Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Oct 30th

Happy Halloweenie!!!!

Daddy and I went to the pumpkin patch with Kevin, Ninfa, and Beth last Sunday. Then we went to the pizzeria and carved them up. It was a blast! We decided to have a little fun with Booger butt. We couldn't let his first Halloween go by without his very own pumpkin could we! I mean, how much more adorable can you get?! Ya just can't stand it can you! Makes you wanna squeeze the pants right off of him doesn't it. Your making 'that' face right now aren't you? You know the one-eyebrows up, lips puckered, ooowww coming from said puckered lips. Can't really be helped with all this cuteness floating around! We had a ball playing with the boy and his pumpkin. He was good for about 15 minutes! Thats ok though it was like the red carpet with all the flashes going off so we got quite a few good pics. Not all on my camera though. If I get any that are unbelievable I'll post'm.

He's doing great otherwise. He's been off all the monitors for almost a full week now. Mom and Dad are sleeping just fine, thanks for asking! He was so good for such a long time before we took him off we're pretty comfortable.
'They' told us that it's good to have air circulating in the room, not directly on him and not to let it get to warm...So I have gotten up quite a few times to check the atmosphere in his room, obsessing about it when I lay down and then checking again. Ok I aim my phone at him every time I get up to make sure he's breathing too...sometimes I poke him to make him move. Whatever, you would to.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Here's a video I thought was uber cute! Yep, I'm force feeding you my tacky home videos!! Again UBER CUTENESS! It does get a touch long, the best part is in the beginning. I didn't know how to cut it down...hell to be honest I barely figured out how to get it posted!

Anyway this has been a busy week! Grandma Byrd and Aunt Doris were here spoiling the pants off the Boy! We miss you and LOVE you guys!!! Zeke and I went out to dinner and a movie...Zombieland...AWESOME btw. and we went to the pumpkin patch on Sunday with Ninfa, Kevin, and Beth.

Oh big news everybody...Kye is OFF the monitors!!! I spoke to the nurse (go between the dr and I) and I told her I'd be more comfortable if we could keep the monitors here in case we freak out so, we've got them for a couple of weeks. He's been doing great so I should be able to sleep tonight...doubtful though!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Oct 23

Two weeks without o2!!

He had a heart rate drop last week and last night. I called the doctor to report how he's been, he requested I call so he can decide to keep or remove the monitors. Anyway, long story short, the drop is most likely due to his growth. As babies get bigger the heart rate slows, it's normal. His monitors are set for a faster beat. YEAAAA ANyway just wants to post something quickly. He's doing grandma Byrd and Aunt Doris are visiting this weekend, so exciting! Aunt Doris hasn't seen him in uhhh probably 5 pounds! The pic is a little blury but cute!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Oct 18th

This is what ya call a milk hang over...
Kye has perfected the 'pouty face'!!!

Yeaaaaa we made it a week without oxygen!!! He's doing fantastic. His sat levels have been pretty consistent the entire week. A few dips here and there but thats to be expected, I mean when ya poop, if ya push, ya don't breath as deep. So, we'll see what the doc wants us to do.

He's been sleeping longer too. Sometimes 5 hours. It's weird because I have wished and prayed for this day yet, when he sleeps this long I end up checking on him every 10 min! My head begins to wonder if somethings wrong...I check to be sure he's breathing..sometimes I poke him if it's not abundantly clear. Is that wrong? ;-) He's been eating ABOUT an ounce for every hour he sleeps but, not always. That worries me. I guess if he's gaining weight it's fine. Oh btw he's 9.7 pounds! I forgot to mention that last week. He's like a REAL SIZED baby now!
He's talking so much too, He's a pretty charming little man. He's so expressive! He's also kicking his little feet, well usually just one at a time unless he's really excited. It's like he's riding a one peddled bike. Soo cute!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tue Oct 13

