I can't believe Jack is almost 2 weeks old. It's funny how we suddenly can't remember the world without him. He continues to do really well and they told us to plan on moving to the recovery floor today, so I'm packing my bags for an overnight stay. Of ourse I'm nervous but very excited to be able to do the mom thing for real.
They finally weighed him again yesterday now that all his drains and tubes are gone and he's 7 lbs 4 oz, so he's getting bigger. He's also getting full feeds now plus a caloric supplement. Heart babies often have a hard time eating and growing so calories are a big deal. I don't know yet what time his swallow study is scheduled for today, but Jack is crying and coughing which are both good signs that no damage was done during the surgery so hopefully he won't have any problems taking a bottle.
The best part of yesterday was that Hardy actually helped me change Jack's poopy diaper. I wish I had a video of it. You would have thought Hardy was going to die, and the nurse agreed with me that Jack's dramatic side definitely comes from his father, but even after I told him I could handle it myself he stuck with it and we got the kid all cleaned up and feeling good. I will give Hardy credit that he is now very proficient with changing the wet diapers, it's just the smelly ones he thinks are going to kill him. What a cute dad :)