Friday, May 9, 2014

Almost There

We're getting close to having Joshua come home.  I don't want to say how close because nothing is 100 percent until they are loaded into the car, but we're almost to the end of the marathon.  We've come a long way.

  • In the past ten and a half weeks, Joshua has more than tripled his birth weight.
  • When they started feeding him, Joshua ate one milliliter every eight hours through a tube.  Now he treats every meal like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
  • He lived in a heated, humidified incubator.  Now his fat and some thick blankets keep him warm.
  • Up until a week ago, he needed an enema a day.  He's figured out how to keep things moving on his own these days.
  • Machines pumped multiple liters of oxygen into him every minute and sometimes took breaths for him.  Now he only needs .01 liters of oxygen a minute. 
He's a whole new little man.

I've spent the last week or so in crazy nesting mode trying to make room for him in our little apartment.  I'm fairly pleased with how his room looks even though we haven't gone decorating crazy.


Katja said...

This is just fantastic. I am so happy he gets to come home soon.

Hannah said...

He looks so amazing and big. I am so excited for you that he will get to finally come home soon. Love his nursery.

Joe and Joanne said...

This is so exciting Michelle! The 'before' and 'after' photos are so incredible. Joshua the survivor! Praying that 'take home' time will be sweet and soon.

P.S. His nursery is very cute! Love the polka-dot whale toy!

Laura Dickey said...

I can't believe how much he's changed in such a very short time. Good job, Dings!