Wednesday, March 23, 2005

It's been a bit quiet in ITU these past few days. The Nurses have been getting a bit giddy, especially in the middle of the night when the effect of sleep deprivation and too much caffine really start to kick in. I woke up at 3am this morning to find the Nurses singing and dancing to Is This the Way to Amarillo by Peter Kay and Tony Christie on the radio. These Nurses really know how to party!

I gave everyone a bit of a scare today when I stopped breathing completely and set all the alarms off. You might take it for granted, but premature babies like me find it hard work remembering to breathe in and out all the time. The Nurse arrived at top speed, but I managed to sort myself out before she needed to do anything, but I think I frightened my Mum and Nana. On the whole I've been pretty good at breathing: I'm currently doing it on my own for ten hours in every twelve, and if I carry on doing well they're going to try taking me off the breathing machine completely later on. I can't wait to get rid of it as it hurts my nose.

They've put up my feed to 7.5 ml an hour in an effort to bulk me up, and as a result I'm feeling a bit bloated and my tummy is a bit sore. Mum and Dad came by this evening to change my nappy and put me into a new baby-grow, but as this was the first time they've put clothes on me they weren't very good at it. They'd better improve as time goes on or I'm going to go stay with one of my Aunties!

Mum and Dad have also asked me to say a big thankyou for all the comments people have left for me to read. I love having them read to me and it's great to be able to keep in touch with you all, even if you're on the other side of the world. Modern technology really is amazing!

hello william,
just wanted to drop you a line to say how fabulous you look in your clothes, i bet it is a bit more snuggly now! i am so proud of you and how well you are doing that i told my mummy to have a look at your blog. she got all emotional but says that you look gorgeous and she sends lots of love to you all!
i reckon you should get your mummy to drink loads of guinness to bulk up your milk a bit. the doctors made my mummy drink it by the ship load when she was ill in hospital when i was in her tummy and it worked wonders (was also a good way to attract young doctors to her ward...) and as they say, 'guinness is good for you'!
lots of love annie xxxx
p.s good work on your nappy skills.
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