I know lots of bloggers type things like pen.is or ultr.a.sound so that they're blogs aren't found so easily when searching for random terms, but I never bothered because I think it's funny that people are looking for po.rn and instead find my blog talking about spotting & transvaginal ultrasounds. But I guess I'll join the crowd.
In that vein- it's working. Apparently just pa.ge vie.ws count, cl.ic.ki.ng counts more. And I think buy.ing even more. So just reading every day is good.
I'd like to thank the lovely Mrs. Spit for sending me a care package. She's an amazingly talented knitter and sent a very cute hat and matching socks, but the funniest part of package was an actual Canadian Moose.
Lookie, Moosey has a band on his leg just like me!
Halp! Moosey try to eat me!
Yeah. I know. He's adorable and perfect.
Anyway, I guess my trip to visit the charge nurse last night paid off. We got moved to the new unit today. It's a brand new area. It was actually just opened when Robbie was 2 days old. Eventually all the rooms will be single family rooms but because it's being opened in phases, right now they have as many as 4 babies in each room. So it's a bit crowded, but still very nice.
This unit actually has a bathroom! And a waiting area! What will they think of next?
At one point, I was actually ALONE with Robbie. Well, okay, we had 3 other babies in the room with us, but I was the only adult. The nurse was just on the other side of a sliding glass door, but still. For just a moment, it was just Robbie and me. It was so peaceful. He's 9 weeks and 6 days old and it was our first moment that felt private. I didn't even realize how much I craved it until then.
We're in a room with some familiar people. Our old neighbor from the other side of the hospital. The one with the parents that are as pushy as me. And our neighbor from the previous room. Now if we could get Robbie's girlfriend in our room, it would be perfect.
The best part is that because one of those babies has a primary nurse whom I like, that means she's sort of our primary my default. We're on a team, so if she's his nurse, she's ours. And if we get a primary or two, it'll benefit them as well. Things are looking up.
Oh, and speaking of up- he did gain a whopping 6 grams tonight. Not a ton, but at least it was in the right direction. They added yet more fortifier to his milk today upping his calories again, so maybe he'll go up. They went down again on his air flow- 2 liters. They had put him back up to 3 liters for a bit tonight because he was desatting a bit, but she was going to turn him back down again after we were gone and he was settled.
I was able to get Robbie set up with the pediatrian. And I scheduled my DECIDA scan for my liver/gallbladder/whatever thingy. A week from Monday.
We're moving in the right direction.