by mlcoltrain (72 Posts), Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:14 am
My dd was born on 7/24/04 at 27.5 weeks (original due date 10/19/04). She finally came home from the NICU last week on 10/8/04 on an apnea monitor and oxygen. She has been doing well at home. The NICU told us to keep her on the same schedule she was on for feedings until she started eating more at one sitting, then we could move to every four hours if we wanted. However, starting on Wed. night she would get really fussy at night and would only seem to calm down if she slept on DH's chest. Last night after her 3am feeding I was able to get her to sleep in her bassinet, but DH feed her at 6am and she wouldn't go down for him, he tried to put her down and she burped while laying down and then got really fussy, so I am thinkgin that it might have been the gas, DH said he probably could have put DD back down after a bit, but he fell asleep and didn't wake up till her 9am feed. But last night is the only night since Wed, that she would go down during the night. During the day if you hold her for a bit when she is fussy she will eventually go down, and she sleeps really well during the day. Also her feedings are screwy, at 12am, 3am, 6am, and 9am she will eat almost a full 2oz's of formula, but the rest of her feedings for the day (noon, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm) she doesn't seem to want to eat as much, she does eat at least 1oz though, usually a little more. When we left the NICU they said that as long as she was getting a minimum of 320cc's a day it was ok and her schedule as it is she is getting enough, but it just seems screwy that she will take more at night then during the day and it just suddenly started out of the blue. We saw her regular doc this past Monday and will be going back again this coming Monday (he wants to see her every week for a while to make sure she is gaining weight ok). I'm am not too worried about her gaining weight b/c she is eating, but am a bit confused at her schedule. Any advice, comments, suggetions would be greatly appreciated.