Saturday, March 17, 2012

Here are the St. Paddy's Day Pictures!
It's St. Patrick's Day! Owen is wearing his first outfit so far, and it has little green frogs on it.

He's regulating his temperature well enough now to have no heat in his incubator. His weight is up to 1180 grams, which is 2 lbs and 9.5 oz. He's gained a pound since birth! He keeps moving down on his ventilator. He's at a rate of 28 right now, and they're trying to move it down a little every other day as long as his gases are good.
He is tolerating his feeds well. They have started fortifying the breastmilk with special care formula to add the extra calories that he needs.
He is looking healthy and well. He is resting better and looking more peaceful when he's sleeping. When he's awake, he looks much more alert. His little eyes look to focus and follow. They will be doing an eye test this week.
He's been doing much better this past week. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

We're going to add more pictures and videos as soon as possible. And we may work a little at a time to add the 'in between' info from his birth day until the present. But time is hard to come by these days, so no promises on how soon that will happen.