It has been a pretty normal week so far. We have just been playing and enjoying some of the outside weather.
Reed is doing great. We went for his weekly check-up in Monday and thankfully everything looks wonderful. He now weighs 11 lbs. 10 oz. and is 24 inches long. We are so very thankful that he is gaining weight and improving daily with his muscle tone. He could hardly hold his neck up 4 weeks ago and can now do that when we sit him up. We now have to work on him using his leg strength to stand. Some of you have asked about his feedings and why he sometimes has the tube in and sometimes doesn't. I change the tube out about every week so I make the best of it when it does come out by taking pictures. He is doing very well this week with his bottle taking. We changed his formula and he seems to like the taste better than his old stuff. He is now required to drink about 3 ounces (90 ml's) every 3 hours. He has been doing great the past 2 days by drinking 80 ml's for about half of his bottles on his own. Whatever he does not finish, we put through the pump and he gets that in less than 30 minutes. Please continue to pray that he will continue to take his bottles and improve each day so that we can get rid of the tube! Braden has been doing great this week. He has really stepped up the talking too! He is such a joy to have and really makes us laugh all the time! He and Reed are going to have a great relationship.....once Braden quits beating up on Reed!
This is a birthday card that my mom got and the boys absolutely love it. We are going to invest in the singing cards from now on instead of toys!! Play Time
There are about 9 couples that have gotten together over the past 3 years on Tuesday nights to watch American idol. Ryan and I have not been able to go to many recently but we decided to take both boys last night. I have already eaten my words about not sitting in the back with them but they are so much happier!
Braden, Camille, and Reed watching American idol! Today was one of those days that I took out Reed's tube so here are some pictures of the boys.Enjoying the outside!