Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Two Weeks Old

Noah is two weeks old today. As I think back over the last fourteen days, I am amazed how much he has changed. As a way to celebrate two weeks of life, Noah drank from a bottle twice today. He drank 27 ml with Sandy at his noon feeding and then 30 ml with me at 6:00 p.m. It was the first time I got to feed my little man. It is a slow process, with many breaks in between, but he continues to work hard and make progress.
We got the results of his MRI back today. We are very thankful that his brain looks normal, and as we expected, his right eye is underdeveloped and will never be functioning. Tomorrow, Noah will have yet another test — an upper GI study. The doctors are concerned with the amount and frequency that Noah is spitting up (more like throwing up). They will be injecting him with a dye through his NG tube to get an idea what is going on in his tummy.

Noah and I had quite a bit of cuddle time today — only the best time of the day.
Noah and I had an opportunity to read some more books today. I pulled out a book by Mo Willems, one of my favorite children's authors. The students in my class love the Pigeon, Duckling, Elephant and Piggie (main characters in Mo's books) and I am thrilled to introduce them all to Noah. As you can tell, he loved them too.

9 comments:

  1. My day isn't complete until I've read something . . . . and these days, that "something" is what has been going on in Noah's day! Thanks for the beautiful way you share him with us . . . I love it!

    . . . with continuing prayers & love . . . Carol Young

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  2. Praise God for the positive MRI results concerting Noah's brain. Cuddle time and reading books are always the two best parts of a day! I'll be praying for Noah with this next test and always. Love, Debbie

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  3. Hey Noah, Its Sierra here. Good job with the bottle stuff!!!! Keep drinking so you can come home and we can hang out. Papa took me to the park yesterday. You will love it there. They have things to climb on when you are older and lots of geese to feed. The only problem with the geese is you have to watch where you walk. I am proud of you dude. Keep working hard.

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  4. This is my first time reading your blog...Noah is so precious and I look forward to reading his progress. Your family is in our prayers!
    Love, The Torres Family

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  5. Hi Guys, I love Mo Willems. My son Hayden who is 2 years old, loves "Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus"

    Continually praying for Noah and Family.

    Rebecca Freshwater, From Moms and More.

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  6. Good Morning, Noah. Thanks for the book recommendations. I'm going to visit Linnea and Zane in Charleston in a couple weeks, and will be sure to bring a couple of Mo Willems' tales. Love the pictures of you and your Mom cuddling - and what head control and interest shown as you look so intently at this first special woman in your life!
    More love and prayers - Mary Anne

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  7. Your pictures are all amazing Rebecca. As a photographer I love the lighting. What treasures!!

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  8. MIR results are wonderful. Look at him so strong and holding his head up!
    Thats so true about the books as Eric just ordered all the Mo Willems books he could find in the scholastics flyer. Eric asked me to tell you he just finished making a Valentine for You and Noah and that it makes him so happy to see Noah in your arms. As always you are in our thought's and prayers.
    Love the Miller Family

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  9. Hello Noah, what a strong and beautiful boy you are.We are enjoying reading about you in your family blog. You keep up the hard work of drinking milk and holding your head up, and we will continue to send you prayers and support. What an amazing family you have been born in to.
    Love the Gill family

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