CURRENT WEIGHT: 4 LBS, 9.4 OUNCES (2090 GRAMS)
CURRENT LENGTH: 16.2 INCHES
Truman had a very good weekend. He grew in all measurements (head, chest, etc.) on his weekly measurements. He is also about to outgrow his 3- to 5-pound clothes. It looks like regular preemie wear is coming soon. His feet are so fat that he needs newborn socks now.
Truman has developed a pretty significant flat spot on the right side of his head, so we now are placing him on his left and encouraging him to turn his head to the left when he's being held to try to stretch out the neck muscles and get the flat spot to even out.
He has discovered that he likes his bouncy seat and seems to enjoy hanging out in it and looking out the window when Mom and Dad aren't there. If Mom and Dad are there, he pretty much demands to be held. And if he's hungry and he hears Mom's voice, there's no consoling him until he gets fed.
His feeds have been upped to 40 CCs, or 1.3 ounces per feed. He continues to be restricted to only two breastfeeding sessions and no bottles until after his surgery tomorrow. He is such a hungry little boy that we are very worried about how upset he's going to be after the surgery when he is fed by IV for a few days because that will not satisfy hunger pains. Hunger seems to be the only thing that gets Truman really worked up other than being poked and prodded.