so you are probably wondering how he did....
HE DID GREAT! he did brady once at the beginning trying to get organized in the suck, swallow, breathe routine. (this is actually a difficult task for preemies) but then he realized that something was coming out and he LOVED IT! He did so good. His little eyes got SO big! and he just looked at me! his normal feeding is 38 ccs. and in the 30 minutes they give him to try he ate 30 ccs! and if you want to know how amazing that is a nurse in the room - Karla - who has been a nurse for several years said she has never seen a 23 weeker do that good! Brandy was his nurse today and she was the one that kept telling us he was ready for this and boy was he!
I am obviously sooo excited. I feel like this is a REALLY great step for Kyle. Not just b/c he can eat but I feel like he is progressing well. He is doing things that I remember jadon and jack doing when they were born. this is so encouraging to me.
so back to the eating - Brandy put 15 ccs in a bottle and said she thought he would not even take all that but he sucked it dry! and wanted more. so we filled up another 15 ccs and he drank that too - then... I got to burp him - 3 months old and I finally get to feed and burp him! and he did burp! too cute! and after the burp - he turned is head to the side like any diligent newborn and began to root on his blanket! adorable!
John couldn't come with me today but he will be there tomorrow so we will get video and pics and just pretend it was his first time!
I am praying for a little boy across the way from Kyle - he is having a scary day.