Our dear little Fisher was born on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:56 PM. He weighed 6 pounds 2.8 oz and measured 19 inches long. He snorted like a little piggy all the rest of the day. His daddy said it sounded more like Donald Duck. By the time he cleared most of the mucous, he squeaked just a little. We didn't think to have a birthday party for him at the hospital but his brothers and I had a small party yesterday for his first day with us. I think we may have another one today. Party, party while the little guy is with us.
When we were discharged from the hospital Fisher had no gag reflex and no sucking reflex. With his pediatrician's consent, we decided not to try to tube feed him because of the danger of his aspirating some liquid. However, last night he did begin to suck and did show signs of a gag reflex. So, we fed him a little with a medicine dropper. Early this morning, he actually took a little from a bottle. I sure hope this means we'll get to spend a little extra time with Fisher before he has to leave us.
Today has actually been a very busy day for us. This morning a very kind photographer from NILMDTS came to take pictures. (Thank you Ella.) Conrad insisted on bringing out the orchids my grandmother dropped off yesterday. He really wanted them to be in the family portrait with us. Fisher opened his eyes long enough to take a few pictures with his daddy. Later we went to church and had Fisher blessed. So that was only two events but, we just came home from the hospital yesterday. Fisher and I are going to take a nap.