Sunday, May 20, 2012

Owen Masters a Whole Bottle!!

This is Owen yesterday when we had a hard time getting him to calm down. He wouldn't take his pacifier, but eventually found his thumb. It was the first time we've seen him actually suck his thumb for a good amount of time. And then we put him in a little vibrating swing and he was really interested in the blinking lights and seemed to like the vibration.

In another first, today he took an entire feeding from a bottle. He is fed every three hours and gets 44ml. He had previously only managed to get 25ml from a bottle. So he made a big jump today. We're so proud of him.

He weighs 5lbs and 14oz. They increased his feedings to 44ml today from 40. They also decreased the time of his feedings down to an hour and a half from 2 hours. He's off the caffeine as of today, and still maintaining well without the breathing treatments... He keeps moving in the right direction.

 The other promising news is that they want to get a meeting scheduled to talk about the criteria for going home. Hopefully we'll be able to get that scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Thanks for all the prayers! We're so happy things are looking so well for our little guy :)