Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 18 in the NICU

Here are a few updates on Lincoln lately:

-He is 2 1/2 weeks old already! Wow the time is going really fast.....!

-Gestationally yesterday (Thursday) he is 34 weeks along which means to us this is the time when babies usually start learning how to suck, swallow and breathe at the same time. So now hopefully he will start showing more interest in eating from a bottle or breastfeeding.

-The physical therapist was there when I was yesterday so I got to see her assessement of Lincoln. He's doing well in all areas except mainly one. He always wants to lay on the righr side of his head and when the therapist was trying to turn his head from one side to the other it was really stiffwhen she tried to go to the left side. So now at every assessment time (every 3 hours when he is fed and changed) the nurses are supposed to strentch his neck. The therapist said the problem should be fixed by the time he's ready to come home (whenever that is).

-Lincoln has a fungal infection called thrush on his tongue. The neonatalogist was informing me that it is probably caused because of the antibiotics that Lincoln is on have killed even the good bacteria causing this little infection. He isn't worried about it though and said it should be gone in about a weeks time.

-Lincoln now weighs 4 lbs 5 oz.!! He's doing really well at gaining weight!

-He's has now had two days where he has taken have of a feeding, 19-20 mL, from a bottle! That's a pretty huge step for right now!! I'm so proud of him!

Well that's all I've got for now! Keep praying for our little guy!


  1. Marie - Ben had thrush when he was a baby too. Nothing major to worry about. Ben got it when he had to be on antibiotics because of too many ear infections. We are so happy to hear that Lincoln is doing so well, and you too! So happy you got to decorate the nursery! Now just to get that sweet little guy home. Give everyone hugs from us!

  2. So happy to hear he is doing so well! There is no doubt he will be a strong boy once he is ready to come home. I hope you are still feeling well and getting everything just right in preparation for Lincoln coming home!