Brigham is still pretty swollen, just retaining water. It's still mostly in his face,upper body and arms. His legs are still nice and skinny. I, however, am apparently having some sympathy swelling. My ankles currently do not exist... It's awful! (And if you wanted to see a picture, yeah right... It's gross, I'm not taking a picture.) I'm so glad I don't get swollen like this while I'm pregnant because it's no fun at all. They're a little achy, but mostly, they just look horrible! I'm trying to remember to drink a lot of water and keep my feet up, but I'm not very good at it.
Speaking of fluids galore, my milk has come in and it's just plain ridiculous! Last night I filled 4 of the little bottles in one sitting. 8 ounces in 15 minutes?! The little freezer in Brigham's room is already almost full and soon they're going to start putting my milk in the "donor" freezer (with his name on it still) as overflow! The nurses last night were teasing that it's always the moms who's kids can't eat that get the most milk.
Brigham won't be starting any colostrum/milk feedings until at least next week, if that. Because his stomach and intestines aren't in the right place, using them is not really a good option. Right now he's getting all his nutrition through the IVs.
His GI system does work, however. We know this for sure because early this morning, I got to change his first dirty diaper. There was only a teeny bit, but we know his "pipes" are functional. I love motherhood... That dirty diaper was the greatest thing ever!
He was very awake around 4 this morning. (At least considering the number of sedatives he's on). He was wiggling, making tiny fists,and kicking his feet a little.
He was even having fun playing with a toy. The little stuffed dog "Lucky" was getting kicked around quite a bit!