Friday, September 21, 2012

Titus Jacob 9/17/2012 @ 11:56am

Titus Jacob was born on Monday, the 17th at 11:56 am.

Titus Jacob 018He weighed 4 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. He was born at 34 weeks 6 days, so after spending moments with mom, he was taken to the NICU. Titus Jacob 013

He remains in the NICU now. Titus Jacob 003Though he is healthy (praise God), he is unable to suck and feed himself enough to maintain a healthy weight or lifestlye. He is currently on a feeding tube, but we are working on transitioning him to the bottle or breast, slowly as he develops the skills necessary. Titus Jacob 008It all sounds very technical (now that I’m typing it) but in reality, Titus is healthy and a VERY content and happy baby, we are just waiting for him to be able to develop enough to be able feed (suck for) himself to come home.   

Titus Jacob 048 (9/19/2012)Titus Jacob 039 

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Titus Jacob 060 (9/20/2012)

Titus Jacob 078 (9/20/2012)

Mom is doing, okay. I had some pretty serious health issues in the latter days of the pregnancy and post-delivery in the hospital requiring lots of IVs, lab work and in the end a blood transfusion. I was discharged yesterday, which is great, but that now means we have 25-30 minute drive to see Titus and get home. With the older three at home we are trying to see Titus twice a day and spend some time during the middle of the day with the older three. Titus Jacob 061

We are extremely blessed by the family and friends in our life that have stepped up to help us out in this time! Childcare and meals are a few things that other than managing and putting together we haven’t really had to think about. Titus Jacob 079

At this point we have no idea when Titus will be able to come home, we’ve heard anything from a week to two weeks. I’m trying not to hope for sooner, but honestly, I’m really praying for sooner.

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2 comments:

A said...

Congratulations!

Ashley Skye said...

Love the pictures!! Thank you for sharing

Such a "big" boy. I remember moments after he was born thinking how BIG he was. Now I look at him and see the handsome tiny thing he is.