8 Weeks/36 Weeks Old

Ok, so in the excitement over Jack and Sophie’s possible homecoming earlier this week, I neglected to update their stats for their 8 week/36 week birthday. Now that the trips have all settled back in for a few more days at the NICU (and that we’re halfway to the 9/37 week mark), I’ll fill you in!

Jack:

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Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz

Feeds: All by mouth, 45 mL per feed

Breathing: Pretty much mastered!

Other milestones: lying flat in the bassinet, passed the car seat test

 

Henry:

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Weight: 4 lbs 13.4 oz

Feeds: All by mouth, 40 mL per feed

Breathing: Pretty much mastered!

Other milestones: lying flat in that bassinet!

 

Sophie:

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Weight: 5 lbs 4.2 oz

Feeds: All by mouth, 45 mL per feed

Breathing: Pretty much mastered! Except when she’s eating…

Other milestones:lying flat in the bassinet? Check! Car seat test? Passed!

Feeding Updates

For those of you with betting personalities, I hope you put your money on Henry for this race, because once he started feeding by mouth, he quickly took the lead! Henry has been deemed the “strongest feeder” finishing his bottle with Dad last night in under 7 minutes, with nary a forgotten breath along the way. He was a champ when Nana fed him for the first time yesterday!

Jack WAS the leading candidate initially, but we’ve begun to notice that you really have to catch him while he’s awake. When he is (yesterday afternoon, for example), he’s a fast feeder like Henry. All business and finished in under 10. Now we’re just working on consistency.

Miss Sophie is still taking her time sorting out this whole sucking, swallowing, breathing thing. In the course of one “meal” she will pace herself for half the time. She’s a bit inconsistent about which half she’ll take charge of, so she keeps you on your toes! She’s still having about one episode of desatting per feed, but we are starting to get her feeds down from 30-45 minutes to about 20. Her feeding faces are still priceless.

Luckily, they all get to practice this whole feeding thing eight times a day, so we are hopeful they’ll all have it mastered soon!

 

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