Today Austin is doing well. He went a little over 24 hours with out any A's and B's, but was still having desats with his feeds and with his "care" (vitals, etc). He is still squirmy with getting the gas out of his belly, but he's getting some out. His belly is still a little big, but just full of air. (poor buddy) I forgot to mention yesterday... I saw Austin's first tear from his eye yesterday! Sweet baby boy. And his cry is a little louder!
Today Austin weighed in at 1024g = 2 lbs 4 oz. However, he isn't gaining enough fatty weight, so I am now separating my breast milk. There is fore milk (beginning of pumping) and there is hind milk (end of pumping). The hind milk is full of fats and calories... So that's where we are with that. We'll see how he does with it, and if we need to go a step further and add some protein powders, we will. But for now we are keeping our fingers crossed that I carry enough fats for him!
I notice that Austin is "changing" the way he looks a little. I feel like he's growing into his skin... Its not as loose on him. His cheeks look a little "pinchable". Here is a couple of pictures from last night.
|Holding Daddy's finger!|
|Not very happy to be messed with!|
|Peek-a-boo, I see you!|
Last night we went to a seminar... met some other moms and dads. I hope to stick by one another with a few of them. This is a hard road, but having each other will help each of us out!
God continues with his blessings! Continue to pray for Austin and all the premature babies. This is TOUGH for them... their teeny tiny bodies.