|Finn and two of his and our favorite nurses! |
They had a bit of a photo shoot with our little man! :)
|He's just so handsome! .... :p|
|Aunt Meghan tickling Finnegan! I love this picture! ;)|
To start, they usually dress the babies in a onesie, sleeper, and then swaddle them. When we did that the first time, Finnegan's temp went up way too high, so we took off the onesie and he did a lot better. Apparently the nurses said boys tend to get hotter and not like the onesies. The onesie wasn't too big... diapered butts make them fit better! :) He didn't seem to mind while I was dressing him. He was wide awake and trying to help by wiggling his feet and arms everywhich way. I have to admit, I was a bit concerned that he wouldn't like to be clothed and swaddled because he is so active, but he surprised me once again! This also means that we can take him out of his bed and hold him and cradle him. Holding him like that for the first time was amazing. His daddy enjoyed it the next day as well! :)
|The end result... TADA! -- Baby Burrito!!! :)|
|I'm not sure how he does this, but when we swaddle him, he still manages to get his hands up around his face. He's sneaky!|
|Finnegan liked daddy holding him, too! :)|
The party back at my parent's house was refreshing. I wasn't as much of a wreck as I thought I would be. I think being with family who understands and has all been to see Finnegan really helps. They are all so supportive. It's truly a blessing. We had a lot of fun and ate good food! :) By the time everyone left, Ian and I decided to stay at my parent's house for the night. We were too exhausted to drive all the way back to Bloomington. When I called to check in on Finnegan, his nurse informed me that he had his first diaper blow out. He's such a boy...
We came back home Monday afternoon. We cleaned up a bit and made dinner before I headed down to spend the night at the hospital. This is the precious boy I woke up to on Tuesday morning:
On Tuesday, they decided that since Finnegan's bradys were going down in count and he was correcting most of them right away, they would lower his oxygen level from 3 liters to 2 liters. I was pretty excited about this because he needs to be on at least 2 liters of oxygen or lower for him to start nippling. He's still likes his pacifier, but I think he enjoys chewing on his feeding tube a bit more. As you can tell, the pacifier doesn't end up exactly where it needs to be... and his fingers end up in the weirdest places!
Tuesday was also bathing day! Finnegan got a little "sponge bath" and we soaked him up with some lotion to help get rid of some of his scaley dry skin. His hair got so fuzzy after he got cleaned! I'm trying to figure out if his hair will get curly like his dad's or not. Only time will tell!
|I'm daddy's little champ with fuzzy hair! :)|
With Finnegan being in clothes and swaddled now, that means that he can be held outside of his bed. As you can imagine, both grandmas were excited. Today, Grandma Bruckner came to get her Finn time in. She held him for over an hour. We knew Finnegan loved it too! :)
Otherwise, Finnegan keeps growing and mommy keeps trying to find a job! As of today he is 1200grams or 2 pounds and 10.3 ounces! He's getting 20ml of fortified 27 calorie breastmilk every 3 hours. He's also getting supplements of potassium and sodium just to keep his levels on the right track. He's making good diapers and overall being a champ! He's almost a pound more than when he was born! And as of today I have applied to 22 jobs and been rejected from about 10 of them without even so much as an interview. I just keep praying for something to come along, but maybe that right just hasn't become available yet. God has a plan, I just have to keep trying until that plan comes into fruition!