Monday, April 27, 2009
Little Evan moving forward!!
Well yesterday was pretty fun! I got to the hospital and was informed of three new changes!! 1) Evan is able to try to start nursing! 2) Evan is ready to have his isolette top removed! 3) Evan is ready to start demand feeding! WOWZERS! You know these things are eventually going to happen, but when you hear those beautiful words of moving forward...it's crazy! I find that I'm so "used" to where we are at right now that these new developments threw me for a loop...even though it was a wonderful loop! I was so excited and so proud of Evan!! Evan has been bottle feeding exclusively for a few days now and does amazing. So yesterday we attempted nursing a couple of times which was kind of funny for both of us. He was tired out at the two feeds we tried at, so he didn't have the greatest of "oomph". But it was still an amazing bonding experience! And I think once we get the hang of it and Evan figures out the new feeding method...I will love it. Because Evan is ready for so many new changes they decided to introduce the changes slowly so it didn't stress him out by doing all three at once. I chose to start with nursing. And this morning when I spoke to his night nurse she said she was going to let the doctor know on rounds that she thinks he's ready to demand feed. That means his current schedule gets thrown out the window, and I am on call for when he is ready to eat. They will call me when he begins to wake up and stir and while I'm on my way to the hospital they will begin doing his vitals. This won't be a problem during the day since I'm always there, but it will be interesting during the night! But I'm pumped! I'm kinda hoping that when I arrive at the hospital today that I see his isolette top off too :) But we'll see. I won't be disappointed as everything is about what Evan is ready for. Not me! :) I'm feeling much better from my infection. Still a bit tender, but I think now it's that my stomach is trying to relearn what it was before being pregnant. I admit that I feel frustrated because I want to be able to start working out more so I can begin to look a bit more my old self. Keep praying for Evan as he begins his new changes!! Brett was away over the weekend and I have to admit that I kinda enjoyed the alone nights with just me and Evan! The nights are just so much more calm and quiet in the unit, and our snuggle times were precious. I would feed Evan his bottle, the rest him on my chest as he slept peacefully and would read him one of our night time books. Ahhhhhh, it was great. But is was also WONDERFUL to have Brett back home! And even Evan perked up when he heard Brett's voice. It was cool! On Saturday night I had a couple of the nurses tell me "it won't be much longer!" One nurse in particular said "Heather, it's not as far away as you might think! But I'm going to miss you!" I thought that was sweet. You definitely form relationships and friendships with these amazing people. And I really will miss seeing some of these angels on a daily basis. But I won't miss the hospital! This morning I was sitting in my glider chair and I suddenly I felt nervous about Evan coming home! With these new changes we know we are headed in the right direction. But at the hospital Evan has the very best care and is watched day and night...and if anything should occur they are right there ready for it. I don't think I'll sleep a wink for...oooooooh, until he's at least 5 years old! hee hee hee. And I've suddenly realized just how much I need to get in gear for Evan's home coming!! If I keep living as we have been living, nothing will be ready! So it's soon time to book the cleaner for our furnace and vents, and clean the carpet in Evan's room and our room! And then begins the big clean! WOW!!!!!! Is this really happening?! Is it okay to start feeling excited?! It feels strange to feel excitement. Well, I should go. Soon time to go see my little man!