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We’re all home!

We intended to make the announcement as soon as we got home, but there has just been too much baby lovin’ going on. We were discharged yesterday around lunchtime and have been holding Creighton ever since.

The girls are thrilled and I think they may be a little overprotective. Just try getting baby “Creighty” out of her arms:

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We’ll upload more pictures soon. Thanks for all of the support we received while we were in NICU.

Look Ma, no tubes!

The NICU people finally took Creighton off preemie protocol (duh) and are letting him feed on demand. No more feeding tube for our little man cub.

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If he does well with his next 6-8 feedings, he’ll come home (we’ve already had two successful ones)

Woo Hoo!

Video Update 4 – Hanging with my little guy in NICU .

I’m hanging out in NICU today. Katie is at home trying to get some rest so I decided to stay for the afternoon. He has to be off the feeding tube for at least 24 hours before he can leave. I tried feeding him a bottle at 11:30 and he did okay but he still needed the tube to finish up. I’m trying again at 2:00. We’ll see how it goes.

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Silver Lining of the Day

My child has been at the absolute bottom of the priority list today. It’s been a little frustrating for us because we had to wait for the doctor to get any “official” news. But, the thing is, if there were ever a place that you would want your child to be a low priority it would be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The baby that I think looks pitiful with a tiny tube in his mouth looks like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast compared to the vast majority of children on his hall. I am glad to let them have the doctor’s and nurse’s attention first.

Thank God for perspective.

Here’s the news:

Creighton is going to get to try and take a feeding by mouth tonight instead of by gavage (feeding tube). He has been chewing on his fist all day, but the nurse had to wait for the doctor’s orders to let me try and feed him. Our first attempt will be at 8 p.m., but even if he is still too congested to eat by mouth, he’ll still get all the milk I’ve been pumping all day. So that’s a very good thing.

Here’s the rub:

The earliest that Creighton is going to be going home will be tomorrow night. I, however, have got to be out of my room tonight. So we have to go home without him. Boo. Hopefully it will just be one night at home without him.

We’ll come back and hang with him tomorrow and try and get him all fixed up and ready to go.

Here’s a picture of Josh and Creighton in his NICU room. It’s just a tiny little tube.

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P.S. Sorry if you have tried to call me. My cell phone charger has disappeared and my battery died yesterday. But most of y’all know I’m terrible at returning phone calls anyway 🙂

Creighton Update

It’s been a rough day. Creighton’s nasal passages are swollen so badly that they took him down to NICU for the night. He has had a hard time eating today because he can’t breathe through his nose. We were pretty scared when they took him until we went down and saw him beside all of the other really sick babies and we remembered that he is in one of the best NICUs in the country. He is definitely in the right place. He is just being monitored for now and is breathing fine (albeit labored) on his own. They will release him when he is able to eat from bottle or nurse on his own. We appreciate everyone’s prayers for quick recovery and we’ll update everyone as soon as we hear something.

Here’s a sweet picture from this afternoon when Creighton was having some Mommy time. He’s a great cuddle.

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Taking visitors but…

we have had a lot of folks ask if they could come by and visit. Thank You! We totally appreciate everyone’s excitement but we aren’t sure how to fit everyone in here. 🙂

So, here are a few things to consider before stopping by.

1. We prefer no kids… mostly because of germs. If your kids are healthy and calm 😉 your probably fine. Our kids will be here between 2-4 so things could get hectic.

2. Call before you come. Katie is breast feeding and we want to keep this G-Rated.

3. If you work with us and want to come by, see if anyone else is planning on coming and group together. That will help .

4. If you want to come during the day cool…but night visits would be best.  Things will be chill by then.

Thanks for all your prayers and awesome comments.

Josh

Baby Day – Video Update 3

A quick little montage. Enjoy.

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Olivia Takes A Look

Cute! They are so excited.

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Another Pic

Here’s a still from some video that is soon to come. Look at my little guy. 🙂

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It’s A Boy

Creighton Allen Peters

Born : July, 30th 2008 at 3:22pm

7lbs 12ounces

21.5 Inches Long

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