Three Pounds and Then Some!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 3 LBS, 1.5 OUNCES
Truman had his biggest weight gain ever yesterday -- 53 grams. That's almost two ounces. Way to go, little man, for the big push past three pounds. His nutritionist came by today and said that his average weight gain is now 19 grams per day. The goal is 15 to 20, so he's doing great now. His first set of onesies are almost too small. I feel so fortunate to get to complain that he only wore them for a week before starting to outgrow them. He can outgrow his clothes everyday, and it would be OK by us.
The flow on his canula was weaned back again today to .5 liters. He remains on room air to 30 percent most of the time.
His feeds were increased to 27 ccs per feed, or 6.75 ounces a day. Truman and Mom had another great breastfeeding session today with the consultant. He's doing great with suck-swallow-breathe coordination and can even be heard gulping. He breastfed for about 20 minutes or so. It's been really special to feel like a real Mom. We're still having a little trouble with the burping afterwards. I'm not sure if the problem is Mom or Truman, but we'll keep working. He had a pretty big Brady about 15 minutes after his breastfeeding session. Nurse Glynnis thought it might be that he was trying to burp, so we decided to cuddle him more upright after feeds. The lactation consultant said he was doing really well with other developmental signs during breastfeeding like opening and closing his fists, reaching out and touching Mom and his own face during feeding. He also seems to really enjoy it and respond to the cues to drink more from Mom.