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Blowing Kisses

By Courtney Robertson / August 10, 2016 /
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Is he blowing kisses? He is very content and eating a lot. I am still waiting to hear from insurance if they will approve my wound vac tomorrow. If they decline I have no clue what they will do with me. Meanwhile I have gauze packed in to the 1/2 open incision. This is due…

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Not What I Expected

By Courtney Robertson / August 9, 2016 /
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Today’s wound care appointment didn’t go how I expected. In order to heal, the doc had to open my incision about 1/3 of the way and let it open with packing. I have swelling fluid that won’t release. The swelling is what caused my high blood pressure really throughout pregnancy and most of it has…

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Happy

By Courtney Robertson / August 8, 2016 /
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So much happiness here. Asher is demanding more food more often. I can see him filling out on his arms and cheeks. While we both are finally recovering well, it is important that we stay on track. For preemies, every ounce gained is a major victory. And my wound is finally slowing down and clotting.…

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How My Days Go Lately

By Courtney Robertson / August 7, 2016 /
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Peace - Asher

Back to Birth Weight

By Courtney Robertson / August 4, 2016 /
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Yesterday’s weigh in has Asher just shy of his birth weight and 3 weeks old. 2 ounces to go! He is doing well in all other areas. We’ve graduated from setting an alarm for feedings to letting him tell me he’s hungry. This is a huge relief. I am finally resuming work (from home –…

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Going for Wound Care

By Courtney Robertson / August 2, 2016 /
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Asher is doing well mostly. He’s been out of sorts for a few feedings, not getting to sleep between them. That makes him (and us) super drowsy at the next feeding. My doctor is referring me on to a wound care specialist as my incision is still weepy 3 weeks since delivery. Sadly, the specialist…

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After the Exams

By Courtney Robertson / July 28, 2016 /
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It’s been a long morning but with good news. Asher’s bilirubin levels are in a normal range, his pediatrician was happy with his weight gain of 1.5 ounces (now at 4lbs 7oz), and the lactation consultant had some great tips and help getting Asher to stay awake better through feedings. It was a whole lot…

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2 Days Home

By Courtney Robertson / July 27, 2016 /
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2 days of being home. It’s so much easier to get some sleep here. And contrary to most ideas about post c sections, I actually find myself able to rest more here. Maneuvering around in a hospital and racing back and forth to NICU is no small thing. I am grateful for the family and…

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Home Free

By Courtney Robertson / July 25, 2016 /
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The last hour has felt like an eternity. We sit waiting for our last round of meetings with the doctor. Afterward Matt will load the car while I diaper and feed before our 90 minute trip HOME. I want out!

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One More Night

By Courtney Robertson / July 24, 2016 /
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Asher did so well today. He gained a ounce (that’s a huge deal) and kept his body heat. He was groggy after his circumcision, but wasn’t fussy at all. He woke up and was super hungry too. We are in track for discharge and making time to say our thank you’s and goodbyes to our…

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