20 November 2009

Cook Hospital Day 9 - Update 4:37pm

This update is written by Breck as Brian has returned home to continue school work for now.

Today has already been much better.  Bennett has handled his feedings alot easier today.  Unfortunately, Bennett lost some weight.  Today, he weighs 8lbs 0oz (only 5 oz above his birth weight).  We are not surprised, of course, that he lost weight since he didn't eat much yesterday.  However, the doctors are not concerned yet.  We are all hopeful he will eventually begin gaining weight.

Brian came and stayed with us before flying out today to New Orleans for his trip.  Brian, who hadn't seen Bennett since Sunday, noticed how much more mature Bennett looks.  Bennett is looking more and more like a 2 month old at his point.  Brian also noticed how Bennett's hair has become darker (or so he thinks).  I imagine when I see Oliver again (he will come up with Mumsy tomorrow), I will feel the same way about how much he has grown!

This weekend looks to be fairly routine.  We will continue to feed Bennett what he can handle and eventually look to increasing his calorie intake.  However, we are very excited to have our dear friend, Chelsea, from North Carolina come visit us until Sunday.

Chelsea and I had planned a while back that she would come to Texas to visit after Bennett was born...but little did we know under what circumstances she would be visiting.  Since Bennett and I are stuck in the hospital, Chelsea is kinda enough to "rough it" with us at Cooks.  So, I am excited to introduce her our miniature bathroom, Sir Eats Alot Cafeteria, corded TV remote controls and sleeping on the foam couch/bed. :)  Such fun we will have!


  1. I can't think of a better person to come spend time with you. Hopefully Chels can get you something better than Sir Eats Alot for a meal!

  2. I'm so glad to hear you have a dear friend coming to visit. It will be such a treat for you to have someone there by your side. Wish I could be there too!


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