Monday, August 31, 2009

A Nana visit with Lucas ....

Isn't he just gorgeous

See how tiny he is, I'm rubbing his leg ....

holding hands with nana ...

I had a lovely visit with Lucas yesterday. My goodness he's growing. I can see the difference from last week. He's starting to full out and he's getting a bit of tummy and he's just looking so gorgeous.

Everyday he seems to be getting a little bit stronger. He's starting to put on weight slowly but steadily. He's having more time breathing on his own. Six hours by himself and then two back in the incubator. Although yesterday he had to go back in a bit sooner as his heart rate went up a bit fast. He calmed down once he was back in though. I reckon he was just too excited because he knew Nana was coming for a visit.

He's 32 weeks now. Weight 1.115 kg. He's just so perfectly formed and adorable, he's just so tiny.

When his Daddy was a baby (5 weeks old) he ended up in hospital too. He had a viral infection and was put on a drip for fluids. His Aunty Sue bought him Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse slept with Nick and was dragged around the house for most of his childhood. Unfortunately so was Donald Duck as Matthew wouldn't part with him either. I still remember the time I washed Mickey and Donald and hung them on the line. Matthew screamed at the top of his lungs, and he was loud I tell you, that I had no choice than let him walk around with a soggy Donald for awhile until I could sneak him away again.

So when I saw Mickey Mouse in the shop I knew I had to get him. Oh, and Winnie the Pooh too. But it is Mickey Mouse that now sleeps with Lucas. So what that he' a tad bigger than Lucas. It won't be for long.

Anyhow Janelle's going to forward me some more photos which I'll put on here.

So for now I'll say Ciao ....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our wee man ...

He's so adorable with his little beaney. Everything is continuing to go well. Janelle is spending a lot of time with him and she says he's responding to her voice and settles well when she strokes him. Nick came home last night to sort a few things out as they'll be up there for a few weeks yet. He's going back tomorrow. Lucas will be having a scan on Thursday so I'll update more when I find out.

I can't wait for the day when I get to hold him.

Welcome to our world ....

Lucas Adrian John Baine

Born 11.50pm,
Saturday 8th August 2009
at Starship Hospital

Weight 1 kg
28 weeks

Mum and Baby doing well.

Hey guys. I'm a Nana, can you believe it. It's amazing. I have to admit it's still sinking in. Everything just happened so fast. Thought we still had another 3 months to go.

Thursday Janelle ended up in Waikato Hospital on Thursday with preeclampsya. Then on Friday they made a decision to induce her so they put her on steroids and transferred her to Starship which was where our little man was born.

It's scary but thanks to the steroids he is breathing on his own. He is naturally in an incubator but the doctors say he is doing well and is fine. He's got a long stay in hospital ahead of him but he's going to be just fine. I know he will.

Anyway just thought I'd pop in and share the news with you. Lots to tell but will just leave there it there for the moment.

Ciao for now

Nana Lee