James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 68

Day 68: Our precious Wyatt was wide awake today when I got there. So we attempted nursing without much success but very successfully talked and snuggled in our recliner! Apparently he had been fussy before I arrived and he just wanted mommy to hold him!! I feel it's totally okay to spoil my baby in the NICU!! :). The doctors didn't make any changes today. They ideally would like Wyatt to come home with no cannula and with a NG tube (what he has now and requires NO surgery!) so they are figuring out how to make his feeds encourage home life- continuous all night so we and he can sleep and variously like a normal baby would throughout the daytime. Wyatt did get an echo today (which he didn't much care for) and it shows his heart still has a PDA (hole that hasn't closed in his heart yet & causes a murmur). That is something that we're just watching and if it doesn't close on its own he'll eventually have to have surgery to close it. He's weighing in at 7 pounds and 14.3 ounces!! Little by little we're going up. Praise God, that's all we can ask for! I had a successful interview with a doctor today, the office is close to the house, they're well connected to Children's and I felt comfortable with her- 2 more to go!! Hoping one of them just stands out to me!!

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