Day 65: we got to see Wyatt awake today! He talked to us and smiled with us! His nasal cannula still has a pressure of .5 and he is still doing a really good job with just room air. They changed his feeds up to something called Q4. Basically he gets the same amount of milk over a 4 hour period but it's all given the first 3 hours and nothing the last hour. This will hopefully allow him to feel some hunger and have more desire for the bottle and or nursing. He hadn't spit up but a couple of times in the last 24 hours and those were small and milky. :). He also finally gained some weight and is up to 7 pounds 11.5 ounces!!! Praying that growth continues and that he will begin to really want to nurse as well as keeping up his breathing strength!!
Day 66: not much to report. No changes were made today. He is keeping his feeds down. We got to spend a lot of awake time with him today so that was really fun!! The dietitian wanted to "spin" my breast milk to make sure I was producing 20 calorie milk and I am actually producing 20.2 calorie milk! Just a calorie or 2 can affect Wyatt's intake, crazy!! I was kind of hoping they were going to tell me to eat more cheese burgers and French fries- no such luck!! ;). Also, we'll be on the news tomorrow- WFAA Channel 8 at 5pm here in Dallas is what I was told!