Getting Bigger - But not as big as a study Bible :)

posted Dec 22, 2010, 4:51 PM by Grady Smith   [ updated Dec 22, 2010, 5:09 PM ]
December 22 (PM) - GRADY JEREMIAH IS GROWING!  He is now at 3 pounds, 8.4 ounces.  However, he is not quite as heavy as the ESV Study Bible (our favorite Bible translation and our favorite study Bible).  Here is the picture weight comparison for you...

 
 

Regarding his breathing, yesterday he had more incidents where his blood oxygen saturation levels dropped below the 85% benchmark.  Perhaps he was just tired.  The nurse practitioner evaluated him and also checked his red blood cell count, but everything looked good.  Last night and today he is doing much better with his breathing, with very few incidents!  Please pray that his breathing will continue to improve.

He also continues to learn how to nurse and to learn how to suck.  Below is a cute video of him trying to suck on his pacifier.  Click on it to play it...


Tomorrow (Thursday, December 23), the lactation consultant will meet with us to continue to help Grady Jeremiah learn to breast feed.  The nurse tomorrow may also try to see if he can start learning to bottle feed as well.  The quicker he learns how to do these things, the quicker he can have the feeding tube that goes through his nose removed.  He really doesn't like it, and successfully pulls it out at least once or twice each day :)  Please pray that Grady Jeremiah will continue to learn how to breast feed as well as quickly learn how to bottle feed.

We hope each of you are looking forward to Christmas later this week as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

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