Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Asleep in Dad's lap

Why we love our church

Our major items of work now are trying to get Caleb to eat from a bottle and gain weight. Now that things are not constantly changing, the new weekly post will include our progress in these areas, some photos and reports on normal baby stuff.

Caleb weighs 9 pounds now. The cardiologist told me that normal babies grow about 1 ounce per day at this point for a monthly weight gain of 2 pounds. For heart babies, they figure they will only gain one pound per month. We will see if Caleb is up to the challenge.

He is doing better eating from a bottle. He eats between 10 and 15 mL per feeding (out of a total of 70 mL), but he now knows that the bottle contains food. For someone that had nothing by mouth for nine weeks, that is an accomplishment. Hopefully as he gets stronger, he will be able to eat enough to stop using the NG tube.

Each day, we notice that Caleb is awake, alert and not crying for longer periods of time. The kids enjoy him a lot more when he is not screaming!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates - we all care how he and you are all doing!! So glad to see progress!!
    Love you all!