(Gettin' bigger. He's outgrown his preemie things and is now in 0-3. What a big boy!!!)
(Colby says "You're going to put that Triple Paste stuff where?!)
(On daddy's chest after a bottle.)
(Out cold at about 2am the other morning.)
Thank all of you for your comments and e-mails. It does help. : )
I'm feeling a little better now. It was just the shock of the news I guess that bothered me most. I've had time to digest it a bit. We're now waiting to hear from the hospital to see when exactly Colby will go back in.
We have an appointment this afternoon with the pulmonologist. We've been told that Colby has issues with his lungs as a result of being born so soon. It's called BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia). Here's a link about it.
However, when we don't know exactly how extensive his condition is. So this afternoon we're hoping to get some kind if idea from the specialist.
Tracey pretty much hit a wall yesterday. She's been pushing hard to take care of Colby and thus allow me to take care of my business. But you can only go so long until things catch up to you. She took naps in the afternoon and then went to bed at around 9. I stayed out on the couch with Colby to allow her some uninterrupted sleep. My day today is relatively slow. Just an office meeting in the morning, then wrap up some paperwork and finally our doctors appt this afternoon.
Well, it's taken me over an hour and 1/2 to get this posting done. Colby has been a little fussy. His belly is hurting him as he'll fuss and cry, then there will be a nasty eruption in his diaper followed by an indescribable odor. I gave him a bottle about 1/2 an hour ago and now he's in his swing...out cold.
Thank you for the suggestions for his diaper rash. We heard from many people that the Triple Paste is the best so I picked some of that up. I know it's the whole first time father thing, but I had to think as I smeared thick paste all over my son's butt and butt cheeks that this was just a very weird experience. Ahh, yes, all the parenting introduces you to!
My mom came over yesterday to see Colby and hang with us for a bit. I love it when my family comes over. I do wish we lived closer to my home town. We're currently about 1 hr 20 minutes or so away. It's certainly drive-able, but it's still a little far to just blast over to have dinner with them or something. I was away after college, first out of the country, then up at UCONN where I met Tracey. We've lived on the other side of CT ever since. Maybe once
Evan is out of High School, we can look for something a little closer. Most of my client base is in North Eastern CT, so we'll need to balance that. Tracey's family is also over this way. What about Colby's fans? Do you live close to family? Do you wish you did? Or maybe you have a "Everything Loves Raymond" thing happening and wish you were a little farther away. haha