The Boy's doing great! His lungs are more clear then his last xray, he's gaining weight and breathing on his own so, no surgery in his near future. It is still a possibility. His diaphragm is still elevated which means it's still not working properly. Since this was a still photo they can't tell if its moving or not. We've got another appointment in January to do a fluoroscopys; the 'video xray'. We'll be able to see if its fixing itself at that time and we'll go from there. Dr. Choo-Kang seems pretty happy with his progress. We have to call him next week and let him know how his sat levels are...if all is well he's going to order him off the monitoring. SCARY!!! I'm excited as much as I am nervous. Honestly he hasn't had any serious issues with breathing for sometime now, even before leaving the NICU. So, It'll be fine.
Oh we stopped by the NICU today to visit since we were there for our appointment. We got to see Karen, Rachael and another NICU momma. They were all impressed with how much he's grown. Ya know, I miss them. I DO NOT miss him being in the hospital in any way but, the women I met there were phenomenal. The other Momma and I have kept in touch, usually at 3 am when were both 'nursing'. She's such a sweet person, she has two babies there, one is going home tomorrow so send a few prayers her way. It's going to be tough I imagine, until they are both at home. NICU Parents are a tough lot though, it takes a hell of a lot to get us down.
I'm trying to get a video of Kye playing, it's the cutest thing EVER! Little turd shuts down the charm when I get the camera out. Or (lets be fair) I have the wrong setting, a finger in the way or not enough light... I'll keep trying though!
Oh AND Kye's best friend was born on the 11th! He's bigger then Kye already! We love you!!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Oct 11

Look at that beautiful baby!

So far he's doin ok. I'd like him to sat a little higher. He's hanging out around 97/95, sometimes dipping to 91ish. If he stays below 95 we have to put it back on. Keep him in your thoughts. Tonight and tomorrow will be the true test...
Oh and by BTW his bestie, Parker, was born today at 10:10am.....YEAAAAAAAAAAA

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thur Oct 8

Grandma is here!!! She let Momma and Daddy sleep ALL NIGHT last night! We love LOVE LoVe her!!!
Kye's doing great. He's still at .01 and sating in the upper 90's-100. Cindy the nurse came by for her last visit Yesterday..I'll miss her. Besides being great with Kye she was fun to talk to. Anyway, He's about 8.9 pounds and 20 1/2 in long.
Well thats it, just wanted to post a few pictures and check in while I had a minute.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sun Oct 4

Our little rock n roller is moving right along!
He's starting to interact with me more and more everyday. Unfortunately for me he's usually in the mood to play at 3am but, who could complain! I'm mesmerized by this beautiful boy of ours and I'm fascinated by just about everything he does! So lately, we've been making faces at one another and he tries really hard to coo and goo. It's so cute, he'll smile real big, strain a little, squint his eyes, turn his head slightly and lo and behold out comes the tiniest of squeaks! Damn cute, I tell ya, DAMN cute.
We turned his oxygen down to .01 today! So far so good, everybody do what you do to send positive Mo Jo his way!! If all goes well next Sunday we'll take him off of the oxygen! Exciting and scary all at the same time!! We'll be able to monitor him for awhile after...even if I have to lie to keep the machines! I believe thats the only way we'll get any sleep that first week!
Grandma and Grandpa came down this weekend. I had to work and Zeke manned the Garage sale so, we didn't really get to see them much...of course they weren't here to see us!!Kye absolutely LOVED having them! I'm pretty sure Grandma held him the entire time! He was pretty upset when they left. Sadly I didn't get any pictures of the visit to post but, Grandma will be back this week..I'll make up for it then!!
Uncle Zo came by also...oh I'm sorry...Dark Man came by. Uncle Zo thinks he's a super hero. I told him Kye can call him Dark Man only if he wears a cape when he see's him. I'm not putting it past him! lol
Anyway things are going good. Kye has reverted back to eating every 3 hours at night and napping for long stretches during the day...o-well sleep is way over rated!