Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pics & 29 weeks gestation

Lochlan continues to amaze me. He is tolerating his feeds very well - he's up to 12cc every 2 hours and started the fortifier yesterday. They are going to double the fortifier tomorrow and if he tolerates that, his picc line will be removed!! woo-hoo!
(that's the lines that go into his arm and has his arm from hand to elbow in a splint to hold everything is place) I was just saying to Rob last night that I can't wait for that to be removed. Give his arm a break and let the air at it.

Last night when he was weighed he was 1100 grams (2.4 pounds or 2 pounds and 6 ounces) He did have a big #2 after he was weighed and was also weighed him with his tubes...so he's probably less than the 1100 grams. We shall see tonight what he's up to.

His oxygen requirements were sitting at about 35% for most of the day which is great considering he's been around 45-50% the last few days. And he wasn't having as many spells. He still needs to be suctioned every few hours but the nurse told me that's to be expected due to his gestational age.

I took some new pics today. Some of you were wondering how small/big he is compared to other things. So hopefully you'll get a better idea.

Take care and thanks for continued prayers.



  1. Jen, he looks amazing for how early he came. He looks like he has grown quite a bit. I am so happy for you that he is doing well.

  2. Oh Jennifer he is beautiful. I am Chantal McEvoy, Kevin's wife. We have been keeping up with you guys through your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. Hugs to you and Lochlan!

  3. Thanks Jamie. He's packing it on! lol...Almost 2 1/2 pounds which seems a long way from his 1 pound 12 ounces at birth!

    Chantal, thanks for joining us on our journey. Very sweet of you and Kevin. Take care. And thanks for the hugs! We certainly need them these days!

  4. All the family's prays will be with you at the family reunion this sat.

    Thinking of you and your family

  5. Jenn, thanks for all your posts!

    So glad to see that Lochlan is doing so well! He now weighs what Timmy weighed at birth at 29w3d. Still can't believe that was 6 weeks ago!

    I'm in shock at how much he is eating! I will admit there is definitely some jealousy there. Soooo wish we were past this point and onto actual feedings.

    I pray for you and Lochlan every day. This is definitely not a roller coaster ride I would even get on for free! Strange how there's a certain odd sense of comfort in not being the only rider! Thanks for keeping us posted on the view from your side!