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!