Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy 3 years to us!

From 7 years of being friends:

To a question being "popped":

That lead to "Until death due us part":

That made us into a family:

Happy 3 years of marriage to us! Walker is the most perfect product of our love!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Days 90-94

Day 90: Thursday, January 26, 2012- Dr. Premkamur is covering for Dr. Rhee while he is on vacation. Who the hell takes vacation when they are on staff? Take it when you do research. Whatever. Besides our three year wedding anniversary, another reason why I'm so happy January is almost over, these doctors rotating out! I don't know their names and they need to work on professionalism. The end about them.

Walker was such a ham today. When he heard Dr. P's voice, he would smile. Dr. P's smile said it all; he loves Walker too! He is covering for one more day and if anything goes wrong, please let it be when he is on. Such a fabulous neonatologist!

Nurse Courtney is back today and we are excited that she will be on most of the month of February! Nurse Esther comes tonight and then is off for a whole MONTH! What will I do? I'm freaking out! Then when she comes back, Nurse Courtney leaves for a couple of days.

So it wasn't Nurse Esther last night, it was Nurse Dawn! We love her too! She is always SO upbeat and happy! She's gentle with Walker and we love that.

Walker weighed in at 2,150 grams. That's 4 pounds 12 ounces!
"I can see you Mommy"

"Don't move, I'm sleeping"

Eat Em' Up Kats!
Walker got a mobile! He likes staring at himself in the mirror. He starts smiling!

Can't sleep without Lambie.

Day 91: Friday, January 27, 2012- Happy 13 week birthday, Walker! 38 weeks GA.

"Don't take my Daddy or blankie away. I'm holding on for dear life!"

Since Walker is 2 kilos he got his three immunizations today. Poor baby. He just wanted to be held and snuggled close. He was crying when Nurse Courtney was changing his diaper.

Walker's next surgery is scheduled for February 15th. I'm getting nervous. I know what to expect and know what he'll look like. I grabbed R's hands and said, "This begins the next step to bringing our baby home". It's exciting, nerve racking and really making us get our butts in gear. Don't get too excited. He'll need a good while to recover and also to feed. Once we get there, though, we are over the hump and will hopefully be on our path to coming home.

Relaxing with Daddy

Daddy bought me this newborn outfit and thought it wouldn't be very much longer until I could fit into it. Then he laid it on me and you can't even see my legs.

After shots. "Please Nurse Courtney, don't hurt me anymore". Just kidding!

Mommy had to get a TCH shirt because she dropped eyeliner and smudged it on her white shirt. Hers is so smarties!

"Please Daddy, I don't want pictures right now"- He's crying here.

"Daddy is being so mean with the flash on"

Walker is weighing in at 2,160 grams. That is 4 pounds 12 ounces!

Day 92: Saturday, January 28, 2012- Happy 3 month birthday, Walker! You are getting so big, so fast! You are a very strong little boy and you have so many people who love and care about you. I can't wait until you are home and everyone can love on you. I'll share, a little. You've overcome so much in just 3 short months.

Clearly Walker wasn't into to taking his 3 month photos.

Walker is weighing in at 2,190 grams. 4 pounds 13 ounces.

Day 93: Sunday, January 29, 2012- Walker got some lovey dovey, snuggly time with Daddy. Since R works during the week and I get to be with Walker the majority of the week, I let R take the reigns on the weekend. It's hard. Momma likes her snuggly time.

Walker is weighing in at 2,160 grams. We're going up and down!

Day 94: Monday, January 30, 2012- Today they tried taking the nasal cannula off again. It was a trial. Walker wasn't too happy about it so he's back on 25 cc. That's a very low rate. We're happy he's back on. We want him as comfortable as he can be until his surgery in two weeks. Whatever he wants, Walker gets!

"Do I have something on my bum?"

Beary cute bootie, Walkie!

Turkey call, GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Walker is weighing in at 2,195 grams. 4 pounds 13 ounces.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Days 85-89

Day 85: Saturday, January 21, 2012- Walker is weighing in at 2,075 grams. He's up to 4 pounds 9 ounces! Big ol' Boy!

R and some clowns at McDonald's in the hospital

Walker with his big, red nose!

Wearing my beanie from Aunt Jessie and Uncle Lou

"I am SO tired"

"Um, where's my Lambie?"

"Have you seen my Lambie?"

"Where could he be?"

"Mommy, quit taking pictures and find my Lambie!"

"Daddy, do you know where he is?"

"I'm getting so tired"

"There he is!"

"Don't even think about taking him from me!"

"I'm watching those hands of yours"

"I like this blanket. I can put my toes in it!"

"Back it up, Mommy"

"C'mere Mommy. I want to put my hand in your mouth"

Kangaroo time


Day 86: Sunday, January 22, 2012- Since we are just watching Walker grow, there aren't a lot of updates, mostly pictures.

This adorable monkey outfit is from M from The Bump! We LOVE it!
LOOK at that cute face!

He looks like a monkey pirate! 

Walker is weighing in at 2,130 grams. That's 4 pounds 11 ounces! WOW!! Big Boy!

Day 87: Monday, January 23, 2012- WALKER'S IN A CRIB! SO exciting! I knew last night that they had put him in one but didn't tell anyone until I could get a picture of it for documentation!

Big bed, little baby!

"I think I know what's under there"

"I can smell it"

"That's where my milk is, let me in!"

"Ah, forget it! I'm pooped"

It is so, very hard to keep up with the housework, grocery shopping and personal time. We are always in between somewhere. It gets tiring to eat out all the time. Plus, it makes us feel sluggish and gross. Tonight we went grocery shopping after visiting Walker and on empty, hungry stomachs. This is our cart.
Not our brightest idea. It's all junk. And then it was so late that we didn't feel like making breakfast for dinner like we had planned.

Walker is weighing in at 2,130 grams which is still 4 pounds 11 ounces.

Day 88: Tuesday, January 24, 2012-  We stayed home tonight. Walker is still weighing in at 2,130 grams, still 4 pounds 11 ounces. He was put on 25 cc of oxygen and has been on it for 12 hours and he is doing very well.

Day 89: Wednesday, January 25, 2012- Walker looked so cute tonight. A Bumpie (A) forwarded my address to someone who had some preemie clothes they were looking to send to another preemie mom. She sent me tons of cute girl clothes that I fully intend to donate to the NICU but there were two for Walker. We put him in the dino sleeper and that little booger was tight for him!

Hey, gimme my covers back Mom.

I'm a big boy!

Snug as a bug in a rug!
Tonight is bath night! Walker's fave!

Tonight, Walker is weighing in at: 2,112 grams, so he lost a little bit of weight.