My Baby is Getting BIG!!

April 11, 2011 at 6:04 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

“Let me get big boy’s chart.”

That’s what the nurse said when I called to check in on Kamran this morning. They are now calling Kam big boy. So sad. He will be 4 weeks old tomorrow so it makes sense I guess. I asked the nurse his weight and Kam is now 6 lbs 1 oz. Holy moly! He IS a big boy.

I never thought that Kamran would be in the NICU this long after making it to 35 weeks. It’s a bit frustrating that he’s still there but he isn’t mature enough to come home. As much as I want to bring my baby home and take him for walks on beautiful days like today he still needs to be in the NICU and we will always do what is best for him…despite our own selfish wants.

We’re on our way to the NICU now. I hope he eats well today like he did yesterday! Though I know he is on an every other day schedule of good/not so great.



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  1. how many days since a brady? its like your so close but yet no there yet 😦

    • Had a few today. Eating much better though.

  2. good to hear 🙂 hope he sticks to it.

  3. Is it too early to say “I remember when he was just 4lbs 12oz?” 🙂 He is gainning a lot. Way to go Kamran!!! I told you they grow fast.

    • Lol nope, especially now that he is 6 lbs 4oz.

      • OMG!!! I really hope he will be able to wear the NB stuff that Barbara (Dave’s Mom)bought for him;)But if not I think the recept is in the box.

      • He’s still in NB for now. Just no more preemie.

  4. I don’t know how you do it. My daughter was born at 35w1d. She has been in the NICU for 9 days and I’m dying. We are waiting for her to take all feeds by mouth, this has been a slow process. In the mean time shw had a brady spell today and I completely lost it. I just don’t know how to cope.

    • Oh momma. His NICU stay has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The baby blues got me bad. I cried a lot and I knew that was okay. I wonder what people would think of me as a mom if u didn’t cry. More importantly, I cherished the good. When he came off oxygen, when he came out of the isolette, when he ripped the feeding tube out and they didn’t put it back, when he started taking full feeds by bottle and the picc line came out. These are all big milestones worth being happy about.

      Ask your nurse WHY your baby is on each intervention and let them go into detail. It helped me understand that Kam needed the feeding tube because eating for too long burns too many calories and it causes the baby to lose weight. She shouldn’t be here yet. Think of it this way, the mere fact that she is doing what she is in our world when she should be in utero is amazing. It is hard but the NICU stay will end. Even if it feels like it won’t.

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