Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New bed, bottle feeding, Mario's a star

So today, the major updates are the following. Mario was moved to an incubator bed so he doesn't have to waste calories trying to keep his body temperature up. The new bed also blocks out noise and lets him sleep better. Mario was able to finally drink his milk from a bottle today instead of just the feeding tube in his nose! He will be able to bottle feed 2 times per day until he is big enough to exclusively bottle/breast feed (hopefully in 2 or 3 days!). The people in the hospital filmed a few of the preemies for a new "preemie care" instructional video to be used for training purposes. A nurse came and told us that out of all the preemies they filmed, Mario performed the best and they thought he was the cutest so they chose to use the clips of him for the video! She said they would email us a copy of the video so we could see it. When we get the video, I'll be sure to post it for everyone to see. Jenny's last day in the hospital is tomorrow but I'm sure she'll be over there every day until Mario can come home with us! Here's some pictures I took today (I hope everyone's not sick of all the pictures we've been taking!)


Mario in his little plastic box.



The happy, albeit tired, mother.


Our beautiful boy.



The happy family.


Bottle feeding for the first time!


video

All done feeding!



Mami cuddling with her son.