{NICU: Day 22}

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Somebody is 3 weeks old today!

He is up to 4lb 14.9oz. Taking 40ml feeds every 3 hours. His spitting up is getting better, but he’s having some reflux which is causing his oxygen saturation to drop near the end of his feeding, so he’s had to be on extra oxygen. Room air is 21% oxygen, and he’s been ranging from 25-40%. Just needs to grow bigger and stronger so his full tummy doesn’t put pressure on his lungs that makes it hard to take a deep breath. He started breastfeeding a couple days ago and still really doesn’t get it and needs to learn how to suck, swallow, and breathe at the same time, but we’ll keep working at it. I tried to give him his first bottle this afternoon, but he has been so sleepy all day and really wasn’t interested at all. So we’ll keep trying!

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One thought on “{NICU: Day 22}

  1. Heather says:

    He is so precious. I can’t wait to meet him! ❤ I still can't get over him smiling. I know no other baby who smiled that early. It's just amazing! I mean he comes from a long line of geniuses so I guess I get it but still… haha 🙂

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