Hey Y'All! If you couldn't tell by the title of my blog entry OR by the photo above of me and Daddy, the doctors and nurses decided to take the hints I have been giving them (actually, I was getting down right fussy) and allow me to eat today. How awesome is that?! They didn't give me much at first (only 4mLs) because they want to make sure that my tummy doesn't act up again. I guess I can understand that but 4mLs is a bit of a tease. I did sooo great with the bottle today but just when I start getting the hang of this eating thing, I am out of food. Oh yea, and I burp like a champ. When I was done with my bottle and Daddy went to burp me, it only took two taps on my back until I let one loose. It felt great! So, please say an extra prayer that my tummy tolerates the formula well so that the doctors and nurses decide to increase how much I can have. I enjoy practicing my eating almost as much as I enjoy practicing my napping.
So, if the fact that my getting to eat today wasn't awesome enough, I cracked the 4lbs mark today. Yippee!! My actual weight is 4lbs 0.6oz. I'll just have to prove to the doctors that I can handle eating again so that I can start gettin real chunky. Mommy always wanted a chubby baby and I think that is something I can make happen if I can just get my hands on some more food.
I had all kinds of visitors today. First, Papua came by and held me for a little bit. I think my being so itty bitty made him nervous but I loved getting to be held by him and I felt very safe in his arms. When daddy got to the NICU we kangaroo'd for like 2-3 hours . I get the best naps ever when I get to kangaroo with dad. Then, mommy's best friend Alison came by and hung out with us for a little bit. Of course, I was asleep and snoring the whole time but daddy told me that I helped put a big smile on her face. My Florida papau also stopped by for a little bit to say "Hi". And then Mimi McHugh and Mamau and Poppy stopped by for a bit. And to close out the night, Uncle Ian and MJ stopped in before they took Daddy to dinner.
So, what's next? My plan is to keep getting bigger and stronger. If I can do that, I will be home before you know it. Daddy, are you ready??