Monday, May 14, 2012

Owen did well again with bottle feeding yesterday. He went up from 10 to 15 ml. It was great watching him do it! He was so coordinated with his sucking and his stopping to breathe. The nurse said some babies get so worked up that they forget to do that. He had nice burps too.
Owen weighs 5 and a half pounds. He's moved in to the newborn size clothes. He's outgrown the preemie size! They did say the more he bottle feeds, he may lose some weight. He's not used to doing any work to eat. That's why they're very slow to start.
We did get to meet with the OT. She was great, and had all good things to say about Owen's development. She explained that his movements and reflexes were developing in the right grouping. He's made great progress in two weeks being off the ventilator. When she initiates his movements, he responds appropriately. His muscle tone is good; not too tense, not too floppy. And he's good at letting everyone know when he's uncomfortable or unhappy, he's not passive, and we love that. All good news! -She also said he had the cutest smile on the unit!
We'll add pictures tonight!