Friday, August 7, 2009

Back to boring (73 days)

Bryce is back to his regularly scheduled program of eating, sleeping and growing. He's just shy of 2 kg (4.4 pounds), and has been stable and healthy all week. As predicted, Christie and Bryce have started daily nursing dry runs. He definitely has the right idea, and even seems to be swallowing a drop or two, but he gets all tuckered out in a hurry. I'll wager that in a couple weeks, even the full-term babies will be jealous of Bryce's superior nursing skills.

The drama of the day is that Daddy woke up with a bit of a cough. Although Children's permits parents with minor respiratory ailments to visit provided they wear a mask, and I'm not entirely sure that it isn't just exhaustion, we know that a bug which provokes no more than a feeble cough in me could be life-threatening for Bryce. Thus, for the first day in Bryce's life, he'll be visited by only one of his parents; hopefully he won't hold it against me when he's reading this many years down the road. ;-)

So, I find myself waiting once again: for my immune system to kick into gear, for a positive follow-up eye exam on Sunday, and for our little mite to continue to build his might. With all the practice I've had over the past few months, you'd think I'd be better at by now. Print this post

1 comment:

  1. You couldn't possibly be any better at it than you are now. You are my hero and heroes need to rest,recover and regroup to know what is the next step. You will find your way and so will Bryce. I complain too much about everything. When I do "grow up" I want to be just like you.
    Love, Grandma