[Update 10] A bath, a really good eye exam, and celebrating mom's birthday for the first time!

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Lonogg

Hello everyone! He's had another great week and he's doing so well that we were able to give him his first bath last night. Truthfully we mostly assisted while the nurse showed us what to do for next time, but it was a magical moment. Not only because it was his first one, but we got to hold him like a regular baby for the first time. This picture is me awkwardly holding him while trying to keep him under the heat lamp, and to keep his oxygen tube from putting tension on his neck.


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local_area_man

This is the best news of the day (seems I'm thinking that just about every time you post, Lonogg!)


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chefcaleby

What an awesome family you have. I look forward to these updates every week. I’m so glad to hear continuing good news. I bet you all had a good time on that shopping spree, you and your wife probably really needed that!


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AquaSeaFoam79

Fantastic news!!


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taylor260

I love these updates. He’s lucky to have you both as such wonderful parents!


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WW-OCD

YAY!!! I freaking love these updates! This is so awesome OP! Tell momma we’re all rooting for you guys!! He’s so perfect!!


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maturojm

I really love your updates. I admire your positivity and mental strength. So glad your little man is doing well.


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Iron_Jack

That's fantastic news about his eyes! It's pretty crazy what they can overcome.


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G7ZR1

Happy to see how excited you are. Congratulations!


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Pondering_Puddle

I mainly just lurk daddit but I always look forward to your updates. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family. Due to covid restrictions I couldn’t be in the surgery room for my wife’s c section a couple of weeks ago, and had to wait a week before I could see and hold my son. That 1 week felt so long so I can’t imagine how strong you guys have had to be. You’ll appreciate your time with him so much more and you’ll bond in no time. Best of luck to you all! Looking forward to the next update 🙂


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dsutari

YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE HOLDING 10 POUNDS OF CUT ONIONS!


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melchmoo

He’s two whole handfuls now! ❤️


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Jaktumurmu1

A bath! Held him! 2.5lbs! So happy for you guys to hear this progress - looking forward to the pic of him at home!


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TheVast

Yeeeeeeeah! Bath time is the best time. Can't wait for you to enjoy it at home.


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turbopony

Man I can’t imagine how long and hard this road has been. You are an inspiration.


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chad_

Man, I just saw this post and went back and read your whole saga. What a ride. He's looking great!! My daughter was born at 26 weeks (incidentally, she her birthday is in January, but her due date was 4/15) and it was *terrifying*. I have never felt more helpless. I hope your son continues to grow stronger and your life can resume.


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Lion787

We’re quite helpless at times but never underestimate the cumulative power of your presence and love as the medical staff do their thing! What they take care of in the natural, you’re taking care of in the supernatural!!!!


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michelucky

He's looking great! My son was born at 2lbs 13oz...he looks so similar. Way to go Idaho.


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broomosh

Beautiful!


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Thugxcaliber

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah. Good job with that bath dad. Happy birthday mom.


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Lion787

It was two years ago I was where you are bro. I have vivid flashbacks of the kangaroo time, holding my boy just so, to prevent the cpap from losing pressure. Now I hold him just so he doesn’t let go of the railing as he climbs down off the deck to go up his play set for a slide.


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rebeckys

He looks amazing and so strong!


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Ketsu357

Seeing you hold him warms my heart


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tpal988

Beautiful! Our first spent a few months in the NICU. Such a strange memory. The 2.5lb mark is a great achievement


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celester

So awesome to see! Congrats!


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imhyatt

So glad things are going so well!! Keep the updates coming. Love seeing the progress your little guy is making. So happy for all of you!


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radnerdbird

go little fighter!


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DangerBrewin

You probably won’t believe this, but there will come a time when you look back at this picture and will hardly believe he was ever so little.


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arqueli315

Hurray for another great week! Love seeing these updates. :)


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Poisson_taureau

Your little fighter grew up so much since the first picture you posted! It's great!!!!


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RetroDave

These posts have becomw a big part of my week. I am very happy for your family.


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Kevtv

So happy to see and read this. Awesome news!


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chemicalgeekery

Yaaaaaay!


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babutterfly

This is so amazing. I love seeing your updates and how well y'all are doing.


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trishia42

Been following all along; this picture warms my heart!!


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timeinvariant

So good! He is looking fantastic- you guys are being so strong


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sharingiscaring219

They're putting on some chonk now, hooray! I'm glad your little one is getting better and stronger by the day 💗💗💗🎉


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dolanre

Good job, Dad.


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sugarface2134

What a doll! He’s looking so healthy. You must be a proud papa.


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Delete_Rewind

We’re still all rooting for you little dude! I’m so glad to hear he’s making great progress!


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hrwells_cisco

Squeeze the smol bebe 🥺🥺


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HouseNightOwl

Look at that miracle in your hands! Happy birthday to Mom! All 3 of you stay strong and keep up the hard work ❤️


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HanzeesHatBox

OUTSTANDING!!!!


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sakanagai

Fantastic update! Every milestone and every "routine" function you can participate in is so important both for child and parent. Hoping the good news continues.


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Stotters

So tiny <3


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brittjoy

Happy Early First Father's Day to you!


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captain_redballs

We're all cheering for you.


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bianco_fool

Incredible news! The smile in your eyes is worth the world. I’m so proud of your perseverance. Please tell your wife how awesome she is too. HAPPY Birthday! Your son is quite the amazing dude already he will have quite the birth story. 🤗☮️💟🙏🙌


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mackey187

What a precious tiny little human.


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law_mom

These updates are one of the highlights of my week! Is it possible to find out where you guys registered? I desperately want to send something!


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Lonogg

Hi law_mom, we always look forward to your comments. I'll talk to my wife and see what she thinks. In general, we've felt that there are other people that need things more than us, and it feels wrong to allow people to buy them for us. However, I think my wife and I will both agree that we want to tell our son that his aunty law mom got him something. I'll get back to you soon, and thank you so much!


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RobustEvilPlans

How is your mom a baby? What’s going on here?


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Insane_Drako

I love seeing your updates OP, both my hubby and myself are so glad that things are progressing so well for your little bub! Lots of love from Canada


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defnotasysadmin

I can’t wait for update 1000 when he is learning to ride a bike.


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R_Lennox

Look at him! He is really growing big! So happy for you, your wife and the little guy!


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Scary_Mad_Scientist

I don't know you man but I wish the best to your family. You will get through this challenge.


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MadScienceDreams

So tiny! Mine were 10 lbs when born, the concept blows my mind. Not to worry though, your little one will be there soon!


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weareallkangaroos

My wife’s birthday was yesterday also! Wishing you the best and looking forward to more positive updates.


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LeahBia

Great news and growing strong! Keep going little fighter! ❤️


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betsytolz

Thank you for the update! Yay for a good week!


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Captain_Collin

Hi


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Lonogg

Thank you so much for sharing! These stories are super inspirational and definitely give us something to look forward to.


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orangeclem

Wow he’s looking great! ❤️ I’m so happy for you and your family!