Sunday, January 24, 2010

Soon....

...I'll be holding Caleb in my arms as I was told this morning that he can breastfeed today! As soon as he's alert enough they'll let me nurse him, central line and all. His bili rubin levels are "really good" according the doctor this a.m.

...he'll have his central line out. We found out during rounds today that they don't think a blood transfusion will be needed and that they hope to take it out tonight and replace it with an i.v. He still needs i.v. fluids in case of dehydration.

...he might be sleeping next to me, in a boarding room, under bili lights, but with me so I can be right near him to breastfeed during the night.

...we could be home! Sooner than I thought. He has to be taking all his nutrition via mouth. Because the jaundice makes him sleepy, breastfeeding may be harder, but I'm no quitter!

Praise the Lord for quickly answered prayer! Here are some more photos taken Friday night before we knew the results of his blood work.




10 comments:

Tonya said...

Love the pictures! So happy that he's doing better and you can room-in tonight. Still praying!

Love,
Tonya

Sara said...

Rachel,
He is just beautiful... I love the pictures with the kids. I could just see all the emotion in your look at him from the time he was born... praising God for His mercy to you friend. I am so glad he sound to be doing better... what an answer to prayer!
Sara

Shannon said...

The boys look beautiful, all three of them! I can't wait to meet the newest edition! Love you guys!

THAT'S Interesting said...

What a beautiful baby boy, Rachel! I'm so thankful that he is here safe and sound.
Praise God!
Emily

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the pictures! Congrats on your family's health. So happy that Caleb is progressing well. I'm sure he's anxious to be home with you all--esp his adorable brothers! So much joy, but sadness too. Wish Felicity could know her siblings! I am missing her today. Jen Lavine

Ebe said...

Rachel, he's so precious. Simply beautiful.

Persuaded said...

Oh Rachel.. just looking at the pictures is making me tear up. Praying that everything goes so well, the doctors are amazed. I can't wait for you to be able to cuddle and nurse this little guy whenever you (and he♥) want!

Blessings and more blessings to you all!

Anonymous said...

He looks like Elijah! Can't wait to cuddle the little guy! Even if I have to knock over all the little old ladies at church to do so! -Deanna

Beth said...

Rachel,

Congratulations to you and your family. I'll be praying that all goes well and Caleb will be able to go home soon.

Beth

Bethany said...

What wonderful news, Rachel!
Continuing to pray!
Bethany