Sunday, November 29, 2009

9th Floor

Free of medication lines, nasal cannulas, feeding tubes, and central lines, Mr. Kimble is ready to progress to the Cardiac step-down unit! It is nice to see his face again, free of stickers, tape, and tubes.
We packed up our stuff and headed to the nearest EXIT! We went up to the 9th floor and settled into our new lodging, in room 9-1. Kimble graduated to a crib, a room with four walls and a door, as well as a connected bathroom with a shower in it! What luxury!


The Husband was in charge of bringing up the rest of our stuff. Here he is, enjoying a nice stroll down the hallway, with my bag and the ever present breast pump.

Since we were kicked out of the Cardiac ICU, my milk storage needed to go as well. The nurses were all impressed with my milk supply, and often teased me about charging me rent, for taking up all the space in the milk freezer. These two bags of milk were what was left over after bottle feeding Kimble my breastmilk, as well as breastfeeding him. Yes. I make milk quite well.

Before The Husband left to go back home and be with the kiddos, he deposited some love on his baby. So sweet.
He also left us with some flowers to decorate our new accommodations with. Just lovely. Tulips are my favorite.
Here's to the next few days, and hopefully the last few days, of being in the hospital...for this time around anyway. This will more than likely be repeated in about 3-5 months, when Kimble has his next surgery. For now, we are happy with his quick progress.

26 comments:

kdaygirl said...

Holy Smokes thats alot of breastmilk... Well at least Kimble has his 3 month supply ready!

Yea for showers and the step-down unit and for coming home soon!

We love you Kimble!

runningfan said...

I'm thrilled for you!

Colleen said...

So very very very wonderful! I can't wait to have you and little Kimble back here, where you belong! I am at the tail end of a little travelling cold right now, but as soon as it clears up well and good, even if you are still up there, I am coming to see you!

Adri said...

So grateful for all the good news! Tulips are my favorite, too.

I'm working hard to get over this nasty cold so I can see you and Kimble soon...maybe even down here in the Springs!

courtney said...

He is such an adorable baby! It is nice to see Kimble without all the tubes and wires!

I'm excited that you get your own shower and stuff now and that you will soon get to go home!

Is the pig the hospital mascot?

Ryan said...

We just got back to a computer and we had to get right on and see this little bruiser! So glad to hear that he's doing so well! We hope it all continues so well and that it will keep looking like you are going home soon. XO, (This is Nicki) well, Ryan and Nicki

Sara said...

Shaina, this is amazing progress - I am so happy for you guys! I didn't expect you guys to be moving out of the NICU so soon! WOW...I guess that all of these prayers really have been working :) Kimble looks great. And what a luxury to have a shower that you don't have to switch floors to get to!

Erica Hettwer said...

He is such a cutie! Congrats on the move! Way to go, Kimble! :D

Me and My Girls said...

He looks so much like Kolby to me. I am so glad he is moving up!!! He is so cute and I agree with corks that it is so nice to see him without all of the wires and tubes. I am a firm believer of prayer, he is such a trooper. Cant wait to hear about yours and him homecoming. xoxo

Burns Family said...

Hurray!! Don't you love the big cribs!! Kimble looks awesome. Pink is a wonderful color on our babies!! You look pretty great yourself...I can see your excitement at his progress.

Jen said...

Kimble looks awesome in his new digs. I am so happy for you. I remember spending Max's first month attached to a breast pump and having my freezer overflow. Its a nice feeling to know your body does what it needs to do.

Elise said...

Yay for the 9th floor!!! So awesome that you may be leaving the hospital soon. Now before you get home, Heath needs to get you a chest freezer for the garage to hold all that breastmilk. You super producer you!!

Queen of Chaos said...

Good job milk maid! hahaha
I make lots of milk too. It's a good feeling.

So glad to read that you get to move and get your own shower.

Kimble looks different without all his tubes! He looks like a BABY now. :) Cheers to the great progress.

Dona de Casa Desesperada said...

I had tears in my eyes while seeing all the progress!!! I´m very very happy for you!!! He is looks really good without all the tubes and stuff.

Luv
Jurema

Jed and Kera said...

I'm so impressed with all that milk! After being told Dalton was "failing to thrive" and lots of visits with the breast pump and lactation specialist, I was told I just don't make anything other than water (and not much of that either). Kimble is more handsome than ever now that is little face is so visible! I'm so happy so much is going well with you all! :O)

purejoy said...

things are happening quickly!!
love your photos. kimble getting him some daddy-love is priceless!!
what great news. rejoicing with you!

Birdee said...

Hi is just beautiful!
I'm so glad he's going better!

Carol said...

So fabulous!!! Very excited to hear he is doing so well and that you are getting closer to being able to go home... such good, good news!!

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Maynards said...

Holy cow! Do you want to feed my baby when it is born? That is a lot of milk.
I am looking forward to you guys getting back home. You better believe I will be coming to visit. Miss you!

my4suns2 said...

So so so happy for you all. Did I mention how cute he is?

Amy said...

You could alsways use that milk for homemeade ic cream!Yes, I do know someone who did. No, it wasn't me.
Congrats on the progress!! He is so adorable!

annaka said...

Yay! Such wonderful news. Kimble is precious!

SarahB said...

Wonderful news!

Shannon said...

It has been amazing to watch your story. As I mentioned before, I've been touched and inspired in so many ways, even though we have never met. I'm so glad baby Kimble is doing so well and things are moving forward. And by the way, he sure looks like his daddy!

Julie said...

Hooray! I can't believe he is totally free from all the tubes! I'm anxiously waiting for the word that you'll be going home. I'm sure that will be coming soon! And no oxygen....I'm jealous!

He is sure a cute little guy- it is nice to be able to see his face without all the extras attached.

And wow- you've been hard at work with the pump! Hang in there!