Teeny Tiny Truman

This page is all about Truman, born Aug. 8, 2006 to Kara and Ben.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Goodbye to the Isolette!


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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truman is doing so well. So, So much better than my 23 week baby did. We are calling Truman -SuperBaby. The feeding issues can be a stress for him and you. Actually, there are so many issues they don't ever seem to end. Once one is mastered, four more show up. That will be the way of Truman for a while, but all will be mastered and he will thrive.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go, Truman! You are a strong spirit. Loved the bath photos...reminded me of Nicole's first bath her Dad gave her.

You are in our prayers...The Linkers.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Truman you are getting so big! I will continue to pray for your little miracle. It is truely amazing how he has been brought into this world!

Mindy from the January boards

2:46 PM  
Blogger cjzben said...

Yay for graduating to an open crib. That is wonderful. I love the photos too he is such a cutie. I am wishing you all the luck I can that his bottle feeding session with the OT goes well.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

Yey - the open crib! That is a big milestone. Be patient on the nippling. Sometimes it just takes them a bunch to get used to it but I'm sure he'll be feeding like a champ in no time.

Maggie (IV Preemies)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

He's gaining so quickly now. What a great sign. I can't wait for you to get to go home with your family!

I come here every day now looking for updates, it always so positive and uplifting that a tiny little preemie is growing...is doing it..by himself.

You have such a handsome little boy. Those bath pictures are just so cute!!!!

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're looking so good, Truman! What a beautiful and handsome little guy ... and the hair is so adorable!

Keep up the good work, everyone!

Megan from Ohio/January BBC board

5:06 PM  
Blogger Hazyamy said...

Wow that's such AWESOME news that he's doing so well. His pictures are so cute, and he's getting so big. So many of us from baby center have been following Truman. I'm due Jan7 and will be 30 weeks tomorrow. Knowing how well your little Truman is doing gives me wonderful feelings for a helathy baby for both you and me!!!

8:06 PM  
Blogger liz.mccarthy said...

Hi I just ran across your blog, from Princess Presliegh, You shoudl come join our online micro preemie support group....http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PreemieBlogMoms/

Truman is doing great!!! He's such a cutie!

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Truman!!!! I loved seeing you in your cute outfits! Good luck on your new soothers and trying the bottle! I was thinking of going into nursing, which is what I almost did before becoming a teacher. I was interested in becoming a NICU nurse and through my searching I found your site. I must say that you are AMAZING! Stacey

11:46 AM  

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