Byron went over this morning and spent some good quality daddy and baby time while I rested and got the once over by all the doctors. He got to change another diaper and then was able to feed Elliot with a bottle. He even successfully got a good burp out of him. Elliot just loved up his dad and was very content in his arms. Lucky for us, one of his nurses took a few pictures of Byron while he was feeding him.
After some lunch, Byron wheeled me over to Children's for another visit. He thought off-roading wheel-chairing was a new sport, I had to "nicely" remind him that I did just have surgery. When we got there Elliot was spending some time with his Grandma's. After we showed up, the lactation specialist popped over for a visit and helped me work on feeding Elliot for the first time.
Elliot took to the boob today! Now that he has tasted the finest, there is no turning back! Its a pretty amazing feeling to feed him while he is staring at me and grabbing onto my finger with his free hand. One of my most favorite moments so far. We choose not to take photos of this moment to share, haha, those are just for Byron. Elliot and I also finally got to share some skin-to-skin time, which is what I feel like I have been missing out on since day one, so it was a good moment for the 2 of us.
We left the Grandma's to spoil him some more, while we headed back so that I didn't get in too much trouble with my nurses. Around dinner time, we got a surprise dinner of Red Lobster, which made Byron's night. Since day one of finding out we were pregnant, Byron has been looking forward to the lobster dinner at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, where we thought we would be delivering Elliot. So, since we have been down in Denver, we keep joking that he missed out on his lobster dinner...well not anymore!
After dinner, we headed back over for some Elliot time. I got to feed him once again and then he got some daddy lovin'. We did get some fabulous news that Elliot can go home soon. He just needs to show his doctors that he can eat every 2-4 hours for 24 hours and then he is ready to go home as long as everything else continues to go well. After this whole ordeal started, just a week ago, I never would have imagined we would get to take our baby home that soon. He is just thriving and such a miracle. We are some proud parents!