Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23

Just a little update. Cooper had another good day. He's up to 4ml a feeding. His weight was still 2lbs 9oz last night.
My friend Misty went to the hospital with us last night. I think her husband may be in trouble when he gets home from deployment. She kept saying "I want a baby".

Last night, Mark held Coopers feeding tube while he "ate". He was moving his mouth a lot, so the nurse gave him a binkie. He sucked on it for his entire feeding.

His nurse told us that it's great that he's sucking on the bink while his belly is filling up, because he will associate sucking with a full tummy, which will encourage him to take a bottle and nurse. We won't try a bottle until he would be 32-33 weeks gestation. Babies don't develop the suck, swallow, breathe ability until then. But using the binkie is good practice for him.

As soon as his feeding was over, little man passed out! Nothing like a full belly...even on 4ml!


  1. His cuteness makes my heart smile. =)

  2. Oh, and don't put dates as your post title... you scared the crap out of me!!!

  3. Aw, he's so cuuuuuuteeeeeeeeee, I can't stand it! Way to go, Cooper!

  4. Sorry, Jenni. I just can't ever think of a good post title!

  5. awh! Go Cooper!! You make my heart smile :)

  6. Again, this is such amazing news!!

  7. I'm so incredibly happy for you!! I just read (for the first time) the entire blog and am sitting here, thinking to myself, that little man of your's isn't even two weeks old yet, and has already come sooo far, and overcmoe many obstacles!!!
    He's precious and gorgeous and beautiful and handsome and he really, really warms my soul. He's giving me inspiration, from many miles away!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!!

    Hollee (Roxpup)