Spencer is five weeks old today and is continuing to grow. Spencer now weighs 4 lbs and 7.8 ounces. He sleeps soundly, almost too soundly as he still has an occasional brady or oxygen desaturation caused by apnea (forgetting to breathe or real slow breathing). He usually self-corrects and they’ve given him a little caffeine a few times to help.
In addition to taking his first bottle earlier this week, Spencer also got to try out breast feeding for the first time. He latched on with no problem and fed for about 10 minutes before returning to his bottle. His feedings have steadily increased and he’s now up to 40 mL per feeding.
Last night Joy and I got to give Spencer another bottle during his evening care time and it went a little like this: