Thursday, September 3, 2009


Life in the NICU as we know it....Kaden is still growing.
He now weighs FOUR pounds EIGHT ounces!!
ounces are a huge deal because that just means he is closer to
another pound. He ended up needing eye surgery for what is called ROP.
He did really well and didn't stay on the vent for very long. He is getting to be really popular around here. The doctors fight to round on him and I think it is cute! The nurses just love him...and we can't get enough of him. It will be his 3 month birthday on September 5...wierd I know!
As of right now we are trying to wean the liters of oxygen he is requiring and that will come with time and growth. We are also trying to get him more interested in eating or "nippling" from a bottle. The language in the NICU has become second nature. I have learned so much about the body...about myself...and just life in general.
So...he just needs to keep growing. He will have one more surgery before we leave the hospital. He has two hernias that will be fixed which is very common in boys of prematurity.
We will be moving soon and I am so excited to have a little more room. It is only 100 ft away from our apartment and in the same complex but I am still excited!
Thanks for all the continued support! It means the world to us!


  1. What no pics? I know I see him all the time but never get to see your pics unless you post them. Love you all.

  2. Good news, all around...glad things are going well...

  3. Oh Jacquie, I had no idea about your sweet little boy. I hope things continualy get better for him. Love ya

  4. I'm so happy he's doing so well! My little Brilynn's birthday was Tuesday, the 8th and she chose to go to dinner at The Olive Garden and guess what-we saw your Mom. I didn't see her but she recognized me and talked to me. It was so good to visit with her and get updated a little more about sweet Kaden. I'm so glad things are going so well with him. Also congrats on your new apartment. That will be fun!

    Take Care,

  5. I love the pic of you below holding Kaden! So sweet! It reminded me so much of the first few days of Nixon's life. Kaden is so lucky to have you as his momma! Hang in there!