It feels like this whole crazy journey just started yesterday, but it's actually already been almost a month! Jacob will be a month old on Saturday and though he hasn't made a whole lot of changes, things are going alright with his health and Mommy and Daddy's sanity. He finally made it over the 2 pound mark, a very big milestone for my little munchkin! Unfortunately, his breathing is still not doing very well, so as of yesterday they started him on a steroid burst to try and get him off ventilation. Every day he has a tube in his throat, the more likely he will end up with chronic lung disease and we definitely don't want that. The steroids will hopefully move him quickly from the high powered oscillator to a lower powered regular ventilator, then to CPAP nasal prongs, then just to oxygen. He is still so small though, no one knows how he will handle all that activity.
On the positive side, he is gaining weight fairly quickly and doing great on his feedings. I can't wait to actually be able to feed him myself, but for now the breast pump is my best friend and the feeding tube is Jacob's! We've gotten pretty good at changing diapers through the isolette windows and Daddy is a champ at temp readings and tube tape adjustments. Jacob also spends a lot more time with his eyes open, which is a lot of fun for us! I think they're blue....he looks so much like his Daddy, I'm hoping he at least has that part of me!
That's all the updates for now. Enjoy the pictures!