Monday, September 3, 2007
4 Pound Mark - Sept 3rd
Happy Labor Day everyone! This morning Chris came out bright and early to see Cam for his breakfast feeding. Chris decided to try the bottle again this morning with Cameron. He has to be very awake and alert for it to be successful. He did a great job knocking back 8ml's before zonking out again. When this happens, the rest of the bottle is fed to him through his gavage tube.
Chris and Jane went out to brunch with 'Big Sis' Lauren. While they were eating, our good buddy, Dave Meade stopped in for a surprise visit to see Cameron. Unfortunately, he was not able to see Cam without one of his parents there. However, we still count this as a visitor. Hence, every weekday since Cameron was born he has had at least one visitor.
After brunch, Jane and Chris went back up to the hospital to spend the afternoon and evening with Cameron. His mother held him for both his 2:00 and 5:00 dinners.
Tonight Chris and Jane received the exciting news that Cameron now weighs
FOUR POUNDS!!!! This may not seem like much but this it is very difficult for premature infants to gain weight and Cameron is doing awesome. His doctor recommended that he be weaned off the isolette. So by the end of the week he will hopefully be graduated to an open crib. A very exciting day indeed for the three of us.