it has to do is hold Liam in place and out of the dogs way. And this does the trick. It just needs to be cleaned.
Enough of that, I’m sure you’re just here to see pictures of Liam!
So there are a few updates for today.
First and foremost I want to thank everyone that’s passed along their congratulations and well wishes. I’ve read them all, but it’s taking a little time to get back to them all
Today Tara came home. She had her staples removed and is doing pretty well. She has pain meds for home, and misses Liam already It’ll be a long road to be fully recovered, but I can already see improvement daily, as long as she doesn’t push herself(or has a nurse to push her) too much.
Liam is doing better than we could have ever expected. Before he’s allowed to come home he has to pass a bunch of milestones, and so far, he really only has one more to pass, which comes up on Monday. So, unless there’s an odd setback, it’s very possible that he’ll be home as early as Monday
He’s eating well, both from Tara and the bottle. He’s breathing on his own, and he’s been moved from the incubator to a standard cot.
When he does come home there are rules and whatnot that we’ll have to follow, which will be hard because one of the main rules is that we’re not allowed to fuss over him and just let him rest. Sounds easy, but to new parents, this’ll be a challenge
So we’re likely to hold off on visits or just limit them to certain times of day.
I haven’t posted pictures yet, but my Mother has, so you can look her up on facebook. I will be posting my pictures to the wedding site and here, just have to get around to it
So we’re tired, which of no surprise to anyone. But we’re doing well.
More updates when they happen
- Waiting for things to start. They have us here ugly early just to do blood work. Really should consider waking up #
- Now waiting for scrubes. Seems things are a little late today but still good #
- Waiting waiting waiting, god i hate this waiting, waiting waiting waiting Rawhide! #
- Please welcome Liam Nathaniel Fuller, born September 22nd 2010 at 5 lbs 3 oz at 10:40am #
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With the baby due Wednesday morning, I’m getting a lot of the typical questions:
Are you excited to be a Dad? Is everything ready for baby? Do you need anything? How are you feeling?
How am I feeling? I don’t know.
That’s the truth as I know it.
I guess there’s just a lot wrapped up in all of this.
On the one hand I’m worried about Tara. She’s the one in the hospital, she’s the one having to go through the surgery, she’s the one with the Mother on the other side of the country. So I worry.
On the other hand, I’m scared for Liams health. He’ll be early, by more than a few weeks, and there can be a whole host of complications there.
Yet on another hand(I think I’m borrowing some hands now) I want to stay positive about everything. They tell us to always be positive around Liam when he’s in the special care nursery, and I want to be positive around Tara as much as possible to keep her positive.
So how am I feeling? I still don’t know, and I won’t really know until I get to see and hold him. Then, I’m sure, I’ll be a wreck