Wednesday, September 3, 2008

7 weeks old today

Today Rhys is 7 weeks. That is quite an accomplishment for our little man. He now weighs 1170 grams (2 pounds 9 ounces), which is just shy of 2x his birth weight. His O2 is in the 50s this morning and his vent pressures are the same. He is still taking the feedings well, which the doctor said is a huge plus in his favor. His current calorie intake is about 120 calories per kilogram per day, but they are talking about possibly trying to bump it up a little to help him gain some weight. I really like this doctor, even though yesterday she called him Riss and today he was Ryan. :o) I understand they see a lot of babies (there have been +/- 100 babies on this floor since we've been here) and you can't expect them to remember all the names. She still gives it to you straight, but her delivery is more positive.

Oh, Rhys has been upgraded to the preemie-small diapers instead of the XS. They are a little big, but the others were getting a little tight.


Menges Family: said...

In response to the need for big diapers...Mila is singing to Rhys..."I like big butts and I cannot lie" - Sorry, she likes her man because baby got back, hehe!!

Jennie and Bernie McCoy said...

Yay!! on the upgraded diapers! I'm still laughing at Rachel's comment about the big butts! haha! I'm so glad he's tolerating his feedings. Pretty soon, he'll be eating Monster Freebirds, just like his daddy! :P

amyoutlaw said...

OK Miss Mila - That's funny. Glad to hear he's doing well still.

Mary G said...

Hey Guys - I've been thinking about you alot lately and am so glad Rhys is still improving. Big dirty diapers and moving past the XS small ones is great progress. We love you bunches and hope to come visit you again soon...maybe during the next evacuation we'll make sure we travel THROUGH Houston and stop by looks like that could be sooner rather than later. Anyway, thanks for continuing to post and updating us all. Everyone checking in on you loves you so much!