Friday, December 19, 2008

Crew in Clothes

It is absolutely delightful to have Crew so close to home. I'm so happy and I can't stop smiling. Unfortunately, I can't sleep at night, just thinking about how accessible my baby is. I toss and turn until morning, when I can race to his side. I kangarooed him for 2 and a half hours yesterday. And he put on 30 grams, yay! He has now broken the 1000 gram mark and is 2 pounds, 1 ounce! Hallelujah!

It feels great for us to both be back at our local hospital. I feel like I'm in some Cheers spin-off. We've returned to the "place where everybody knows your name! And they're always glad you came!" He's in good hands and he's doing really well. I spent the morning with him. We cuddled and he pooped on me. His ostomy bag leaked all over the both of us, which didn't bother me much because it gave me an excuse to help give him a bath and then dress him in his new duds.

Here is the pampered prince relaxing after a yummy bath, an ostomy bag change, and a zit lancing (probably a staph infection, great. We're waiting for cultures to return). Mommy is so excited to dress him in clothes for the first time!
Teeny tiny little clothes for his teeny tiny little body.
My sister Lyndsey and a family friend, Debbie, who creates micro-preemie clothes, provided Crew with his very own shamefully cute hospital wardrobe. Thank you so much to you both! For the few hours that I did sleep last night, I was dreaming about dressing him in this outfit. It was every bit as satisfying as I had fantasized, LOL! And, Debbie, the nurses were freaking out about the cuteness and functionality of his clothes. Good work, lady!

"Hello? Hello? Are we almost done here, ladies? I'd like to finish my snooze, if you don't mind."
My burrito baby, snuggled up just the way he likes it!


Christensen Kids said...

so stinkin cute! I'm glad to hear you are so happy!

Elliot's Magah said...

My pleasure darling! he does look soooo cute! I never get over how much a difference it be able to dress them. I am glad the nurses like them, that ALWAYS makes me happy.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

He looks so cute in his outfit. I think it makes him look more grown up and less "sick". Yeah on the weight gain.