Sunday, May 1, 2016

March for Babies! - May 1st, 2016

Today was the March for Babies walk that we signed up for to support preemie babies like you, Mason! There were SO many people that came out to support you. We are so thankful to have so many people that support us! After the walk, we had people come to our house to thank them for coming to the walk. We look forward to having you come with us next year!
I called last night and this morning at about 5 am to see how you were doing. Yesterday you did so well with the bottle feeds. The night nurse said both times that you were getting overwhelmed with the bottle feeds. I was so confused as to why because you did so well yesterday. Today when I called the day nurse, she said that you did really well for her and took down 11 ml's. She said that on the very last sip you coughed. I guess the doctors came and said that you were burning a lot of calories by trying to bottle feed so much, so they wanted to stop the bottle feeds for the rest of the day. They also said that they usually don't start bottle feeding this young, and that you were exceeding their expectations.
Daddy, mom-mom, pop-pop, and I came later and visited. Daddy held you for a bit and then I did as well. The nurse told us that you were 4 lb., 11 oz. now. You are getting so big so fast! We stayed for about 2 hours and then left to go home since it was such a long day.
Other than that, there really isn't too much that is going on. You will get your eye exam on Tuesday, and some blood work tomorrow. You now have all of your vaccines. Just waiting on a bed so that you can get transferred back to Virtua. It doesn't seem like it will be anytime soon, but maybe we will get to go back sooner than later.
We love you so much and hope you have another great night in your crib. I will see you in the morning. Maybe I will get to bottle feed you once tomorrow!