Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Turning Canula Off!

CURRENT WEIGHT: 3 LBS, 5.5 OUNCES (1508 grams)

Truman's canula was turned off at 11 a.m., and he's done wonderfully breathing all by himself since then (it's been 5 1/2 hours). He's even made it through a breastfeeding session and two feeds with only minor desats!

His feeds were also increased today to 28 ccs, or about 7.5 ounces a day. Just two more CCs, and he'll be at one ounce per feed.

There's talk that South Hall (the feeder/grower) wing is in the very near future!!!

Post edited at 4:30 p.m.


Anonymous Kim said...

Congrats! So nice to see him doing so well and you have done such a fantastic job of keeping your spirits up in these trying times!!!!!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is sooo beautiful! Thank you for the photos. I continue to keep you all in my prayers of celebration!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous - good job everyone!!


12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been following Truman for some time now and boy he is so cute and getting so big.

Keep it up big boy.
Congrats Kara and Ben.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Kitkat said...

I have been following your story since I first heard about it on BBC quite some time ago. It is SO thrilling to watch every little victory Truman has. I find myself checking your blog first thing every morning to see if there's any new progress.

Many continued prayers...

12:59 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congrats!! He looks amazing. It is so great to see how well he is doing!! Keep up the growing Truman.
Melissa (emily's mom)

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Stacy Green said...

The little man looks great! What beautiful blue eyes and blond hair. Quite the little heartbreaker you have on your hands there :)

Way to go little man, keep up the good weight gain and growth!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Charlisa said...

He looks wonderful! Congrats and prayers!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous AJ said...

Wow! He looks just adoreable. What amazing progress. I've been following him from the beginning as well. Good Job little man!!

Another IV Dec 06 expecting mamma

3:17 PM  
Anonymous tiffani said...

He's gotten SO big, compared to when he was first born! Look at those pinchable cheeks! :-) I hope he does great off of the canula, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

That is HUGE news!!!! Hooray for Truman!!! He is really doing an awesome job.

Make sure you take LOTS of pictures. The first time I saw Sarah without any O2 wires/lines is a day neither my husband or I will ever forget. It's like you can suddenly see their whole face! I remember thinking I didn't think my preemie could be even more beautiful than I thought they were the day before - but she was.

I love the pics - he is SO alert and SO DARN CUTE!

Maggie (IV Preemies)

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Way to go Truman! I love all his blonde hair. So happy to hear that every day is a cause for celebration now. Hope he gets moved to the new wing soon!

Heather from Dec 06 EC

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a TROOPER!!!!!!! He is adorable!

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Misty (BBC Dec 06 Mommy) said...

Go Truman! He is so beautiful! I learned of Truman through my babycenter dec 06 board. We are all rooting for you Truman!

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Truman,

You are a sight for sore eyes. I had my baby boy (Hastings, 31 weeks 4 days) last week and I came home after my day with him and see how you are just growing like a weed and I read your momma is breastfeeding you ... I'm all choked up!!!
Grow baby Grow!!!


9:20 PM  
Anonymous Rose - NZ said...

OH TRUMAN!! You have grown so much you brave young man!!

Mum and Dad so glad to hear that hes doing well! I know you must have some big grins today and you deserve it. Sending hugs from New Zealand

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truman is looking so great! I wonder who he is reaching out for in that second picture. It must be Ben because I think that is Kara holding him. Thank you guys for sharing all of this experience with us. God is watching over all of you. Gwen C.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Hillary said...

What a cutie!! His blonde hair is just precious. Good job growing Truman, you are really getting big!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congatulations on Truman's progress. I haven't visited the blog in a while and was so surprised to him looking so big and healthy! You are doing such good work with him. Your family is in my thoughts.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww how fantastic!! i have been following your amazing story from day 1 and have been logging in every night to see how Truman is doing...i live in England and I feel so emotional today to read that truman is off the canula what a little fighter!!he a gorgeous star!! cant believe how much he has grown!! I am currently 32wk+6days pregnant and Im expecting my little one on 14th dec...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TRUMAN!!...Claire x

2:14 AM  
Blogger cjzben said...

This is wonderful news. A huge step on the road to coming home. Truman is such a little trooper. The new pics are great, Truman is just adorable, thanks for sharing.

Claire - (IV Preemies)

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at that sweet face! You can see his little personality starting. Thanks so much for the new pictures. I have also been following him for quite some time and my children loved the pictures as well. We pray for him and other babies daily. Keep up the great work Mom & Dad!

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

What a beautiful little boy! I'm so happy for you all! One day soon you'll go into the hospital and bring home your son!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous mattsmom said...

My son LOVED to see the pics today! He kept saying "baby, baby"! And screamed when I scrolled up or down! We all think Truman is Beautiful!

11:40 AM  
Blogger christmasfairy said...

What a gorgeous little man he is turning into, His eyes are stunningly beautiful and his hair, oh i could just munch him lol
He really is taking on a little boy look rather than a premmie look now
Well done Trueman !!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:11 PM  

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