Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can

Today has been a better day for me, thank you for all your prayers. One of the NICU social workers said to me the other day "It's hard when people are used to you being a strong person, then you feel like you have to keep being strong". Which is true I think...I do feel like I have to be strong, and to some degree, I do. But, sometimes I have days where I just can't be strong anymore!

Cohen is doing well, his Daddy got to hold him this morning. He is at a Mariner game with a friend, it's nice for us to get out and pretend to be normal once in awhile. Just when I was so sad that I didn't have any more clothes that fit him I remembered that his NICU friend Eli (who is now at home!) had given him some clothes so we put some of those on him. He looks so cute in his big boy clothes. Speaking of big, he is 2 lbs 15 oz! Almost to 3 pounds!! We are thinking maybe he will get there in time for his 2 month birthday. We came in this morning and one of his favorite night nurses had taken his picture without his mask on and made him a little sign. It is so cute. We are so thankful for all the great nurses around here! He had another good blood gas this morning so he got to come down on his CPAP pressure and he is hanging out around 26% oxygen. The air that we breathe, room air, is 21% so he really isn't on that much oxygen. We are just hoping that he keeps going down and can get off of that CPAP and on to his nasal prongs, which is just for a little extra oxygen, before too long.

He might get to come out of isolation tomorrow which would be SO nice. They had taken another culture from his breathing tube a little while ago and so far it hasn't grown any bacteria yet, so hopefully it won't! It gets really hot in his room when the sun is out and wearing the gown and gloves doesn't help.

I took some really cute pictures of him last night with his mask off, but they are all blurry :( Maybe I will try again later today. For now, here he is with his scuba mask on and the ole one eye look. He likes to do that a lot. OH and last night, he sucked his thumb all by himself!! Usually he can get his hand by his face, or his finger up his nose, but last night he actually got his thumb in his mouth and sucked on it all by himself. I think he surprised himself a little.

Had enough pictures? :)


  1. So Cute!!
    <3 Auntie Christine

  2. The pics are so cute! You can never show to many!

  3. He is so adorable it almost brings tears to my eyes! I know I said this before but his hands are just the cutest little things!