Our little Miracle

Our little Miracle
"And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him." ~Luke 2:40

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


AUSTIN IS 4 POUNDS!!!!!!!    He hit 4 lbs yesterday and moved up to 4lbs 1oz tonight!  His hands are starting to have some meat on them too, as his knuckles are dimples.  :O)    I always wanted a chubby baby.  Who would have thought it'd be my preemie?!

In other good news... he did his first window period of an hour with a nasal cannula today.  He was successful.  He required a little bit of an increase of flow (from 1 L to 1.5L *although CPap flows with 8L so 1.5 L increase is okay*and from 30% oxygen requirements to 35%).  That's okay, it was his first time.  They will do another session of only one hour tomorrow, as he had 3 dips in his HR (which is normal, he's just getting used to this change).  They will then do it twice a day for an hour each... and then 2 hours each... etc etc... until he is off the CPAP and on the cannula alone!  Here is my handsome man......

His hair is getting really light.  On top its blond in spots!!!  He was a little more awake and alert today.  That was fun!  I love him so.  I am so blessed for this experience!  GOSH, look at him.  He is GORGEOUS! 

Thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers.  We will be welcoming a new family member tonight... my sister in law was induced today and will begin pushing any moment!  How exciting!!!


  1. He is so so precious! I am glad to see your holidays went well and your little guy is doing good! :)

  2. Those are some nice round cheeks! So glad he's doing so well.
    Go chubby Austin!

    Mrs Bota