Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Big Steps Not Baby Steps

This has been a very exciting week for Perron! As you all know, Perron now weighs in at over 4 lbs...4 lbs 1.4 ozs to be exact. He also is taking all of his feed by bottle. The most exciting part about that is he is now tube free! It is so wonderful to see his beautiful face without the tube taped to it. He has the most adorable nose and mouth (and I am not just saying that because he has my features:)) and it is great to see him with his entire face unblocked. Then when we went in to see him tonight we were greeted with him in a big boy crib! So exciting. He has to maintain his temperature for at least two days in the crib so please pray for him. Also, he has to be able to up his feeds to 45 cc's. That is what they call his 4 hour feed amount. Basically they take his caloric intake needs for the day and then divide it to figure out how many CCs he would have to take in to go 4 hours between feeds. He is currently at 35 CCs but he is taking it very well, so hopefully he will tolerate his feeds being increased. Now that he is on all bottle feeds, STephen and I are able to feed him. Stephen fed him is first bottle last night and I got to feed him his 12 o'clock feed. We have devised a system were Stephen feeds him at the 9p feed and I feed him at the noon feed. Enjoy the pictures below!

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! We are just thrilled for you guys and continue to pray for Perron's growth and strength as he works towards going home with Mommy and Daddy! Yea!!!