Latest in: Life in the NICU
November 29, 2010
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Today felt like a continuation of yesterday.  We are still in the spot I hate- and probably will be for a few days.  Assuming he needs eye surgery, they will move him from nursery …
November 28, 2010
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It's been a along time since my NICU visits were hard, so I guess I was due. Today turned out to be one fo the lowest in days. I should have knownit would be …
November 27, 2010
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As if one Thanksgiving was not enough, we celebrated again today with a combination Thanksgiving dinner with the Rosenberg/Ross clan / Alan Harris birthday.  All in all a great day. Went to the hospital …
November 27, 2010
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I know, I know... I am a day behind.  What can I say, all the turkey and pie has slowed me down.  I got to spend just a little bit of time with Sam …
November 25, 2010
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So I have decided the breastfeeding scale is evil. The past few times we have used it to see how much Sam got... It tells us zero. I can see he has latched. He …
November 24, 2010
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Sorry for not posting last night. Between exhaustion and computer issues, I just couldn't do it! There is not much to report from yesterday. It was another quiet, uneventful day in the NICU. Sam …
November 23, 2010
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I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves:
November 22, 2010
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Despite all the good things that happened today- things didn't start off on the best footing.  One of the most difficult things to do is plan a day.  Between my pumping schedule, Sam's feeding …
November 21, 2010
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Today Sam reached a really big milestone... he is now 4 pounds!!!
November 20, 2010
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Not too much new in Sam's world.  He is just doing so well- especially now that the cannula is off.  Its funny, but without the cannula the number of brady and apnea events has …
November 18, 2010
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Happy National Prematurity Awareness Day.  To celebrate, Sam slept pretty much the entire day- especially when I was there to breastfeed.  Good thing he is cute! Today's post is all a moment of zen:
November 17, 2010
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Well, 24+ hours in and Sam is still off the cannula!  What a major stud!  Everyone I talked to today feels pretty confident that Sam will go home around the week of December 7th.  …
November 16, 2010
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Wow.  I am still speechless from the events of today.  At around 1:45 I was starting to get things ready to hold Sam when I noticed that his nose cannula's were not staying in …
November 15, 2010
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A few big things happened today: Irene has entered into new territory... visiting her brother two days in a row! Sam felt sun on his skin for the first time ever: Sam had one …
November 14, 2010
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Another Saturday, another full Harris-Odum family visit at Alta Bates.  It just warms my heart when Irene asks if she can go see Sam!  It also made Peter's day as it meant he would …
November 13, 2010
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Today's weight: 3 pounds 8 ounces.  Such a cutie.  Other than that, nothing else to report.  God I love my boring kid! And now, today's moment of zen:
November 12, 2010
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Another great day at the NICU with a nice long visit from Lisa Harter and a rare double parent visit! Lisa took some really cool pictures of Sam.  I am looking forward to getting …
November 11, 2010
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Sam had his first minor setback in weeks today... and it really wasn't much of a setback.  I mentioned yesterday that they had reduced the flow on his cannula from 2 liters to 1 …
November 10, 2010
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Sam is now officially 32 weeks gestational age.  I would have loved for him to reach that age still in utero... but that was just not meant to be.  It is hard for me …
November 9, 2010
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Today we did a little experiment.  We weighed Sam before putting him on the breast, and then weighed him again after he spent 30 minutes sucking.  Well... it is now official... I have a …
November 8, 2010
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Not too much to report today- except for Sam's size.  He is now 3 lbs 4.9 ozs!!  That boy is growing like a weed. He is now up to 28MLs a feed. You will …
November 7, 2010
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A lovely Saturday in the Bay Area- and an even lovelier one in the Alta Bates NICU.  First, Sam latched on and fed for a good 35 minutes.... then his big sister came to …
November 6, 2010
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I think one sentence says it all: SAM WEIGHS 3 LBS 1.2 OZS!!
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