Not much new to report here. Things are going great! Jameson is growing fast – he weighs 6 lbs now and is 18.5 inches long. The doctor is very happy with how fast he is growing. Jackson is doing well too! He is definitely a crazy 2 year old though. : )
Everything is going really well here! Jameson is growing every day! We took him to the doctor today and he weighs 5lbs 4 ounces, and is 18 inches long! He is getting more alert every day, and is eating a ton. He had an eye exam to make sure his retinas were developing fine (I guess preemies can have problems with the blood vessels), but he was good to go. We won’t have to worry about his eyes now, from both the CMV and preemie aspect. : )
Jackson still seems to like him, although I did have my first incident where Jackson didn’t want me holding Jameson. Jackson woke up at about 1:20 am the other night crying. I had just put a bottle in the warmer for Jameson to eat. I spent quite awhile trying to get Jackson back to sleep and right before he was about to fall asleep he rolled over and he had blood all over his face. He had a really bad nose bleed that took forever to get to stop. By time I got it stopped, it was almost 2 and Jameson was crying for his bottle. I was in the front room with both boys. Jameson was in my left arm and I was feeding him a bottle. My right arm was around Jackson hugging him, and since I haven’t grown a third arm yet – I resorted to holding the bottle in the right place with my mouth! If I attempted to use my arm that was holding Jackson to move the bottle at all, Jackson would say “No feed Jaseson, hug Jackson. Jackson’s mommy, no Jaseson”. He was so tired and his nose was bugging him, I felt bad for him.
So by 2:40 when I got both boys all taken care of and sleeping – I was TIRED! It did give me a good laugh though. Especially when I looked down and was covered in blood from Jackson. Other than that episode, Jackson seems to be liking having a little brother.
Just posted some pictures of Jackson and created a section for pictures that include both Jackson and Jameson.
Things have been going really well this last week since we brought Jameson home from the hospital. He is eating really well and growing everyday! He sleeps a lot, but he does have some times during the day where he is alert. He was interested in Jackson yesterday when he was awake. Jackson has been doing so well with Jameson. He doesn’t seem to mind when other people hold him, and he is really gentle with him. He likes to pet Jameson’s head a lot, and likes holding him. He is being really sweet. He talks about Jameson a lot, and I asked him the other day if he loved Jameson – he nodded and said “Jackson loves Jaseson”. Very cute!!
Well, we finally got to bring our little man home! Jameson is doing fantastic! He is eating like a champ and being a very good boy. He was 2032 grams (4lbs 7.7 ounces) when we left the hospital Tuesday afternoon. We have a dr appt today, so we will see how much he has gained the last two days.
Jackson is handling Jameson being home very well! He keeps giving him hugs and wants to help feed him. He wants to hold him really bad, so I am going to let him tonight. He is being such a good boy! I am so proud of him. : ) Well, I am off to get a little rest before Jameson’s next feeding. It is so wonderful having all us together finally. I am am so happy and so grateful to have such a beautiful family!
Uploading pictures as I write this of Jameson’s last day in the hospital and his first day home! He is doing great so far and so are Angela and Jackson. I am so proud of them all.
I can’t believe we have finally made it! Jameson is coming home today!!! We are so excited : ) Jameson had a big weight gain yesterday – he weighed 1990 grams, which is 4lbs 6 ounces. His hematicrit keeps dropping though. He is down to 21 for it. Hopefully it will start coming up really soon. Poor guy! Jackson went through the car wash with us on Sunday. That is all he kept talking about that night. “Car wash real loud” “Car wash all done” “Car shower real loud”. It was so cute!