Josh drank his first bottle - my milk - today at noon. His nurse told me he "sucked his first bottle down in nothing flat." This is great news because it means his sucking/breathing/swallowing instincts are already working. It also means I should be able to start working on breast-feeding him with a lactation nurse by Friday or Saturday.
Ryan just left to go see him, I'm just not up to going anywhere tonight so I hope the little guy understands. I did send him milk, a blanket, and a little onesie since his nurse said he could wear clothes now. He will be likely be moved completely out of his isolet (sp?) and into a normal crib tomorrow - no heat lamps, no oxygen, no IV. :-)
Also as I was going through some things at the hospital today I stumbled across my necklace with some of Josh Newman's ashes on the inside - it's a little silver heart. I found it while I was unpacking from our move out of the regular room into the PICU, and putting it on made me feel really strong. Now I have Josh Newman here with me, I feel like I have a little bit of my baby Josh here with me since that's his namesake, and they are both here with Maia too.