The Burlingames

Chronicling the adventures of the B's

Picture Update

by Dave

We’ve been slacking on the posting of new pics lately. So, here are a couple new ones to make up for it. Wednesday was interesting because aunt Sarah and cousin Alexis paid us a visit. This was the first time we’d seen Eli and Alexis together. You’ll note Alexis has been eating very well. She’s also taking her turn flexing for everyone to see.

Yesterday morning was also a fun day as Eli did a fair amount of bottle feeding. He was quite tired when he finished and was doing his old man impression, catching some flies.

Eli was apparently awake this afternoon because Megan got this great shot of his eyes. It’s a bit out of focus, but still a nice look at his eyes.

He did really well with his bottle feedings today. The doc was very impressed with the pace at which he’s been recovering and gave us an estimated release date of Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday (hopefully leaning toward Sunday). Praise God for his mercy and grace.

This One Has Sound (For Real)

by Dave

This post marks the debut of our new camera. While our old one performed it’s duty admirably for the last eight years, it was time to make an upgrade. The video below contains actual audio (since the new camera actually has a mic on it). For those of you waiting to hear Eli for the first time, here ya go.

He was not happy at the moment since he was starting to get hungry and the nurse was poking at the monitor on his foot. Without further ado, everyone’s favorite noise: a baby crying.

Day of changes…

by Dave

Today has been such a wonderful day. The doctors have stopped the continuous nose feedings and have him eating from a bottle every few hours. Now he gets to experience what it feels like to be hungry, so far he is doing a great job with the bottle feedings. His speech therapist will be pleased to know that he is eating most of his bottles, leaving only a little bit for his feeding tube. This is a huge ‘praise God’ moment, we are that much closer to bringing him home. Yay!!

Eli is also in a new room. They moved him up to the third floor to the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit (IMC). The IMC is much nicer that PICU and NICU. Eli now has his own room with a TV, couch/bed, closet space, recliner and his own bathroom. He was so excited about the transfer that he slept through the entire thing.

Eli’s new room number is 3128 and the phone number for this room is 612.874.4978.