I was looking through some pictures and realized why Max had such a bad gas on Friday. Someone thought it would be cute to quick put him in this outfit and get some pictures before his Dad got to the hospital. Well Grandpa B...I hope you like the pictures, because it may have set back Max's lung development by a week or two. I am suprised it didn't burn his skin.
Wes had a good weekend. He continues to do well off CPAP and has been requiring very little oxygen. He seems to have the breathing thing pretty much figured out!!! So now the next hurdle is feeding. They moved him down to 1-hour feedings on Friday, then 1/2 hour feedings on Saturday. That was a little much and he had some issues with spitting up, so they moved him back to 1-hour. then today they moved him back to 1/2 hour and said that no matter what, they are going to do at least 24-hours worth of feedings (8 of them) at 1/2 hour to give his stomach a chance to stretch and adapt. Please pray with us that his stomach will do just that. He got his first 1/2 hour feeding at 2:00 this afternoon and then again at 5:00...so far so good!! Wes made another major accomplishment tonight...he hit double digits!! That's right folks, Wesley weighs 10 pounds even. I cannot even believe it. He weighed 1 pound 6 ounces at his smallest about 4 1/2 months ago. God is so good.
I had a little talk with him about how proud I was that he has come so far and fought so hard. It was a very special moment...then he started tooting like crazy, and he found that very hilarious. I had to smell them and was not laughing nearly as hard as he was.
Here is a picture of me holding Wes from May 12...more than 6 weeks after he was born. I cannot believe how tiny he was and how much he has grown!!