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    Default 22 years later - I'm a dad again


    G'day clan! Here we go.

    Born 11 weeks premature at just 1.47kg, here is our little Daniel at one, two and three weeks old, having a quick break off all the breathing tubes attached to his face. Sorry the first one was taken through thick perspex, so slightly fuzzy.

    Still in intensive care, he's now nearly four weeks old and doing pretty well. He's on full feeds, putting on weight and has been off the breathing apparatus for over ten days now. A good lookin' little bloke to boot!

    It's been nearly 22 years since I was a dad the first time and I can tell you that this time around, it is a totally different experience.
    He's just passed his third week and moving up in the bays at ICU. He had a bit of a rough trot last Saturday and again earlier this week, but seems fine today. It's still a very delicate time yet, so he won't be home for a few weeks.

    I can't wait to get him out bush with the wildlife and rugged country, but first things first I suppose.

    Baz.

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    Congratulation and best wishes to all.......and Daniel, welcome to the Zo.
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    Congratulation Baz and the welcome addition to your family in young Daniel...he's looking good and I sure will continue to get stronger......well done to Mrs Baz too..........


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    Thanks blokes!

    Baz.


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    It sounds as though you have quite a little fighter in Daniel. I really like the detailed insets and the adult hands(Mrs Baz?) help put his size into perspective. Are you allowed to pick him up for a cuddle?


    I hope it won't be long until he's out in the bush with you
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    Aww, Barry. Got a lump in my throat when I saw these. He's beautiful and sweet. Praying all goes well and he thrives. He'll be a little bushman before you know it...I can see him now with his camos, boots and gear chasing after Dad. ~~Peg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiasmum View Post
    It sounds as though you have quite a little fighter in Daniel. I really like the detailed insets and the adult hands(Mrs Baz?) help put his size into perspective. Are you allowed to pick him up for a cuddle?


    I hope it won't be long until he's out in the bush with you
    Thanks Karin and Peg.

    Karin, I've had cuddles a few times not. Skin on skin on the chest is very relaxing. It's like instant Valium for both of us!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AsignObservatory View Post
    Thanks Karin and Peg.

    Karin, I've had cuddles a few times not. Skin on skin on the chest is very relaxing. It's like instant Valium for both of us!
    I've heard about that before and how wonderful for you both.
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    He is one handsome young man! The last shot is priceless. All my prays are for you and your family. You one lucky guy!


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    Glad everything is going ok. Enjoy those "cuddles"/

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    He's so tiny Baz. He must be quite a fighter. This time will pass faster than you know you. How's mom holding up? It must be so hard on her not to be able to take him home.


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    Thanks so much for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes folks.

    Daniel has had a really rough week this week with some prem. problems that while apparently common in prem. babies, doesn't make them any less scary and worrying. He's doing OK today and I got a cuddle with him for over an hour which I think did us both a lot of good.

    Here's week 4 montage taken today. Note the size of my wedding ring on his hand.



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    Sorry about the rough week. He is looking better, losing his wrinkles and his color is so much better. It's so hard to believe he is that small. He is definitely gaining. Keeping you my thoughts and prayers.


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    Not sure how I missed these, Baz. I had been wondering how Daniel was doing. I'm continuing to pray for all of you. The pictures are wonderful. I love the last set. He's filling out so well. God bless you all. Give him a cuddle from all of us here at the Zo.
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    Don't know how I missed this, too.

    My prayers are with you and your family for continued good health.
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    Congratulations! My prayers and thoughts go out to you


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    Congratulations, Baz. Little Daniel sounds like a real fighter! I'm glad he's making progress in spite of a rough week. Before you know it, he'll be going with you to the bush with camera in hand. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
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    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!!!
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    Thanks all! He's doing much better this week, putting on weight and breathing difficulties are easing finally!

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    I'm so glad he's doing better. He is soooo beautiful. I just want to cry looking at these photo. I know you've been through so much. Please wish your wife very Happy Mother's Day from me and my family. God has blessed you.
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    So glad to hear he is doing so much better. And he really looks much better. Won't be long and you'll be taking him home.


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    Great news. Hope he continues to do well. Do I see a little red hair? ~~Peg
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    That is good news Barry.I love your montage shots.Each week a little more progress and little changes. Here's to continuing improvements.
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    Onya folks!

    Here's the man at 7 weeks. I can't wait to use flash on him....

    He's doing much better now and there's talk that we may be able to bring him home soon.



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    Oh he has filled out so much. Bet you can hardly wait to bring him home.


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    Awesome! He finally grew into his wrinkles.

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    Barry, he looks wonderful. I do hope you get to bring him home soon.
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    Hurrah for Daniel being a fighter Fingers crossed you get to take him home very soon.
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    Cheers dudes!

    Here he is at 8 weeks. Won't be long now.



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    Aw he is awake. Looking better all the time.


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