Yesterday was Quinn's 2 week old birthday. Mom started driving again! Yipee.
I was so nervous when I first set out (I was also pumping breast milk at the time for my first drive) on the way to the hospital. I hadn't driven in so long (almost 2 months) it felt so strange to be "free!" I also went to my Feeding Disorder meeting yesterday at the hospital (hey, I was there visiting Quinn in the NICU anyways), it was my first social outing for a LONG time. I was sooo tired last night, but amazingly today is the first day I feel sort of "rested". Maybe the anemia is starting to go away.
Quinn came off the cannula yesterday (again), let's hope he stays off this time. He is actually starting to take some more milk! Yippee!! I'm almost afraid to jinx it or something, but he is crying and wanting to eat, but still often won't take his full-feeds, BUT he has taken a few full-feeds (45ml) which is huge. He quickly drinks 20-30ml and then stops, so it's typically takes a lot of coaxing to get the rest of the feed in, but if he doesn't take it orally, the nurses gavage him the rest (yucky feeding tube). He's back to an oral tube (that's put in an out when needed) and he gags horribly when it's put in (wouldn't you?)
Quinn is still under his birth weight, but is gaining finally.
Here are some recent pictures:Dad giving Quinn an oral tube feeding (brings back memories doesn't it? It sure does for us)