Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Excited over poo!!!

Hi all,

Just a quick update on the marvels of beautiful baby James...

I don't really know where to start, so much has developed in 2 days. Yesterday when we went to help with James' first nappy he had done a poo. To most new mums and dads that's a reason to wince, however for us it shows so much progression. It means James' bowels are now working and it meant mummy & daddy could do a real parenting job. It's crazy how excited you can get over poo!!

Next, James was taken off morphene & swapped to paracetamol. He keeps sneezing & hiccuping now. So sweet!

When it came to afternoon cares, they decided to weigh little boy. Because they were moving all the wires anyway, they decided I could have a cuddle. This was certainly a moving experience. Baby James curled his little body & legs into me and settled into the most relaxed sleep I've seen him have. He certainly knew he was in my arms & we both loved every second of it.

Finally the biggest progress... On arrival to the unit this morning we were notified of James' extubation. This means he has been taken off the ventilator and placed onto a Cpap machine, one step closer to breathing on his own...clever boy! Mike & I couldn't believe how fast he's progressing.....a real little miricle.

We're hoping to start him on a little bit of milk tomorrow so we'll let you know how that goes.

Lots of love & thank you for your love, prayers & support....keep them coming.

Mummy Beth xxx


Maxton's Mommy said...

That is such awesome news guys!!! I am SOOO excited for you all. James is such a strong little boy!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe the huge leaps of progress he's making! Little James is certainly a complete superstar, but then just look at his mum and dad! Hoping cuddles come more and more frequently now. Keep up the good work James!

Love to you all as always Suexxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful and exciting news! James is such a fighter and inspires all who read his story.

We are keeping your family in our prayers daily and are here if you need anything.

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

It's great to hear how much progress James is doing and it's wonderful that mummy got a cuddle. Well done little one. We're keeping our fingers crossed that your little star will continue to make good progress.

Craftysis7 said...

So glad to hear your sweet James is doing well!! May God Bless you all and I will continue praying for complete healing!! God is Good!!

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