I mentioned in my last post that little Erbse was eating like a champ. Well, he is growing like a champ as well!
I guess a little backstory is in order. Ryan came home 2 weeks ago. Although he was not eating the specified 480 ml per day, nor was he even eating 70- 80 ml six times a day, he was regaining some of the weight that he lost from his birthweight. Ryan was released from the hospital weighing a whopping 2900 g, which was up from his lowest of 2840 g. The requirements for release were that he was eating, and that he started gaining weight, both of which he was slowly doing. We still had the problem that Ryan was falling asleep during feeds, so that he was eating about 30- 50 ml per feed, which left him with a feeding defecit at the end of every day. Yet despite this, he was gaining weight, and the doctors did not believe he needed a feeding tube again, so he was released.
Somehow, I thought that because Ryan was a preemie, and wearing preemie clothes when he came home, that we would have a little while in his super-cutie newborn outfits. Since we have been home, Ryan has become an eating machine! And, he has been growing! On his second day home, I put Ryan in his brand new "Born to Play for VfB" outfit (VfB is the Stuttgart professional soccer team.) Here is my two week old super-cutie in his outfit:
And, last week, I put on the same outfit, and realized it was the last day he was going to be able to wear the outfit, it was just long enough but the feet were a little snug.
I have such mixed emotions about retiring my little Erbse's newborn clothes.