Friday, August 26, 2005

More pictures, not much more talk...

She really likes her binki.

Yeah I know, it's the same picture I posted before...but it's a good picture, and it bears repetition.

"Alright that does it! I'm taking matters into my own hands!"

AT LONG LAST!!!!! Her entire face!! But we only had about 8 seconds to get a picture, so we couldn't catch her with her eyes open. This was right after they pulled off the long-pronged CPAP, and about 3 seconds before they put on the bubble CPAP(much less intrusive).

This is the bubble CPAP. The prongs that go into her nose are only about 1/2" long. It only took her about 34 seconds to wiggle her way out of it. No, I'm not kidding, and yes, I'm scared...

Amy said he just sat there and stared at her for about 20 minutes...and I can't say that I blame him.

He's not all skin and bones...although you'll have to take our word for it. The hand in the picture gives you a good reference for how small he is.

Yeah, I know this is just a zoomed-in cropped piece of the other picture, but I just couldn't help it.

I could post this picture all day long. It's almost like you expect him to open his mouth at any moment and say "So anyway, what's up?"

"Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh...FINALLY... a little rest and relaxation."

Dawson was awake today and feeling better. He's back off of the ventilator, and his head is actually shrinking now. The nurses say that it doesn't mean much at this point, but Amy begs to differ.

We showed up just as they were taking the long-pronged CPAP off of Mallory and putting her on the 'bubble' CPAP(shorter prongs), which is good. The shorter CPAP is only there for support if she needs it, as she is now breathing on her own. Tomorrow they will take that off and give her a nasal cannula. She's up to 13 ml's of milk every 3 hours, so we expect some meat on those bones in short order.

Amy is doing great. Mallory and Dawson couldn't ask for a better Mommy. Well, that's about the short of it.

Until next time,
Ryan & Co.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics. I think Mallory looks like Jake with all her apparatus gone - at least for today. I made that picture of Dawson my desktop background. It is so JEFF. But then, when Ryan was born, he looked just like JP.

Courtney said...

They are looking so cute! Dawson totally looks like whatever it is that Ryan and Jake have in common... Mallory's a little harder to pinpoint, but she's still cute! The tube in Dawson's head to get the antibiotics to him doesn't bring back any pleasant memories :) But Tawni looked like a conehead for a week of her life too, so he's in good company. The antibiotics will help him get stronger!

You guys are all doing great!