Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 29

Today was a wonderful day!  Walker was four weeks old today, we can't get over how fast time is flying.It is hard to believe that exactly 4 weeks ago our whole world got turned upside down in the most fantastic way possible.  We have been able to see this little guy touch so many lives and do so much in such a short time.  He is truly a miracle and we thank God every day for choosing us to be his parents!

Although Walker normally doesn't like Fridays, he decided since he was four weeks old that he would change that for today!  This morning Walker and the nurses had a big surprise for Mommy.....Walker was on the cannula!  For the first time in weeks Mommy was able to see her lil boy's whole head and face and man is he adorable!  The photographer from Capturing Hopes, Deneen, was there to get pictures of Mommy's reaction to seeing Walker on the cannula for the first time and we can't wait to see those pictures!  It is amazing to see how far Walker has come in just 4 weeks and we are praying he will continue to grow and do well.

He did great with the cannula all day, he was on 2 liters with a concentration of about 25-27% throughout the day.  He continued to have a couple of episodes around the time that they start his feedings because of the reflux, but he is able to self recover.  He was doing so well on the cannula Mommy even got to kangaroo for an hour while Walker was eating his lunch!  It was so great to get to feel his soft head on my skin again, and he did well with his kangaroo time.  The nurse was even able to put a cute little stocking cap on his head, and said that hopefully in a couple of days we can start dressing him.  It is truly amazing how much we have to look forward to, and get excited about, even the smallest things like getting to put a cute outfit on him for the first time!  It's hard to believe he is four weeks old and he hasn't had the first stitch of clothing on yet!

Daddy came straight from work this afternoon to see his lil man, and he was so proud to see him doing great on his cannula!  Walker had a great Friday and we are hoping for many more days just like today.  Please pray that he is able to continue to be strong and do well on his cannula!

Hanging out like a big boy!
Kangaroo time with a hat that's too big!

Look at those eyes!
Proud Daddy!


  1. How fantastic the pics are! How much bribery will it take to put me high on the babysitters list?