Julie got to hold him for about 2 1/2 hours today! What is so great, is that she finally fell asleep with him in her arms. It was one of the most amazing scenes my mind could have concocted and it was actually happening in front of me.
I loved it!
As far as his health, a few things to report. We had no update on the blood work or spinal fluid tests. They have upped the C-pap to pump more pressure into his lungs so that he has less "incidents." The C-pap is used to pump pressure into his lungs to assist in their inflation and to prevent them from partial collapse. His lungs are not in danger, but because of their lack of development, they require assistance to inflate.
It is very common in premature babies.
At any rate, they have pumped up the pressure to allow for an easier time breathing. If there is a "down side" to this process, it is simply that he has been on a lower level of pressure prior to today. Kind of a step back, but nothing so significant that it scares us.
Other than that, he has lost some weight today. He is down 39g today. This could be because he gained a significant amount of weight a couple days ago (60g) and his body needed to even out. They do not seem to be too concerned about this either, so no biggie!
So in conclusion, we had a great day with him and it was wonderful to hang out with him today. Julie looked so peaceful asleep with him on her chest. I wish I would have brought the camera to capture the moment, but I forgot ha ha.
I will check back tomorrow when my Mother, Father, Sister, Brother in law, and Nephews and Nieces will be here. It is going to be a great weekend!