Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Caleb was feeling much better last week. His nose was still running, but he was much happier and slept much better.
He is really getting the hang of sitting up on his own. He still tips over when he gets distracted, but he can do it for a couple of minutes now.
He is rolling over more and more, but still only from his tummy to his back. He doesn't see any need to be on his stomach, so why would he roll onto it? He can support his chest now with his arms extended and can squirm to get a toy just out of his reach, but he isn't showing signs of crawling any time soon.
Caleb's bottle skills last week were consistently mediocre. He usually takes between 20 mL and 40 mL now, but never took more than that at a feeding. We are still hoping that he will be able to get rid of the feeding tube. We are trying to push him a little harder, pushing the bottle a little more and holding off on the feeding tube. He still doesn't get very hungry, so if we just waited until he was really hungry and ready to eat, we would be behind a couple of feedings a day. He still needs all the calories he can get, so we are trying to find the right balance of letting him eat when hungry and getting him all of the milk he needs.
We are finally starting to get Caleb into a normal routine. We have adjusted his feeding schedule so I can get to work earlier. We are also starting to get his naps on a better schedule. One of these days, we will get the hang of this!