Oliver Michael (aka “Player 3”) was born Saturday June 27 @ 10.32pm.
He had to spend 5 days in ICU. This was a real introduction to being a dad. I’ll never forget when they had to put a tube down his nose, into his tummy to keep him going. He screamed as it went in, and I felt this terrible feeling… that… well, all my fears of not being attached to the new arrival were blown out of the water.
ie: Wuvs. We haz it.
He was such a great little guy in ICU. Very few complaints. And finally, he got to spend a few nights with us in our ‘regular’ room. We met many amazing parents whose kids were born at 24 weeks (ie 4 months early) and who’ve had to deal with much, much worse than us. We won’t forget them.
Getting Oliver back from ICU was great. Here’s a pic of (very tired) Dad, wheeling him down the corridor. And – for the nth time – the Coke was NOT for the baby, haha.
Although, interestingly enough, they DO give some caffeine to bubs in ICU to stimulate their systems a little. The other sugary/ICU insight I have for you.. is that they put a few drips of glucose syrup on baby’s tongue before a painful blood test. The sugar puts them in “dreamy sugar land” for about a minute, and then… they don’t mind the heel prick much at all. Clever!
Last Friday was the day we finally got to go home. My wife went outside for the first time in 8 days! Her first desires at home? Have a hot shower “in our shower” and sleep “in our bed”. Bliss. We’re now into the crazy nights/feed/nappies/minute of sleep cycle, but we are besotted with Player 3, so it doesn’t matter. Having our 2 grannies stay (from out of town) has been fantastic.
AND – I received THE most amazing baby retrogaming gift from my sister-in-law.
Photo….. coming soon.
(I have to get the piccie *just* right)
Thanks for your patience during the past 10 days.
I’ve got some great J-OMG news to share in the next few days.
Gabe the proud dad.