Brock being burped
Brock with his first bottle
Brock and mom with his first bottle
Well today was a good Monday for the twins. Brock did his first feeding like a champ and took down his whole bottle in 20 mins with only one little incident where he stopped breathing. For a preemie on their first try this was really wonderful! The nurse said he was a "really good sucker" which I was pleased to hear. He was wide awake during the entire meal and had several cute "burps" in between. I think his weight was 4 pounds, 9 oz. ... but with all that went on today I could be a little off. We will try to bottle/breast feed two times a day right now working up to all 8 feeds. She also warned us that each try is different and not to get disappointed if he doesn't do this well with all feeds.
Christian had his vent tube taken out today (yeah!) and he was on CPAP again today for his air. This was a HUGE step in the right direction again. He will be feed through his tube again later this week, maybe Thursday or Friday which will give him a few more days to heal. He weighted 4 pounds today so for the first time I have two FOUR POUND BABIES! We are thrilled even though we know some of Christian's weight is fluid it does feel nice to have to big babies today.