Just got back from the hospital. Henry is doing great! Nurse Lorraine says Henry has a bit of a temper (Jenny's side). Jenny was up at the hospital when they switched his IV and she said he was fussing a bit, but she was happy to be there comforting him and talking to him. He opened his eyes and looked her way as well. As you can see from the pics, he now has his cpap removed and is doing great without it. The nurse said he had a few bouts of apnea (briefly stops breathing) but was able to "revive" himself on his own. He isn't wearing his little cap anymore, and as you can see, he has a lot of blonde hair! I think all our kids will end up looking like Jenny! Although maybe he will grow out of it and will get some brown hair later. Tomorrow is the head ultrasound and if all goes well, we will be able to hold him for the first time! YEA! They will also weigh him tomorrow. The nurse says they like to be pretty much hands off for the first 7 days of life. Henry is now on his stomach and he likes to keep his arms underneath him to support himself.
I was incorrect in one of the previous posts. He actually gets fed every 3 hours. Tonight he will be getting 5 mL of breast milk! They are slowly increasing that I guess. Jenny is a pumping machine, and the nurse said to keep her milk at home now because they have plenty in the freezer at the NICU. My mom, Dave, and Gianna were able to come up and see Henry tonight. Well, Gianna actually can't see him because she is not 18. They really enjoyed touching his hair. I got to feel his spine, which was cool! Probably the smallest vertebrae I have ever had my hands on...hahaha! Tomorrow my dad, Frank, and Jenny's parents are coming up to see Henry. This will actually be the first time Jenny's parents have seen him. Jan (Jenny's mom) has been a little sick all week so she wasn't allowed in the NICU, and Bill (Jenny's dad) has been a little nervous, but I think he is doing better and is excited to finally see him.
In some of the pictures Henry really looks like Phoebe I think. Phoebe is in for a shocker when we bring him home! We are slowly trying to introduce her to him via pictures, videos, and talking about him to her. I think she is realizing that "baby Henry" is someone important by her reaction when we mention his name. Henry also perked up when I told him Notre Dame hired their new head football coach today! Most likely he will be making a recruiting visit to the NICU in the near future!!! Well I will definitely update you after the head ultrasound and post some pics of us holding him for the first time! Thanks again for all the prayers!