|Just a little view of the prince with his eyes open last night.|
Mr. B and I went to the hospital around 8 p.m. last night for a visit with the little man. By that time he was still adorable, of course, but tuckered out. He was in a deep sleep and barely opened his eyes. We've learned that in a premature baby, the part of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that controls breathing is not yet mature enough to allow nonstop breathing. This causes large bursts of breath followed by periods of shallow breathing or stopped breathing. The apnea goes away on its own as the infant matures, but no doubt about it — it's frightening while it's happening.
Today I'm creating the distribution of a media release. First I took Dr. Mc to see the little man. He was having his afternoon feeding so we just sat and watched him sleep most of the time. Then I took Kendall to the drugstore before taking her home so she could have a nap and some down time. Rose is doing the same.