Thursday, December 5, 2013

You've come a long way, baby

Two nights ago as Roscoe lie sleeping, we took this picture. Since he is always laying on one side of his head or another, this is as close as we can get to a clear shot of his entire face:

He has come a long way since he was born. Alisha snapped this picture last night of his measurements when he was born:
For those in the US who aren't familiar with the metric system, those measurements are as follows:

  • Weight: 18.7 oz
  • Length: 11.4 in
  • Head: 9.25 in
  • Chest: 6.3 in
  • Abdomen: 5.9 in

To get a practical idea of how small that is, take a standard sheet of paper (8.5 x 11). Take the short side (8.5") and overlap the two ends by 1". This will make a circle that has a circumference of 6.5". Think that when Roscoe was born both his chest and abdomen could fit through that circle with room to spare.

Here is what Roscoe looks like today. You can see that around his arms, belly and under his chin he's starting to put on baby fat. This is great because it gives him more energy reserves. The hot air balloon bed he's on was made by Alisha's cousin Rachel.

Today or tomorrow the doctors will remove Roscoe's breathing tube to try and get him back on the non-invasive breathing support. Also after a few days of clean blood tests, they will put in another PICC line that they'll use for administering his antibiotics for the remainder of the 2 weeks.

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