Sunday, March 8, 2009

4 Months Old Today

Nicholas discovered his St. Patrick's Day bear today and stared at it all morning and early afternoon. He liked it so much he wouldn't take a nap so his nurse had to move it. He also enjoyed looking at his hand for a while too. It is so nice to see him doing normal baby things and he is starting to show his personality. We aren't just looking at a sick micro preemie anymore.

The only change for him is they increased his feeds by 1 ml so he is up to 66 ml every 3 hours. He took all of 2 out of 3 bottles yesterday and all of his first one today. Hopefully he will keep moving in the right direction and be able to increase to 4 in a few days.

He didn't pee off any weight after getting his first dose of Lasix but he only gained 6 grams so that is good. Preemies have a hard time digesting protein and it is very common for them to retain fluids. Some need a diuretic every day so he has actually been good with this and needs some help every once in a while.

We finished the walls in his room this weekend. We have to put the crib together and arrange the furniture and we are done!


  1. It's great to hear Nick is finally getting more curious...I've seeing him once week now and yep, I confirm, he knows how to sleep eat and poop, but seeing how has recoverd from so much, so well, I'm going to bet he's going to be a real handful once he starts getting more curious...

  2. Thanks so much for sharing with me, Corrine. It is so great to see how well he is doing. He is so adorable! Now that I have the link I can keep up on a daily basis.