Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We have a 5 pounder!

My favorite aunt status might be dropping a bit because I haven't been updating the blog as often as I should.....


But, I do apologize for the lack of updates. Cooper is still doing great, and being the trooper that we have all grown to know and love.
He has made it to 5 pounds!!! Today's weight was 5 pounds 4.3 ounces!!!
He takes several bottles a day and does good with them. He is currently taking 46 ML's at each feeding! {no wonder he is packing on the ounces!}
He has attempted nursing a few times and is getting the hang of it. He needs a bit more work at THAT, but he is getting to be a pro at the bottles.
He did get to be held by his grandma, and of course he loved it!
oh, and I got to help him to his bed... I may have taken a few extra minutes to get him there...
Here are a few pictures for your pleasure!


Cooper's friend, M still needs our prayers. {and her parents}. She is having trouble getting her breathing down and last I heard they were going to
check to see if there was something blocking her airway. They have been giving her milk, and she did have her first dirty diaper!!! Just pray that she can get that breathing under control.
She also has a little infection, and that doesn't help either.
Since you are in the NICU so often, you get to know the folks around you and become close to them. I barely know M and her parents, but I just love that little baby girl and I want her to get better quick!
Pray that Cooper can get his feeding down! This is one thing that he has to do before going home. He has to be feeding exclusively from a bottle - and doing it like a champ.Pray he gets it, and that he can also start to get
the hang of nursing.
School is about to start for Karen, and she needs prayers for that. Strength for her as she returns to work, and won't be able to see Coop as often.
Continued prayers for both K&J for strength, patience and love.


  1. Way to go Cooper, your getting to be a big boy.. Prayers still going up for you big boy <3

  2. WooHoo!! 5 pounds plus! He is adorable and such a good fighter. My prayers are for Karen as she returns to work and divides her time and energy. Glenda