Every day Beckham is taking small steps in the right direction. He hasn't had to skip a feeding in the last few days, and has even increased the amount he can take in. Hopefully, tomorrow they will be taking him off of his IV nutrition and see what he can do on his own. He is up to 5 lb 7 oz, so he's gaining steadily and almost back to his birth weight. He is showing that he really is related to us. He absolutely LOVES his feedings and inhales the milk. When it's gone I practically have to rip the bottle from his mouth, and he is always looking for more. His tummy just needs to cooperate and he can have all he wants!
He is also spending a lot more time awake and has been waking on his own for feeding time. I am still surprised when I see his eyes. One of his nurses has been lovingly calling him "the Slug" since he pretty much has slept for a week straight.
I enjoy holding him so much. I could spend all day with him snuggled up with me. I have been anxious and stressed lately, and the minute I pick him up I feel so calm, relaxed, and happy. I am so excited for his progress and am keeping my fingers crossed he comes home SOON. I have been praying hard for it, and giving little Beckham daily pep talks...
I think it's working.