Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two Pounds!

Last night, McKell hit the two pound mark.  They also had to turn his bed temperature down because he is maintaining his heat better.  Yay for growth!

Otherwise, not much has changed (hence the lack of updates the last two days).  His lungs are still pretty crappy, but as I understand it, it is a question of just maintaining a holding pattern until he gets bigger (which he's doing: TWO POUNDS!) and his lungs mature.  The problem is, how much damage is done to the lungs in the mean time? Who knows? No one. So we still take it one day at a time.

He is still eating reasonably well. He is up to ten ml every three hours, and is digesting it pretty well. And he's getting about 40% of his calories from me, as opposed to the IV. It is amazing the things you worry about with preemies. Sheesh.

And just so you know, I don't have man hands. I have normal sized hands. He is just ridiculously small. But fat...two pounds. My goodness.


  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a FATTY!!!!

  2. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Go little porker bean!! Our whole family will be fasting for you tomorrow :-) we love you! Love, Auntie Meghan Esch Staples

  3. Hooray for tubbykins! Keep goin little man!!! And you don't have man hands, you're right, they are perfect. I'm so glad you can even do that! Keep up the faith Leah, you're doing great and we love you all