Our biggest news to start off the week is that Ethan gained weight! He is up over two ounces to 1710 grams or 3 pounds 12 ounces Our first milestone, four pounds, is so very close.
At four pounds (1800 grams), preemies can typically start to hold their temperature and move into a crib (as opposed to an incubator). Ethan is almost ready for his crib, and actually had the top of his incubator removed to test his temperature control all day Sunday. He’s just shy of regulating 37 degrees C, so the top went back on for now. This means we are days away though…it’s very exciting.
Another fun event on Sunday night was giving Ethan a bath! He’s too small to ‘dunk’ (as the nurses say), but we gave him a little towel bath right in his incubator. He didn’t even cry that much! We see other babies scream during bath time, but Ethan kept his composure for the most part, and looked content when the event was over and he was in fresh jammies.
Since everyone liked the videos so much, here is a little clip of the bath:
Getting dressed after the bath:
Here is the happy, clean Burrito Baby (that’s what we call him when he’s swaddled):