Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Baby Buddha Belly! Posted by Picasa

This is a picture of Daddy holding Louis. We know, he doesn't look that different than yesterday. But, we SWEAR he was tap-dancing RIGHT before this picture was taken but we couldn't get the camera out in time. Honest! He got about an hour's worth of kangaroo time with mom first, then about another hour swaddled with dad. We undid the swaddling when the nurse wasn't looking to show you his little round belly! He's getting a little over 1/2 oz of breastmilk every 3 hours. He is starting to let us know he is a bit hungry right before his feeding too. He even spit up a little on Mommy-the first of many times, we're sure! Mom is working hard to keep up with Louis' appetite and Dad is getting real good at dis-assembling and cleaning a breast pump! He can do it blindfolded with one hand tied behind his back in under 30 seconds!
Louis had a repeat echocardiogram and x-ray this morning. Good news-the hole in his heart (PDA) has closed by itself and his lungs still look great! He is currently alternating on and off the CPAP machine and nasal oxygen (3 hours on CPAP and 3 on nasal) and is doing great. It keeps him from getting too tired just breathing. The docs will likely up his interval time tomorrow. Auntie Cori came to visit and concurs that he is just the cutest thing ever!


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