Saturday, September 16, 2006

Baby Mark is 2 weeks old

Look who's 2 weeks old now! I can't believe it. He's still hanging out in the NICU. He's up to 7 pounds 6 ounces. They had been feeding him small amounts of breast milk, raising it by 5 cc every other feeding in addition to what he's getting in the IV, but the other day he had a set back and threw up so they stopped the feedings for 24 hours. He was so mad about that. He just wants to eat. Then they started him back up with a measley 5 cc of breast milk again, slowly working up. Last night he was up to 25 cc. You can tell he just wants more. His bowels are still not fully on line, so we have no idea when he will be able to come home. Hopefully soon! I gave him lots of kisses to tide him over till today when we go back. Brittany sure has been a good mamma to him. I got lucky with her as my daughter in law.
Chad called me when he got to Atlanta....after spending 12 hours on a plane and still not reaching his destination. The group of boys ended up spending the night in a hotel, then going back up to the airport to wait for a bus that was suppose to take him to the base. They had been waiting all day for the bus when I talked to him. He was suppose to be able to call home for a quick I made it here safely kind of thing, but we still havent heard anything. Am I allowed to be worried yet??? As for sending goody packages, I think I'll take Nicole's advice and not send anything until I know he won't get reemed for it. He sure doesn't need added stress at boot camp.
I wanted to thank all of my blog readers. I appreciate that you are interested in my life enough to keep coming back everyday and I really appreciate the comments that show support, give advise, or just make me feel good and lets me know your here so I don't feel like I'm talking to myself. I love reading them. This blogging world is an amazing thing. Thank you! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mount Laundry is feeling neglected here in the George house, so I better attend to it today before it takes over. Not exactly fun and exciting, but needs to be done none the less. Any tips for making laundy fun? or at least interesting? :o)


Jen said...

Oh he's simply!!
I hope his bowels get straightned out soon. The anticipation must be killing you guys! But on the other hand, it's best for him to be there until he's good and ready to come home.

Try not to freak yet about Chad...although it's hard not too...unfortunatley you have no choice but to await his call because I'm assuming you have no way of reaching him. :( Hang in there Mom!

Mt. Laundry, roflmao! I have that too, but mine is to fold and put away!!

Valerie said...

making laundry fun? taking it to the local Fluf & Fold so THEY can do it. sounds like fun to me!

Chris said...

Wow that is one cute baby!! I am so glad he is doing so well. I pray he will come home soon.

I am sure they are keeping Chad busy. He won't forget to call home first chance he gets....hang in there (by the phoone hee hee)

Coleen said...

Baby Mark is getting big and cute. I haven't seen him since his birthday. He'll be home soon enough.

September said...

I can't believe Baby Mark is already 2 weeks old! Wow does time fly! Hugs and happy thoughts to you, sweetie. I don't think you need to worry about Chad, he's in good hands. xoxo

Chickenbells said...

2 Weeks? Already? Good Heavens! I know he'll be straightned out soon...and what a good and sweet mama Brittany is, I'll bet she's excited to get him home soon...he'll never get put down will he?

Mt. Laundry...I love it! Good luck with last week is still sitting waiting to be folded up...and this weeks is waiting to be washed...sigh.

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene, thank you for sharing the beautiful photo of Baby Mark ... seeing it put a big smile on my face. It's so nice to hear that he is doing well ... he will be home before you know it.

Good luck with the laundry situation ... we only have 3 people in our house and Sunday is "laundry day" here ... and it's a mess ... so, I too will be tackling laundry today.

Gina said...

I can't believe he's 2 weeks already! Better start saving for college!
Love ya!

Amanda Hart said...

Baby Mark is sure growing fast, his little cheeks seem to be getting bigger!
About the laundry thing: how to make it fun: let someone else do it! Hey, it was a good try anyways right?

Julie said...

I can't wait to see him when I come to visit, He's definatly a George boy.