Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jimmie Poutin

Yesterday the home health nurse came out and looked Jimmie over and weighed him. Her assessment went great and he weighs 5 lbs 6 ozs!!! Go Jimmie go!! (-: This is very encouraging to Rachael because she knows all of her efforts in feeding are making a difference. Jimmie will be turning into a chunky monkey, soon- I think. (-:

Rachael is also going to try to get the Neonatologist to take him off the brady and apnea monitor and just leave him on the sat monitor at night. Jimmie has not had one spell since he's been home and he was very rarely having them in the NICU. It would be so nice to have him attached to only oxygen.

Rachael said it has been so nice to be home, sleeping in their own bed and cooking in their own kitchen. Justin has taken the week off from the fire station and has just been doing some outdoor projects at home. Rachael said everything is going really well. Jimmie sleeps fairly well at night and so do they. She gets up a few times a night to feed him, but she's not too tired, so that's wonderful! They have had some issues with leads coming loose and monitors false alarming which is jarring and annoying, but at least it's a false alarm and Jimmie is doing awesome!

Rachael took this picture with her cell phone and texted it to me today. She called it, "Jimmie Poutin". Work that bottom lip Jimmie!

I'll see some of you tomorrow at the baby shower!


P.S. Tomorrow at some point I will post a new montage I made in honor of Jimmie coming home. You guys will love it!


  1. I love that lip!!!! Can't wait to see the new video...sounds like he's doing great and that's awesome news.

  2. Oh, I LOVE that poutin' picture! That is priceless! I'm so glad that he's doing so well. WOO HOO!!! We'll keep on praying for you all. We love you so much!

    I can't wait to see everybody tomorrow!

  3. Love the pictures!!! Can't wait to see more! We love you all, and are praying. So glad Jimmie's doing well!
    -Mary Gates & Family

  4. my gosh, Jimmie could hit 7 lbs by his due date!