Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Look at those eyes!

Graham is doing really well. Right now he is being fed 3 bottles each day and the rest of his feedings go through this lovely feeding tube.

He is almost able to drink the entire 3 bottles so the Dr. might change his feeding to more bottles each day which would be great. He can't leave the hospital until he is able to drink 8 entire bottles. There is no way to tell how long it will take him to be able to get to the point where he can drink 8 bottles but we are hoping it is soon!! The Dr. said Graham is just weak from his "rough start" into the world and will slowly gain strength each day to be able to drink more. Lots of times he falls asleep while I am feeding him and it is hard to wake him back up.

I have been able to go up every day and feed him one of his bottles which is so fun. He likes us visiting him a lot and even smiled for us the other day!
We cannot get enough of holding Graham, but unfortunately we are only allowed to hold him for about an hour during each visit. It is so hard to put him down!

The last few visits we have been with him he has been really alert. Yesterday he was awake for the full 2 hours we were there!! It was so great. It makes it reeeaaallly hard to leave him when he is sitting there with his eyes wide open though.
I have been bringing clothes for him to wear each day and I get to dress him while I'm there which is so fun. I am happy he gets to wear all these clothes because thanks to Megan and Debbie, I have an entire closet full that are just waiting to be put to use.
I am still trying to post the millions of video's I have, but for some reason, blogger won't let me and photo bucket wouldn't either so I am going to have to have Elliot help me and maybe I'll be able to put them up tonight.


The Zookeeper said...

He looks so big and healthy. I can't wait for him to be chowing down.

Mitchell Family said...

YEAH!!! He is so beautiful! That's so fun that you get to feed him his bottles and get to put real clothes on him! Thanks for keeping us up to date on his progress!

Christa said...

Is that red hair? Your dreams may be coming true.
I didn't realize he had blue eyes either! So sweet. I'm going to call you.

Betts Family said...

Awww Tracy I just now caught up on your blog. I am so happy for you and seeing those pictures reminded me of when Milo was in the NICU. Graham is so sweet!!!