Really? Owen is quite the star with his bodily functions. Within his first week home he has managed to freak mom out by peeing on his own face (earning him his first at home sponge bath). I had no idea this was possible! Also, I have heard of projectile vomiting, but never projectile pooping. Sure enough Owen proved that it could be done! I was focused on covering his first bout of diaper rash with a hefty layer of Desitin. Luckily, I didn't get too close to inspect the affected area, because he quickly sent poo an astonishing 3 feet onto the wall next to our changing table. I had to laugh at that one :) Amazing little boy we have here!
Things have been going well. We did have a day where Owen was feeling pretty lazy and only taking 30 of the 55 mL's of breastmilk by bottle then counting on the tube to provide the rest. I was a little concerned because he was very disinterested in eating and seemed to want to sleep all day. Grandma Pat came over the next day and Owen took down both feedings for her by mouth. YAY! Since then he has been on a day and a half streak of not needing the tube! Cross your fingers that this continues for us. We have even been giving him meds by mouth, although he is not a big fan of the bright orange liquid vitamin and spit out most of it. Each day we try a round of breastfeeding, but so far have been unsuccessful. We try about 5-10 minutes each day and Owen (and mom) end up getting a little frustrated. I wish we could figure this out, because it sure would shorten the whole feeding routine. So until we can figure this out I will continue to pump every 3 hours for 20 minutes to maintain supply and to provide for his bottle feedings. Pumping has almost become a full time job for me now. Luckily, there are things like Hulu and Netflix to keep me occupied during this time :)
Owen's incision looks great! A couple of the steri-strips have fallen off, so we were able to get a peek at Dr. Manning's handiwork. Also part of Dr. Manning's handiwork was Owen's circumcision. He took care of this the day before we were discharged from the hospital- Owen peed on him during the procedure too! This is all healed now along with his umbilical cord area/belly button. Now, he has a cute little innie :)