Friday, October 24, 2008

Sleep, Eat, Poop!

Today Great Grandpa and Grandma Huyser got to visit Liam!
He was very excited when Great Grandma got to hold him - he smiled
at her every time she talked to him - really!
This was the outfit we had to change into after we pooped
through our safari jumper. How do I look in green?

Grandma Huyser got to hold Liam for the first time on Thursday!

Liam's isolette - the blanket was made by Great Grandma Huyser.
If you look close, you can see I put a little pumpkin and a bat on the front.
Happy Halloween!

Wow, Liam has got down his routine! Yesterday was the first day that I was able to try to breast feed Liam. He sucked a few times, but not much. The lactation consultant said he was doing great. He is trying to "nipple" twice a day now, either on mom or a bottle. This was exciting because we didn't think he would start this until Sunday, but he is tolerating his feedings so well now. He is up to 32 mL's - just over an ounce - with added calories. He doesn't get much from the bottle, so we still feed him though his tube. Hopefully he will pick up on the suck, breathe, swallow thing in the next 2 weeks. Last night he weighed 3 lbs 10 oz. He continues to gain, slowly but surely. He managed to soil his first outfit last night. I got another little surprise when I changed his diaper. This morning as soon as I was putting him back into the isolette, he dirtied his pants again, but he managed to keep it in the diaper this time. Thanks Liam!


Mary said...

So glad Liam is training you so well to change those dirty diapers!
It is just the beginning!! Grandma and Grandpa had a great time visiting him! Hopefully we can see him soon!
Aunt Mary

Nick and Kristi Bonstell said...

I am glad to hear you are still getting all the joys and highlights:) Glad to hear things are going well, we will continue to pray:)

rhonda hengst said...

This was the first time I looked at your blog....its great. What a precious little boy. I will be keeping you three (that sounds awesome huh? - you 'three') in my prayers. Hugs

Jessica said...

Hey Jenni and Tim!! Great to see that Laim is doing sooo well! I wanted to comment on his outfit in these pics...Chase had that same one!!! They have so much in common! Keep up the great work! See you soon. Jess