The Ice Storm Goes On
It sounds like the whole Midwest has the same problem: ICE!
St. Louisans are completely obsessed with the weather today. Everything is shut down and people are working from home, or in Stu’s case, the hospital. Children’s Hospital has provided hotel rooms, cots, and many different sleeping arrangements for the nurses and doctors because many can not get home, and others came to work a day early in anticipation of the storm. Apparently we are expecting 24″ of snow (or something insane like that). But no matter what, we’ll be getting to the hospital tomorrow — walking if necessary!
The storm aside, it was a stressful morning at the NICU because of another little baby’s health decline. It’s awful to watch the situation unfold around us. And the other babies are affected by the stress. Ethan was pretty worn out today from the noise and action. Stu and I even had to leave the NICU for a couple hours while a surgery was performed at the bedside. We hope this baby will be better very soon!
Otherwise things are very good. Ethan had a hearing test today and passed with flying colors. The audiologist actually said he has the hearing and brain waves of a full term baby! The hearing test was amazing…in a nutshell they play a series of clicks in the baby’s ears to test how the brain reacts to the noise. Incredible.
Weight Today: 5 pounds 13.5 ounces
We’re hoping for a more quiet day tomorrow so Ethan can concentrate on eating and sleeping…and growing!
Getting So Big!
We think the following photos are funny…they show how much Ethan has grown out of his preemie jammies! On the left, his sleeves are rolled up and he’s just swimming in the pjs. On the right, we can’t even really put them on him, because they are no where near long enough.