Goodbye to the Isolette!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 3LBS, 9.9 OUNCES (1649 GRAMS)
Truman graduated to a big boy bed yesterday! He is now sleeping swaddled in an open plastic bassinet -- the kind you see newborns in in a hospital nursery.
We learned yesterday that Truman will not have an ultrasound today because they have decided to forego future head ultrasounds in favor of an MRI closer to discharge. Because the last two ultrasounds showed decreases in swelling and bleeding, the hospital is confident that there is little to no chance of further bleeding or swelling. They will continue to monitor him by physical exam of the head and head measurements.
Truman will try bottle feeding again today or tomorrow with the assistance of an occupational therapist. Being able to bottle feed is an essential skill as "nippling" issues are often what cause a long-term stay for babies otherwise ready to go home, so keep your fingers crossed that he does well with it. The wee thumbie has now been banished and sent home with us because Truman is too big to be using it. He must try more challenging pacifiers like the Wee Soothie or the Newborn Soothie (notice no "wee" involved) that showed up yesterday. I guess it was probably the first of many times we will be scolded for babying our little miracle.
P.S. Don't forget to scroll down and see the bath day pictures added to yesterday's post.