Peace - Asher

Back to Birth Weight

By Courtney Robertson | August 4, 2016

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

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…

After the Exams

By Courtney Robertson | July 28, 2016

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…

2 Days Home

By Courtney Robertson | July 27, 2016

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…

Home Free

By Courtney Robertson | July 25, 2016

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!

One More Night

By Courtney Robertson | July 24, 2016

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…

Rooming In the Hospitality Suite

By Courtney Robertson | July 23, 2016

We have had our room transferred again this time we are much closer to NICU but on a day to day basis. We could find out by 7pm each day if we get to stay the night or not. The room room is much nicer than most hotel rooms even. However, I can’t figure out…

Real Life in the NICU

By Courtney Robertson | July 23, 2016

Want a super real look at life as a NICU parent? 3am alarm went off. I fumble about on the nightstand to reach my phone to silence that awful ruckus. I had put the phone well within easy reach but I am not the most coordinated when waking from awful dreams. I start to yell…

So Close

By Courtney Robertson | July 22, 2016

10pm update: Asher gained half an ounce since yesterday! That is a great achievement for him when combined with no assistive heat. Doctors don’t care so much about a weight amount but an overall consistent increase. Daily update: We had a very encouraging report on doctor’s rounds today. Tonight Asher will likely get to start…

Are We There Yet?

By Courtney Robertson | July 21, 2016

Today’s goals: #1 get my pico vacuum bandage evaluated and likely removed by the OB that performed the c section. This will be my first time outside of the hospital in 2 weeks. It’s a short trip 5 min away but first outside air in weeks. It was more wet than expected for sure but…