Monday, January 10, 2011

Eli Update: Jan 10, 2010

Most of you have Facebook, but not everyone does, this is me updating you on Eli if you do not (I'm looking at your Shane and Stacy Erb.)

Yesterday we were able to give him a bath. They bath Eli once a week but we had not been offered an opportunity to participate until yesterday. It was wonderful. He really liked having his hair washed and his scalp rubbed, but hey, who doesn't right?. The best NICU nurse in the world was there to walk us through each step. Her name is Rhonda.
Look at him. He is just so happy.

We were also able to measure him and he is now 15.5 inches long. He was 13 in long when we has born which means he is growing at approximately .5 inches a week.

He looks so relaxed there.

Don't mind me, I'm just super strong and stuff.
Looking right at his mama.

So, the long and the short of it is that he is doing very well. The doctor stopped by today and told us that he is doing "amazing." He took his entire feeding via bottle twice today and breastfeed at lunch better than any other time so far. They are going to remove his nasal cannula today, which means he would be breathing 100% on his own with no help. PLEASE pray that he does well and will not have to go back on it.


  1. aaron, ive been following baby eli-this is so exciting!

  2. He looks amazing! He's so precious. So excited for you guys!

  3. What a handsome fellow! Thanks for sharing with us!