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!