Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thanks For All The Support!

Leo, Dave, and I appreciate all the support we've gotten throughout this life event!  We were sooo happy when we found out we were having a baby, and then finding out it was a boy! We definitely thought we had until around June 6th to prepare for our little bundle.  When my health started to deteriorate a lot quicker than any of us, including the doctors, thought and Leo was born under 2 pound it was truly amazing to see the outpouring of support from our family and friends.  It's been a physically and emotionally draining experience that I wouldn't wish upon anyone else, but what I can say is that I am a very different person because of it, and I see the world a little differently.  I am glad I got to share Leo's  unconventional approach to growing outside the womb, but now it's time for him to take a more conventional approach to growing.  Therefore, this is my last official post.  I intend on creating a family blog in the near future.  Feel free to follow me! Again, thank you everyone for your love and support!  Leo, Dave, and I are so LUCKY!  Continue to have thoughts and prayers for our little guy as his development over the next year is very crucial! 

Eventually, you can find our family of three blog at:

But, I probably won't have a post for a little while, and then it will be less frequent.  Hopefully about once a week!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bye Bye Monitor!

Since Leo has only had two true alarms of low heart rates, which he resolved on his own within like 5 seconds and no apnea alarms he is now monitor free!!  

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Update!

Leo had fun spending some time with his Nonna, grandpa Keane, and Uncle Mark!  

He's doing well health wise.  He's up to drinking 4 oz a feeding!  Tomorrow they will download his monitor data, and if we get the all clear,  he will be monitor free by the end of the week.  This will be bittersweet - nice to have the monitor gone, but I've come to rely on it to help me sleep at will be a big adjustment. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Leo Continues to Grow!

Yesterday Leo had his 4 month appointment (6 weeks adjusted).  He checked out well.   He doesn't need to go back for a month!  Woohoo!  Weighing in at 9 lbs 10 oz,  he's slowly becoming a big boy.  He should continue to gain rapidly as his peers began to slow their growth, so hopefully over the next couple of months he really get some good catch up growth in. Leo also had his second set of shots.  He has had a low grade fever from them, but is eating well and playing so the doctor said to continue to monitor at home unless it gets worse.  He seems better even this afternoon.  

Another great thing Leo is staring to do is show emotion.  He smiles, and well, we've learned one move he does not like and it makes him frown.  Ha...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Leo's over 9 Pounds!

Right away when Leo's home care nurse came in the door today, she couldn't stop talking about how much he has grown in 5 days! She was right, he definitely had a growth spurt this week.  He went from 8 lbs 9 oz to 9 lbs 3 oz!  That's a lot of growth in one week.  We are so proud of him.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Just Another Day In The Life of Leo!

Leo's been practicing his strength and I think it's safe to say that this little munchkin can hold his head up!  At her last visit, his ECFE teacher shared some skills to practice with him and he is definitely making progress.  She will come an evaluate him in a week and share some infant massage techniques. 

Even though our little guy is home it's great to have all this support so we can ensure the best outcomes for him.  He's doing great and continues to make progress each day.  It's crazy to look back and think about how just 4 months ago he weighed less than 2 lbs!