Sunday, July 6, 2008
M&M -- The Three Week Mark
A good day for Milo today. Here he's all all curled up and very relaxed. Dad did about 30 minutes of containment holding with him today and Milo responded very well. He seems to be growing too. His latest weight is from 3 July and he was 972 grams. I'd guess that he's probably pushing 1000 now. (454 grams to a pound -- Milo was 907 grams at birth.) BTW: you can click the images to enlarge.
Milo's nurse Belinda and the respiratory technician prepare to flip the little guy onto his belly. They shift his positions around regularly to keep him comfortable. Milo and Madeline both like being on their bellies best lately. This makes them feel more contained because they feel boundaries with their arms and legs, versus being on their backs and flailing their limbs into space.
You guessed it, Milo on his belly. Looks like the lad is developing a bit of a gut. We couldn't be more thrilled.
Madeline resting nicely and recovering well from her surgery. Annette and Cheryl, two of her primary nurses, have been keeping a close watch over Maddy for the past couple days. She's doing very well thanks largely to their care and she's avoiding many of the usual complications that come along with PDA ligation. The bandage you see is where her incision was made.
It's hard to believe, but Maddy has done some growing too. She weighed about 850 grams at birth and is now around 950 grams. With the surgery behind her, she can focus on growing full-time. One day soon, she'll be bigger than Elvis -- but not fat Elvis.