Our littlest love is doing very well in the NICU. He is now officially back to his birth weight of 4 pounds and is nearly out of the isolette and into an open air crib. The doctor decided to keep him in the incubator longer than he really needed to, so that he could continue to grows well without working hard to keep his temperature up. We are also breast or bottle feeding him for four of his eight feedings (he still gets tube fed the other four times). Thankfully, my milk came in a few days after he was born and now I am producing lots (as in 25+ ounces per day! Way more than he needs!). The gameplan is for him to come home around the thirty-five week mark (June 30th).
The rest of our family is hanging in there. The children are doing very well... we have pretty much been able to keep them in their routine the past two weeks which really helps things. Fr John has been enormously helpful with everything (and he's even painted the downstairs rooms!)! I am pretty tired (even more than I was with Little Man), though I feel well physically. I think that the tiredness is stemming from no naps (I go to the hospital when the children rest) and from late nights and early mornings (due to pumping and early risers). Unfortunately, the first things to get bumped when I am feeling so worn out is blogging and e-mailing... hopefully I'll have lots of good things to post which will encourage me to turn on the computer! Please continue to keep us in your prayers!