Monday, April 6, 2009

All In A Days Work

Jimmie gained another whole ounce! 3 pounds 8 ounces! The Doctor decided to cut back on the fortifier they've been adding to Rachael's milk. I hope this also cuts back on his tummy troubles. Rachael said he was just pretty gassy and grumpy acting this morning.

Keep praying oxygen prayers. His needs were up a bit higher today. He's been hanging out around 23% or 24% and this morning it was up to about 32%. Wrong direction little guy. We want you to go the other way with that.

Doctor Time! All in a days work for little Jimmie.

Here- just let me stretch and pass a lot of gas so you can't hear my lungs! (-:

So if you like to click on the picture to veiw them bigger you might notice in this picture Jimmie has a pretty big outie belly button. He does have an umbilical hernia which is very common with preemies. The hope is that'll it'll close up on it's own.

So Wednesday is Jimmie's 1st eye exam. (And his 2 month birthday!) We were told wrong a month ago that he was getting an eye exam. He never did. They usually wait until the baby is about 6 to 8 weeks old. Jimmie is expected to have Retinopathy Of Prematurity because almost all preemies like him do. About 70% don't require any intervention though. So hopefully he is either really really rare and doesn't have ROP. Or if he does- hopefully it won't be severe enough to require any intervention. So lets add his eyes to our prayer list.

He certainly seems like he can see his Momma and Daddy.

As always- thank you for praying!



  1. He is absolutely adorable!!! Those are great pics!!!

  2. I will definitely say a prayer for Jimmie's eyes.

    We did go through that with Sophia. She was Grade 3 and needed laser eye surgery. No big deal really...of course I say that now. At the time I was a mess. Her eyes are fine now. She does wear glasses but only because she inherited her mother's eye sight. haha.

    No ROP prayers being said right now!

    Oh and Sophia says Jimmie is sooo cute! :)

  3. I LOVE the pictures of him stretching!! He's so adorable! Those cheeks look like they're getting nice and squishy. I can't wait to sink my lips into them!

    We're praying for the hernia to resolve on its own. And we're praying for the eye exam to come back with perfect results!!

    The other day, Sofi was saying that she has 10 cousins. I told her no, she only has 9. She insisted that she has 10. I named the 9 and asked her who the 10th was. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Jimmie!" Of course! What was I thinking? =)

    Until we can kiss him ourselves, give him kisses from us and the kids!

    Adrian and Janelle

  4. Jimmie is so darn cute! I love the pictures! He really is growing quite a bit- go Jimmie go! We will say eye prayers as well : )Can't stop thinking about you guys!!
    Love, AV

  5. Jimmie is soooooo cute, I can't stand it!(: We'll pray for his eyes and start some oxygen prayers for the little guy! I adore those pics of him streching!
    -Mary Gates & Family

  6. Pure sweetness...more love (and prayers) from Canada!

  7. We love the photos! We continue to pray for Jimmie here in Los Angeles.