By - Lonogg
Hello once again! Our son came to kick ass and chew bubble gum, but he doesn't have any teeth. He hasn't really had any issues whatsoever this week. He's needed a couple of blood transfusions, but that's to be expected. His white blood cell count was a little high at one point, but they checked and he doesn't have any infection.
Ive been following since your first post. Im so overly happy to see your boy doing well. He'll be flippin burgers and crackin cold ones before you know it!
All the best to all of you, we're rooting for you!
That is awesome to hear man! My youngest daughter was born at 28 weeks weighed 1.11 lbs. She was in NICU for 99 days. She just turned 1 in March. It gets easier my friend.
Thanks for the update. Great to hear how well he's doing.
Promise me you are going to snug that baby also.
My wife (CVICU nurse), my daughter (4 week and one day old little girl) and I (professional bottle cleaner, dishwasher, back rubber, hugs and kisses giver, and whatever else the two aforementioned women need!) are praying for you all and are so glad for the good news update! Keep kicking butt little buddy!
He looks like a strong little dude, congrats!
So glad to see this positive update. Keep it up little man & fam, you guys got this!! The skin on skin will be the best.
Yes!!! The update I wanted to see!
Good luck buddy
THE POWER OF DADS IS UNENDING!! FUCK YEAH LITTLE DUDE!!!!
Stay strong. The 2 weeks we spent in the NICU were some of the hardest days of my life. Sounds like your guy is progressing well. I wish good health for you and your family.
My kids traumatic birth and the subsequent days in the NICU were the hardest of my life as well. I still have a gut wrenching feeling when I think of the birth experience.
I was actually about to follow up with you. Glad to hear it.
Thank you for the update! I have a big, goofy smile on my face now. Glad to hear you guys are doing well.
glad to see he's kicking butt.
The weekly updates are awesome, I’m excited every time I see him doing well! Rock on little guy!!!
Thank you for the update! I have also been following your story.
Strong little guy. Rooting for you buddy
You're all incredible! Go little guy!
Great to see him doing well and kicking ass, keep it up dad ypure doing great and congratulations on 5 years ❤️.
M8! Good luck! A neighbor family were in same situation for ten years ago. Now their kid is taking friends for bike tours around neighborhood. Stay strong!
Hell yeah dude. Make sure to get plenty of skin to skin, Kangaroo Care is important for your little one.
Stay Strong, have been through the same situation this year. The 120 days we spent in the NICU was some of the toughest days we have ever had. It's definely a great feeling being able to bring the little guy home.
Hey brother, from one NICU pops to another - definitely take advantage of that skin to skin time, that was one of my most memorable first moments with my son. He is 6 mo now, they won't be still forever barely any skin to skin anymore lol. And one thing is for sure those NICU babies ain't nothin to mess with, strong willed, badass tough little squirts! My guy ripped his feeding tubes and IVs out 3rd day he wanted out of that box. He'll be home soon enough - stay strong!!! ✊🏼
YES!!!!!!! God I'm so happy for you and the little one. I think about you guys at least once a day. I'll continue to root for ya'll.
This is my favorite update for the week! Your positivity is radiant!
Gooooo little man! We’re all rooting for it ya!!🥰
Omg he’s so tiny. Wishing y’all the best, sending lotsa strength
Rooting for you all from this side of the internet. Go team!
Awesome! I was just wondering how this little guy was doing. So happy to hear that he's still going strong :) Best wishes and lots of love to you and your partner.
Fuck man this is making me cry. My son was 2lbs 12oz. Fucking makes me breakdown revisiting those memories. Your dude is crushing it I’m so happy for you guys. Good luck and if you ever need someone to message I’m here.
Nice! Healthy weight gain and all! You got this little man!
This little guy is a warrior!
Just caught myself up on your posts. Glad he is rocking it. He's got a new fan in me. Keep up the faith dad. You got this.
Be well dad! Be strong for the little one and momma, but know that you need some time too. We’re here for you.
This is incredible.
I’ve been following you from the start and this post is the best thing to read all week! All us Dads are behind you brother!
Thank you for the update! We are all behind you sending love and good vibes. Little champion rocks. Yay!
Wishing you, your partner, and your little guy all the best! What’s his name?
Hell yeah brother! I’ve been showing my wife your posts. Keep yourself and the wife upbeat and happy. Looking forward to the post when he’s home!!
We are so rooting for him! Update us any time you feel you need to! Even if it's multiple times a day I'd love to know how he is!
Please know that a bunch of strangers around the world that read your story on Reddit are thinking of you, your wife, and your little one. You guys will get through this! It won’t be easy of course, but I know you will.
That’s tough work mate. Keep it up and I hope your boy keeps kicking goals!
That's wonderful to hear OP! I look forward to these updates! Sending extra prayers your way!
Wishing the best for you and your family brother!!
Wishing you the best my friend.
Wow so happy to see this tiny champion get bigger every week! Keep posting Dad! We’re all rooting for you and your family!
Keep on growing little dude.
You got this dad!!! I just saw this n went back to see ur original post of his birth.
Keep it up little dude!
Grow baby grow!! Sending love... <3
So wonderful to hear! Don’t be scared of skin to skin, embrace it and do as much as you can! Studies show over and over that babies skin to skin time equals improved outcomes for their health and growth. Do some googling and find your confidence Dad - you got this!
Best wishes moving forward!
I also want to add as a parent who’s firstborn spent 3 weeks in NICU, to bring some books in and start reading to him, sing to him, just talk quietly near him, let him know that you are there and are his people - his little brain is absorbing everything going on around him, already making connections and bonds. Even though it’s not yet tangible, it’s very real.
Keep the updates coming. My wife and I are watching along closely. You are all in our thoughts. Happy anniversary to you both.
Thanks for the update! Glad to hear he is doing well. Praying for him to continue to grow healthy and strong!
Fuck yeah. Might be little but a huge battler's heart
Stay tough little man!
Sending good vibes ya'lls way
Omg... I can’t even... i hope all good things for him that he will come through!!!
First time I've seen this....man so tiny seems like he is gonna be a real fighter, big love bro trust me it won't be long before he is tapping you on the head and laughing cos he is bigger than you!
I heard about him on the radio news this morning! Stay strong little man!
Wow! What radio station? I'd like to hear it as well if I can find a replay online or something.
What an absolute legend your son is! I've just read through the post history on this as well and your wife is an absolute hero for staying calm through all of this as well for your son! Congratulations to all of you!
Baby you got this, sending good vibes for grace and growth.
It gets easier! You are doing great.
Your little man is on my mind every day, OP. He’s in my prayers. Sending good vibes to you and your little fighter!
As a new dad this breaks me up. All the best for you and your family! He's a fighter! Glad to hear he's doing good.
Your little one is a friggin warrior
So completely awesome to hear.
What a crazy story! I’m happy to see he’s doing better. Keep it up and stay strong!
little dude has got this!!!
Hey man, im praying for you, soon before you know it that little bugger will be all over the place, stay strong and healthy and I hope that they make sure that little guy is healthy and well.