Friday, November 9, 2007

Hitting His Stride

Keegan weighed in at 8lbs 3 oz yesterday at the hospital! The dietician said he's "making a beeline" for the normal weight/height curve. They also approved a feed on demand schedule, which is more appropriate for his age. Since he has to take meds five times a day at specific times, it's easier to do that with a feed. So now, he'll be taking 6 bottles a day with 3 oz or more in each, rather than 8 bottles a day. Most importantly for us, that means we get to sleep a little longer at night! Yeah! He'll probably give up one night feed pretty soon since he sleeps so well at night. We've also been approved to do "tummy time" now. Keegan had to wait 5-6 weeks after closing his chest to make sure his sternum was healed. He actually doesn't mind it too much and is turning his head and lifting up several times each session. He can even squirm his way across the mat if he feels like it.

The best news is that we only go to the hospital once a week now! He will get an echo again next Wednesday, so we'll see what they say about the clot. Other than that, we're just living our "normal baby" routine, even if we are kinda quarantined. We are so thankful to God for the opportunity to be somewhat normal! Please keep praying for Keegan's continued progress and growth. Your prayers mean so much to us. We are so grateful for each one of you