Progress Update: Wednesday, Sept. 13
Truman continues to do well. He's handling the C-PAP quite well and is lowering his oxygen requirements on it. I think he was at 30 % most of yesterday. (Room air is 21%).
He's still doing well with feedings. He increased his intake today to 3 CCs every three hours, making for a total of 3/4 ounce a day. We're told volume will increase for a while, and then fortifiers will be added to my breast milk to increase its caloric content.
He is also getting more comfortable with kangaroo care every day. The first couple of times, it took him 10 minutes or more to settle in, and he was fussy from time to time. Now, he settles in within a couple of minutes and goes to sleep and tends to only get fussy when we adjust him or move our arms.
He's also learned how to manipulate Mom and Dad. Today, when I tried to leave the hospital after his mid-day visit, he started crying when I moved my hands away. I put them back and talked to him. He calmed down, and then as soon as I moved my hands away, he starting crying again. We went through the whole process three times before I could leave.
He looks fatter every day. His hands are getting bigger and his diapers are actually starting to fit. His cheeks are so chubby now that he has jowls -- there's actually a visible crease. He was 1 lb, 15 ounces last night, so keep your fingers crossed for crossing the two-pound mark today or tomorrow.