Do you know what today is? It’s our Anniversary!! Man, with the year we’ve had, it feels like it’s been so much longer. I’ve heard so many times that the first year is the hardest and well I whole-heartedly agree. Then, add on the struggles of having a preemie and post-partum, whew! I think Leonard and I got through it pretty well and became stronger as a
couple family. Cheers to making more memories throughout the years.
Speaking of time, lil man is 7 months!! Like seriously yall, it brings me to tears just thinking about it. Mainly because he’s still not home yet. He’s constantly progressing and I am so happy about that. When he got to hopital #3 back in mid-Feburary he was on 20 liters of high flow oxygen. As of today, he’s on 3!! He’s determined to get better and the doctor’s are following his lead. He’s no longer on morphine or valium; he’s still getting his breathing treatments but other than that, he’s not on any meds. He’s been a little agitated in the last week and I think it’s because his body is getting used to finally not being on any meds. There are times where the doctors have gone back up on his oxygen due to him working a little hard on breathing, but he’s always gone back down within a day. He still has physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, you name it. Pretty soon we will be able to try bottle and breast feeding. He’s already been showing cues so I’m hoping that we are successful.
Leonard and I are just getting more and more anxious as time goes by. I still have so much more to do at home to get ready for him but at the same time, I don’t want to jinx myself. As long as Xavier keeps pushing, we’ll be patient.