Our little Sidney is now 5lbs 7oz. We were told today that he'll probably be coming home next week, hopefully early in the week. He'll be coming home on oxygen, so they are ordering us all the necessary equipment. I'm feeling some anxiety about having him on oxygen at home, but he's ready to come home. He wants to be with us so badly. He holds his arms out when he sees us...wanting to be picked up and held. I want to be able to do that all the time and anytime. I think he's going to outgrow needing the nasal canulla quickly. It seems the bigger he gets, the less and less supplemental oxygen he needs. He hasn't had any brady and/or apnea episodes for a while, thankfully. Last time was a week or two ago when he had to get a blood transfusion. He's really improved since then.
Mommy goes on Maternity Leave starting next Wednesday. My plan is to stay at the NICU as much as possible, even spend the night there.
My fantastic friends here in Florida are throwing me my first baby shower on Sunday for all our friends at work. I'm really excited about it. Can't wait...it's a surprise, so that makes it even better! I'll post some pics of the shower some time on Sunday evening or Monday morning for those of you that live out of state.
A cute pic of our little buddy from tonight's visit...