04 March 2012 10:18
remember if I updated everyone lately. I have been keeping myself
very busy trying to get content into my blog the last few days
while trying not to think about when we will be allowed to leave.
After being told we were out the door then not going home, we seem
to have a much more solid base to stand on now.
The doctor at
the NICU that is (...)
04 March 2012 08:47
It was a
trying weekend as our levels of tiredness reached all time highs.
There were massive protests in downtown Athens and widespread
transit strikes that made traveling back and forth to IASO
exhausting. Greece is being pulled by outside forces that are
trying to force it to get its act together. Internally this ends up
the same way each time. Protests that become riots that become looting (...)
02 March 2012 18:43
This morning I will catch up with some of the Life in the NICU
stories that ran across four days. We were jumping through hoops
thinking we were going home the next day. Then we weren't. Then we
were. So my updates were spotty at best. There were some very good
milestones during this time that were missed even by my NICU nurse
sister. At the time the forest started overwhelming the trees.
Enjoy. There are only two more (...)
01 March 2012 09:07
Okay, I got
to have my first real freaky, "Yeah we really do have a preemie,"
moment yesterday evening. Eri has been very great about letting me
share the feeding time. Once a day I get to sit and take James to
feed him his bottle. Its great. Oh yeah. During my first attempt I
told him a story and managed to get him to drink 40ml. Oh yeah, I'm
awesome at this.
29 February 2012 10:20
After a few
days of living at the hospital and a near perfect commute to said
hospital this morning a finally find a moment to sit catch up with
Did you miss
Fine, no news
28 February 2012 09:22
announcement was from one of my multi-mail days. Sometimes I just
couldn't contain my excitement and would actually fight with the
wireless network of the hospital to allow me to send an email. It
also is one of the last five of the "News from the NICU" series of
posts. I may just have to sit down and write a nice timeline page
up to string them all together in an easy to digest package. So as
the wind blows (...)
27 February 2012 20:11
closer to my home...
Each day I
think this. Each day I hope this. Each day I dream this.
a nice day. It was cold and windy. There was snow in the
air. The buses
27 February 2012 08:14
Okay, it has
not technically been "a month" yet, merely 4 weeks. But for our
little boy (and his cousin Violet *waves* hi cuz) it is a whole
life. Starting out
with a bang and traveling along many milestones to get to this one
with so many more to come.
When a month
is all (...)
26 February 2012 09:28
and καλημέρα, welcome to the Sunday Morning Edition of "whatzup
(what is up?) with James". I'll be your host this morning if I
don't freeze into a solid block of ice while typing this. If needed
I'll keep buffering videos so the fan on my laptop runs and I can
warm my fingers.
(seems the coffee kicked in...)
25 February 2012 08:05
start today? I don't think sent out a mail yesterday as I was sort
of, ummm, out of it. It was a long day and James had a few issues.
Nothing major but I think his belly was rebelling against the quick
increase in milk after almost doubling over two days what he was
normally fed. They had a stretch where he was being bumped up in
5ml increments every 12 hours, moved to feeding every 3 hours
instead of 2, and overall (...)