Yes, the caption for this post is not just an attention grabber... Ciaran hit 7lbs today. This is just unbelievable and well beyond our expectations for this point of time. We were hoping he would hit about 5.5lbs by the time Sept 17th came around (his original Sick Kids appointment) but he wasn't interested in being so small... he wanted to be big! So we look at him now, out of preemie clothes into 'newborn' and wearing size 1 diapers. He is so big and we are so proud of both him and his brother Shay. We will weigh Shay tomorrow and I'll report back as to how close he is to the 7lb mark.
Both boys continue to do well with their attempts at breastfeeding. Today Ciaran happened to do a bit better than Shay but they are still preemies and they will flip flop back and forth depending on who is tired that day. Shay did much better yesterday. The boys also had a few other small changes, like having their cots laid down flat instead of angled down (was intended to help with feeding).
So a couple of pictures from today.. I decided to go for some extreme closeups, enjoy!
Pic 1 - Who am I?
Pic 2 - I'm not that baby in the pic above