He is getting 19ml's every hour for 24 hours today. FYI: ml stands for millileter, and an ml is also called a cc which stands for cubic centimeter. For those of us who have a hard time understanding how much 19 ml's of milk is then just remember that 15 ml's is about 1/2 ounce! (After being at Vanderbilt for so long, I do not understand why the US does not switch our measurement system to the metric system like the rest of the world uses!) His goal is to get to 20 ml's an hour at a continuous rate. However, our ultimate goal is for him to take his milk by mouth, which we are currently working on each day.
Once he masters the 20 ml's a day for 24 hours, we will then condense the amount he needs into 20 hours then shorten that time frame and so on and and so on!
Doesn't he look hilarious in his bouncy seat. It is kind of tricky because he loves to be swaddled but he must also be strapped in his seat. For some reason, he loves to have something on his head too. The nurses said they have seen this with twins before because they were so used to having something touch them for 9 months in my belly. Go figure!
Reed also loves the Rainforest swing. That's a good thing because Braden does not like it anymore. I think Braden doesn't like it because I would always put him in the swing while I took a shower and got ready! They are both so spoiled already!!!
Bathtime with the Boys
Braden loves to take a bath. He really likes taking one at Nana's house because she makes it a bubble bath.
He was obsessed with the faucet.
Look how big Reed's head looks compared to his little body. He is just about skin and bones right now but his body is catching back up. His scar is looking so good too and his bruises from surgery are fading.
One of Braden's favorite positions. This is one of the many reasons that he is so spoiled already!
Mom was successful getting Reed to take his bottle yesterday morning. Nana has the touch! Braden and dad playing in Reed's bed. Little B is getting so strong. He is going to have to help Reed exercise when he gets home.
This is Dr. Dodd and Reed. We absolutely love her as his heart transplant doctor. I think that Reed has her wrapped around his fingers too because she loves to come in and hold him every day. She even got him to take 11 cc's of milk this morning by bottle.
My favorite picture of Reed (for this week!)