Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Freshman 15

This is my 1st blog post since MVP's arrival and I apologize in advance if I don't sound quite like myself and of course, for not being as witty as Jemifus' posts. He has a gift with words.

MVP has been consistently eating 10 CC per feeding so the doc bumped him to 15 CC today! Now the question is: will his little gut digest it? Please keep your fingers crossed because the doc indicated MVP would have to be at 60 CC per feeding before he'll give MVP his graduation diploma. So actually please keep your fingers, toes and whatever other body parts that can be crossed crossed.

The other day I held MVP twice after his feedings in a cradle position because I can't help myself; I love looking at him. Really he should be held in an upright position afterwards per our therapist. But anyway, like most of the male species, he lets out a lot of gas after his feedings and the faux smiles got going. It was soooo cute I can't even describe it. He was all kinds of smiles. Now I understand how parents can get excited about things that seem really strange to non-parents...believe me, a week ago, I would never think that I'd be not just thrilled but actually writing about my son's farting facial expressions. That's something called TMI right? I'd post a picture to show you I'm not crazy (uh okay those of you who know me know that I am crazy but whatever!). Unfortunately, I was on the solo dayshift so I couldn't capture that Kodak moment. So you'll just have to settle for a couple of my favorite pics from yesterday instead...

Here's MVP getting burped by the nurse. He was fooling around a lot and flirting with the nurse during this feeding. Keep in mind the nurse was probably 60 years old. I heard her say to him "Even with all that stuff on your face, you're so cute!" Between his outrageous flirting and his already growing NICU reputation for having a temper, do I have trouble on my hands?


Unknown said...

He's adorable. I love the photos!!

lattelieu said...

awww...baby mateo is a gem!