James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 65 & 66

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!

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