Sunday, September 1, 2013

7 Weeks Old

Cooper is 7 weeks old today (36 weeks gestational age.) He just continues to amaze me.
Today we tried nuzzling and he latched on right away, and nursed for about 30 minutes. It's hard to tell how much he ate, but we estimated almost an ounce. I just couldn't believe how well he stayed awake!

This evening we tried a bottle and he downed the whole thing in about 20 minutes. He is a great burper. Sometimes all I have to do is hold him upright and it comes right up!
He was lowered down to the high flow nose cannula at 3L yesterday. This afternoon the nurse bumped it down to 2L and so far he's doing great!

We've learned a few things about his personality lately. I thought he was a morning person like me, but he is morphing into his dad. Anytime we wake him up for cares he is a grumpy guy and growls at us like a bear. Jake too is grumpy and "growls" when I try to wake him up.

Once he is awake, he doesn't seem like he wants to go to sleep. Even when he works really hard on eating and gets exhausted, he tries to hold his eyes open. I think he might be one if those kids that fights sleep.

We joke that he is doing so well because he is trying to make up for lost time. That is done with me. Keep making mama proud Super Cooper!

This cute little baby yawn was after his bottle while trying to stay awake.

1 comment:

  1. Hes gotten so big!! Crazy how different he looks with a little "meat" on him. He will continue to amaze you and Jake. There will be rough days, trust me, but looking at them makes all the toughness melt away. Keep it up Cooper!!