Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grandpa & Grandma Visit

Noah had a visit from Grandpa David and Grandma Lea when he was about 9 weeks old. They brought lots of presents and were keen to help out. My favourite present that they brought with them was the one from Lea's sister. It was a beautiful "Noah's Ark" money box and it was engraved with Noah's name and birth date.

At this stage Noah would sleep a lot during the day or be pretty chilled during the day. But at night he had a pattern of crying for hours and hours. The only thing that would soothe him was when we put him in his bath. He would stop right away and relax. Then as soon as we took him out again he would start up again. His breathing was also getting a lot worse.


It was great having some spare sets of hands or arms more so. We would have to hold up Noah's syringe which was filled with milk and would slowly go down his tube. He was on thickened milk so sometimes it could take ages. Lots of tired arms :)  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa

Friday, January 7, 2011

Coming Home

When Noah was 7 weeks old he was able to come home. We knew it was going to be tough, as Noah pretty much needed 24 hr care. Also 2 nights before Noah was due to come home he started crying for the first time. At first we were happy to see this change... but we would very soon be wishing we hadn't. So with what felt like half the hospital in our car we said goodbye to KEMH. We had all sorts of different equipment (NG tubes, syringes, tape, PH indicator strips, kangaroo pump for overnight feeds, kangaroo sets for the pump, suction unit, thickening powder for his formula, medication......) we had a lot of stuff to get used to. It was very daunting bringing Noah home but it was also a relief knowing we wouldn't have to go into the hospital everyday.

When we got home we showed Noah around and introduced him to "Jack" our cat of 12 years. Jack gave him the head but of approval. It was really surreal bringing Noah home and having him in bassinet and nursery. This really was so different to how we imagined things would be. At this point Noah would sleep pretty much all day then he would wake and start to get uncomfortable with stiff arms and legs. He would cry for hours and hours, but only at night.