Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So … we have a name … Landon James Perez. It took us forever to name this poor kiddo. His birth certificate was signed just 10 minutes before we were discharged. It was so hard to leave the hospital without a carseat in our hands.

The update:
Landon is making progress. He is taking to the breast very well especially for a 35 week old. They started his feeds at 3cc and slowly increased by 3cc every other feeding. He got up to 21cc and a nurse asked if I would like to breastfeed and weigh him before and after to see how much he was getting. I was super so excited and so we gave it a shot. The first feed he took 32cc, the second time he took 28cc, and the 3rd time he took just 10cc (this one was at 9:00pm, I think he was pooped out by this point). The doctors were impressed by his progress and have decided to wean him off the IV fluids, since his tummy can tolerate enough fluid to keep him hydrated.
He is a little jaundice and was placed under lights this morning. I keep telling him that orange is not is color, hopefully he will listen. We will check his levels again in the morning and determine whether he needs the lights for another day.

Mariah was able to see him yesterday through the window. She waved and blew kisses, and said "aww, baby sad, hug baby." It will be interesting to see what happens when he is able to come home.


Laura Benson said...

Wonderful choice on the name!

Jamie and Ryan said...

I absolutely love his name. Glad you thought of it! I'm happy that he is progressing so nicely. Ryan and I have been praying for him everyday! I hope that baby boy will be at home with you soon!!