Eating is Hard Work: Ronan Update

Ronan will be four weeks old on Thursday, can you believe it?! What a month it has been.

Our little guy is doing pretty good. We're still working on the whole feeding thing. It's crazy how such a simple thing can be so difficult, but he's already overcome so much that we're confident he can get through this too. He knows how to suck, swallow, and breath; he is just having a hard time putting all three of those together. Bottle feeds are difficult and take up a lot of his energy; poor little fella. Right now the doctors are most concerned with him getting everything down the proper way so that he doesn't aspirate into his lungs. We will not be sent home until they are certain that he can do that. Yesterday he had a rough day and they stopped his bottle feeds because he was showing signs of aspiration. However, they stared them again today and he seems to be doing better. Please continue to keep this in your prayers! This is the last short-term hurdle he needs to conquer! 

Other than that, he's doing great. He's such a little trooper, we are so proud of him 💙

I also wanted to share something pretty neat with you. Yesterday I had a follow up appointment with my doctor just to make sure everything is healing well. I've been looking forward to this because I wanted to ask her just how everything went during my C-section (they explained it to me right after the operation but I was pretty much asleep for that). She informed me that not only did my uterus rupture, but it was so bad that Ronan was completely out of the uterus just sitting in my abdomen. She also explained how miraculous it was that my uterus was able to be be saved after all that. I quite literally have a cross shaped incision holding my uterus together. Just more proof that God is everywhere, he kept us both alive and then left a permanent reminder of his love for us with the cross.

There's no doubt, our Ronan is a miracle. 

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, for all your prayers! Everyday we are overwhelmed by the support we've received. It's amazing to see God's people bear our burden as if it's their own. 

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