Archives for the day Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year: Day 68- Day 72

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 70..

Went to 2 doctor visit with Liam. It was such a long day for us.

One of the two doctor was pediatrician and Liam was weigh in again;9 lb 6 oz (almost doubled in 2 months plus), 53 cm (21″).

Our pediatrician “Doctor Yum” has rooms with vegetable or fruit name on it.Liam used to go to sweet pea room; 0-1 month old room.

Now,from day 70, he was upgraded to blueberry room; big boy room:-)

Our pediatrician carry her practice with philosophy that the healthier the diet, the better being to be,and she got vegetable garden there and teach kids to cook.I like that.

I like she is teaching kids life skill like cooking but at the same time, she is eating kids to eat healthy food (Fresh food as opposed to process food).

I asked about the feeding; weaning over to direct breast feeding and,I got OK from pediatrician to omit the fortifying breast milk with formula powder from now on since he is growing well:-)

In Liam’s case, he was on similac expert care neosure (22cal) diet, and since breast milk is 18 cal ,they asked us to fortify my breast milk with powder to bump up the cal to 22kcal.

By that method,he gained 1 oz per day.

That made me super happy because I really did not want to give formula,which seems to create gas/straining problem with Liam more.

The nurse there said that straining could be from iron in the formula,but I do not know if it was what it was.

Anyway, she told me how to wean him over to the direct breast feeding and I tried full breast feeding for one feeding so far.

Other doctor was pediatric surgeon office. After coming back from follow up check of hernia, I offered breast and he suck 10 minutes one side and 20 min the other side!

At the time, I was curious about how long he would keep sucking so, I let him go at it. He was actually still sucking at 20 minutes but I put my finger in his mouth to let go and I pumped the rest to make sure both gets emptied out.

Then,as par pediatrician order, we gave him breast milk in the bottle to make sure he is getting what he needs.

After the feeding, he has slept 5-6 hours, cross way in his crib.

Day 72..


Liam had poop blow out, and he was so unhappy.I changed his diaper but he needed to change his clothe too.

He did not care for being naked and cried loud and after that,he was content in my arms but started crying again.

I tried holding him,swing motion and hold him, gave him tummy massage etc.. but nothing worked.

I was at wits end but then,I thought of swing and put him there with pacifier,and he stopped crying and he was happy boy.

I thought back then that when I did not find any more reason to cry for,swing would be the way to go.

However, overall, I do not think he used swing frequently.

Liam 72 days old…

Stay tuned for more stories of Liam.

Jul 03, 2017 | 0 | parenting