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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Crying Over Spilled Milk

I just wanted to post a quick update on Baby Deklan (We did decide finally on the spelling:)! Oh my gosh- I am in pure heaven with this boy. Not kidding. I fall in love more and more every single day. Leaving him at the hospital was so hard. I am officially home now- but living in the niccu. I am trying SO hard to give him the space he needs to sleep and to conserve energy for his feedings but I could seriously stare at him all day long. He got a feeding tube put in yesterday. Unfortunately he wasn't getting his sucking reflexes enough for a feeding. We have been feeding him a mix of formula (with extra calories) mixed with my colostrum. That stuff is like GOLD people!! It is NOT easy to get but get is coming in a little better now.

Who knew people ACTUALLY cried over spilled milk?? I had NO idea till the frustrations of pumping. I pump every three hours got what looked like drops- but I stayed at it and got enough for a full feeding tonight which means it's getting better. In the hospital after spending twenty minutes at the pump trying SO hard for a few teaspoons (literally) it spilled all over the bed when I was putting the lid on. I cried. Now I know the TRUE meaning of crying over spilled milk. All I can say is I seriously think you ladies are SUPER WOMEN for giving birth to 7- 8 pound babies (OUCH) and than taking care of the babies on your own immediately. I do wish I could do this obviously -  but what I am trying to say is this whole mom thing is hard work!

Deklan now weighs exactly 4 pounds- he lost a little which was expected but after tonight I am thinking things might be on the up and up. I called and they said he gained an ounce and he took his whole bottle (instead of in the tube) They said he gave the signals he was hungry so they gave it a shot and he took the whole thing!!!! I am ecstatic! Just praying he can be home with me soon. :) I got to do some skin on skin time with him today ( about 2 hours of pure bliss!!) Cannot wait to cuddle him all day. I know this picture from my phone is sideways and not the best but it shows his little tube and daddy trying to feed him. He is SO tiny and sweet. LOVE this boy!!


7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Britt!! I'm so glad you posted that last picture. It finally gives me a really good idea of how small he is. That's SO wonderful that he took his whole feeding. I'm so proud of you for what you're doing for him! I've heard it's one of the hardest things to have to leave the hospital without your baby! I bet he LOVES his skin to skin time!!! I just love him, he is so precious, and I am so happy for you. Keep those pics coming! We'll figure out a way that we can help you out during this crazy time!

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  2. He is precious! Look at his little angelic hands folded on his chest, love him! Congratulations again!

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  3. The Lord will Bless Baby Deklan and make sure he lives a Safe and Successful Life!

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  4. Wow that last picture really does put into perspective how small he is! I think you are amazing for having a tiny baby and having to leave him at the hospital. I think it is easier to have a big baby and take him home! Guess we all take what we get. Hope he gets out of there soon! In the mean time try and get some sleep on your belly! :) Good luck nursing. Keep going and it gets easier.

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  5. He is so adorable. I'm so happy to hear he is eating on his own! I hope he is home with you soon :)

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  6. love the spelling! i'm so glad he's eating on his own now! sounds like he is moving right along. i hope he gets to come home soon so you can just cuddle with him all day long. :)

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  7. He is SOO cute!! I bet he will be up to his fighting weight in no time! :o) Keep up the good work! I can only imagine how hard it would be to try and pump and get your body going! Your doing awesome!

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