One Week, One Day

March 23, 2011 at 2:02 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 4 Comments
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Kamran turned one week old yesterday.  It is insane to think I should still be 36 weeks pregnant.  To the bed rest mommas, I know it isn’t easy doing what you are doing but having my baby in the NICU for only a few days has been harder than being on bed rest for a few months.  It is the hardest thing I have ever done.  Tough it out, no cheating either.  I know it is tempting to do more than get up, go to the bathroom and get in bed.  Call your nurse, or if you are home, call your husband to get whatever it is you need for you.  I didn’t have Kamran an extra week early because I was up and about more.  I wasn’t.  I’m just telling you that sitting in bed is worth it and way easier than the NICU.  At least it is for me.

Yesterday Kamran went up to a full feed.  He was also discontinued from the TPN and lipids last night since he should no longer need them.  He was just over 5 lbs yesterday.  He is trying to get back to his birth weight!  A full feed for him is now 32 ccs as opposed to 30 since he is 5 lbs.  He eats it really well!  Now we sit and wait for him to gain weight…and for his jaundice to go away.  He is still under the bili lights.  He has been doing well with his temperature and on room air.  Kayvan and I are praying that he comes home soon.  He is only on regular IV fluids and will be for another two days then the PIC line might be able to come out.  He scheduled for a follow up EKG today to see if any of his preemie heart issues have corrected themselves.  He also got a bath this morning.  I can’t wait to see fresh, fuzzy baby hair.  The nurse told us to bring in some of his clothes last night so that he can wear them once his PIC comes out.  Right now he can only wear sterile hospital clothes…sized 0-6 months.  They totally don’t fit him.

Kayvan and I are going to go to Babies R Us to pick a coming home outfit for him.  We were given some great clothes but weren’t able to go clothes shopping for him ourselves.

 

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  1. I’m praying he gets home faster for you and Kayvan (and so I can meet him soon too!). Sending love to you, Kayvan and Kamran!

  2. Hi Jamie, how you feel? wYou know, When Cyrus was born he had jaundice and ended up staying a few more days at hospital. I know exactly how you feel! It’s like a big part of you is still at the hospital and you feel so empty at home. I’m sure baby will be OK and ready to go home very soon! I hope so! I want to go meet him.
    Take care of yourself.
    Love,
    Lizy

  3. He is doing great for a 35 weeker, It looks like the end is near for your nicu stay. I had a 35 week baby girl in 2009 she spent 5 days and my April baby was a 33 weeker. I would have been 37 weeks this Friday. We spent 19 days in the nicu. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through. Hang in there. BTW I am fron WTE. Email me if you would like to talk or ask any questions.

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

  4. yay! sounds great!


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