|Early morning cuddle|
Friday, April 1, 2011
Getting used to the new routine
Being home has been wonderful, and we couldn't be any happier to be out of the hospital. Davis also seems to love his new home and especially appreciates the lack of poking/prodding by the nurses round the clock. Our first few nights have been fairly sleepless, but are getting better slowly. I think Davis had his nights and days mixed up after being in the hospital, so we're working on getting that straightened out...for all our sanity. But it's nearly impossible to keep this little guy awake! We can lift his arms, tickle his feet, talk to him, kiss his face, etc and he just doesn't budge. I think he is used to tuning out all these things after his time in the hospital. We also had his first apt with the his pediatrician and that went really well. He's gained half a pound and grew 1/4" just since Monday! They seemed happy with his progress, and he slept through the entire apt in true Davis style. No word on when we can get rid of the oxygen, but we were told he is doing great even without it, so we're hoping it's soon. We also haven't needed to use his feeding tube in a few days now, so that may go away soon too. We go in to see the cardiologist next week for his first check-up there as well. I think we'll have weekly doctor's apts for a while, but it's far better than living in the hospital. Today we took our first walk with Davis using our awesome B.O.B. stroller, which was great. Its just nice to get outside and do "normal" things with him. Ella also loved the walk. :) Diana flies home tomorrow, and we're sad to see her go. She's been a great help with Davis; holding him while we get things done, run errands, let us nap, etc. But we're already looking forward to our next visit with her in Corolla NC in 6 months. We're keeping our fingers crossed that Davis will be cleared to fly at that point so we can join the Grimsley's for the annual beach trip. For now, we'll continue working on plumping up the little guy and getting more rest.