Note:  Dad stopped recording statistics on April 14th of 2006, two days before I was so rudely discharged from the hospital.  Feel free to yell at him for shirking his duty on those last two days!  From this point on, sadly, I no longer have the benefit of having hospital personnel and all their fancy equipment for recording my data. Instead I will report back to you each time I get measured when I go to the doctor:

  • Feb. 7, 2008  =  weight:  23 pounds 0 oz.
                             length:  33 inches

             head circumference:  xx centimeters
  • Oct. 16, 2007 = weight:  21 pounds 2 oz.
                     length:  31.5 inches

             head circumference:  48 centimeters
  • May 07, 2007 = weight:  19 pounds 6 ounces
                            length:  30 inches

            head circumference:  47 centimeters
  • Feb. 16, 2007 = weight:  18 pounds 7 ounces

                            length:  28.5 inches

            head circumference:  46.25 centimeters

  • Jan. 16, 2007 = weight:  17 pounds 8 ounces
  • Dec. 15, 2006 = weight:  17 pounds 4 ounces
  • Nov. 09, 2006 = weight:  16 pounds 5 ounces

                            length:   27.5 inches


            head circumference:   44.5 inches
  • Oct. 17, 2006 = weight:  16 pounds  0 ounces
  • Sept. 8, 2006 = weight:  14 pounds 10 ounces

                            length:  26 inches

            head circumference:  43 centimeters

  • July 13, 2006 = weight:  12 pounds 4 ounces

                            length:  23.5 inches

            head circumference:  40.25 centimeters

  • July 05, 2006 = weight:  11 pounds 13 ounces

                            length:  23 inches

            head circumference:  39.8 centimeters

  • June 22, 2006 = weight:  11 pounds 3 ounces
  • June 07, 2006 = weight:  10 pounds 2 ounces

                            length:   22 inches

             head circumference:  38 centimeters

               average feed:  3-4 ounces

  • May 30, 2006 = weight:  9 pounds 13 ounces                     

                            length:  22 inches

         head circumference:  37.8 centimeters

                    average feed:  3-4 ounces

  • May 10, 2006 = weight:  7 pounds 14 ounces

                            length:  19.5 inches

             head circumference:  36 centimeters

                    average feed:  3 ounces plus

  • April 25, 2006 = weight:  6 pounds 13 ounces
  • April 18, 2006 = weight:  6 pounds 1 ounce

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Let me throw some numbers at you, since some of you have been asking for various figures, measurements, and health indicators. "Establish a baseline" was the phrase that came up most - whatever that means - so I will simply repeat to you what the doctors and nurses are telling me:

                                   [Note:   statistics marked with an asterisk (*) are current as of 4/14/06]


  • Date & time of birth:                2/7/06     7:35 pm

  • Age at time of birth:                27 & 1/2 weeks

  • Birthweight:                           2 lb. 10 oz.   (1191 g.)

  • *Current weight:                      6 lb. 1 oz. (2759 g.)

  • *Color:                                  pink

  • Length at birth:                       14.5 in.   (36.5 cm.)

  • Head:                                   10.4 in.   (26.5 cm.)

  • First meal:                             1 cc on 2/9/06 at 11:30 am

  • *Current feed:                        45-60 ml ["ad lib" policy]

  • *Axillary temperature:              97.8 - 99.5 F

  • *Average heart rate:               150s-170s bpm

  • *Average breathing rate:          40s-60s bpm

  • *Today's blood pressure:           58/48/51

  • *Current abdominal girth:           31.5-32 in.

  • *Low-flow nasal cannula level:       1/16 - 1/32 liters


Also of statistical note:
  • Date discharged from hospital:     4/16/06

  • First time oxygen turned off:       4/13/06

  • 1st series of immunizations:          4/11/06

  • Switch to low-flow nasal cannula:    3/30/06

  • Last day of caffeine treatment:    3/27/06

  • Third blood transfusion:              3/26/06

  • Last day of feeding by tube:       3/25/06

  • Second blood transfusion:            3/24/06

  • First use of nasal feeding tube:     3/15/06

  • First attempt to bottlefeed:        3/12/06

  • First day in open-air crib:           3/11/06

  • First attempt to breastfeed:       3/10/06

  • First eye exam:                       3/9/06

  • First blood transfusion:              2/28/06

  • Taken off the CPAP machine:       2/26/06

  • Date taken off IV:                   2/18/06   (on "full feeds" now)

  • Date taken off antibiotics:          2/14/06

  • First nurse:                            Kate


Wanna see some good numbers? Check these out - from Valentine's Day:


= Number in red is my heart rate: 166 b.p.m.

= Number in yellow is my breathing rate: 26 b.p.m.

= Number in green is my oxygen saturation rate: 94 %

= Numbers in blue - that's my pulse: 59/33

[Ignore the numbers in the box at the bottom of the screen - that's the oxygen saturation rate for the little dude in bed #9]