Sorry for the lack of an update yesterday. To be honest, I kind of hit a wall and was feeling kind of sad and frustrated about our fourth round in the NICU. I had really been hoping to get that typical birth and coming-home-with-baby experience this time, and I hate that Coen has had to suffer. I've also found that I tend to get really emotional just after the crisis passes and the baby is no longer critical...I kind of fall apart because I can, whereas when they're really, really sick, I need to suck it up and be strong.
In any case, I'm feeling much better today emotionally, although physically I'm having a tougher time than I have in the past. I must be getting old. =) My blood pressure has been high and I've been having some edema and just not feeling great. I know I'm also just tired and stressed between Coen, the kids, and trying to wrap up this semester of school.
But on to the exciting news before I go straight to bed...I just got home from the hospital and guess who weighs EIGHT pounds and finished a 40 mL bottle of breastmilk tonight????
Why this rockstar baby, of course!
Coen still has plenty to do before I get to bring him home, but he has officially turned a very big corner and started taking feeds by mouth and passed his birthweight (by a mile!). I am insanely proud of him.
And with that I'm off to bed. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts! My plan is to update tomorrow while I'm at the hospital. Of course, best laid plans...we'll see what happens. Night!
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