Thursday, February 17, 2011

Soren (in moving form)

I just realized that we haven't posted a video of Soren yet. Silly us. Well, yesterday was certainly the day to have the video camera handy because Soren was all kinds of awake, taking in his new digs outside mom. It was great to finally see him open his eyes and look around for more than two seconds. See!

As for Soren's health things are progressing well. His PDA closed in his heart, so he only has a VSD hole left which is very common in preemies this size and tends to close on its own over time. Also, Soren had a clear brain ultrasound and his head looks superb! What else...oh, he has started getting mom's milk through a tube and is back up to his birth weight and starting to pack on the ounces. Lastly, Soren is breathing like a champ. The nurses believe he should be getting a test run with no CPAP in only a few days time; that means he'll be breathing all on his own with no fancy head gear. Here's hoping he is up for the challenge.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A message to Soren from big sis

Ever since Soren was born on Monday, Brooklyn has been shouting "BABY, BABY!!" at me. She's obsessed with seeing all photos or videos of her little brother. Last night after her tubbie I asked her to send an encouraging message to Soren in the NICU. She obliged. Evidently she wanted to keep her anonymity on video, thus necessitating a pair of sweet shades.

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's a boy!

We are proud to introduce you all to Søren James Lorenz - born at 5:27am on February 7, 2011. Søren weighs a whopping 2 pounds 15 ounces, which is a respectable size for a baby born a few days shy of 30 weeks. Mom is doing well and recovering quickly from an emergency c-section. Here is Søren's first photo from the NICU with more surely to follow.