Finding a rhythm

From Charlie’s private Facebook page (yeah, he’s that cool!)

UPDATE APRIL 24:

Hey guys! Now that we’ve been home with Charlie for a few days, we’ve found a routine and rhythm, and man oh man is it ever nice to be away from the hospital.

Luc has achieved expert level with giving Charlie his meds, and Charlie is getting really good at taking them without too much fuss. He gets his dose of phenobarb twice a day. Because of the drug, Charles sleeps a fair bit (which I’m sure other moms are cursing me for – but let me assure you, Declan more than made up for it!) I have to wake him throughout the day and night to get him to feed, but he’s not too upset about this, though it takes some effort some times. He is starting to wake on his own to eat, which is nice to see!

We’ve definitely noticed that Charles is adapting to the phenobarb, and he will have a couple of stretches throughout the day where he is awake and interactive for a couple of hours. It’s so lovely to see those big beautiful blue eyes looking up at you.

Charlie was 10lb7oz when the midwife came to weigh him on Thursday – nearly a whole pound more than what he weighed at birth. We should have another weight on him tomorrow, just to make sure he is gaining enough with the nursing schedule we’ve got him on.

He’s very good at lifting his head up now to take a look around. He loves looking at lights and the ceiling fan. And he’s starting to reach for things he wants. He’s also got the sweetest voice that lets you know when he is displeased with something or wants to be rolled off your chest and over onto his back. Overall he is a very happy, chill little dude.

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