Jonah slept through the night! He had been getting up three to four times a night here lately, so the sleeping all the way through was a very welcome change. However, now we are down a feeding, so I'm praying he'll compensate during the day.
He's still been eating very well, usually averaging between 25 to 30 ounces. Thanksgiving Day he ate horribly, but it was partially my fault. I realized the next day that I had been inadvertently using level one nipples part of the time. Debbie had bought some new bottles for us, and I wasn't even thinking about it when I dried them and put them together that, even though they are eight ounce bottles, they come with level one nipples. He does and has been using level three nipples for a very long time, and as much junk as we add to his bottles, I'm sure he was completely frustrated that nothing was coming out. I felt terrible when I realized it. I had meant to change the nipples out for ones I had brought from home.
That may have had something to do with making his lip worse, but it had blistered several days before, so I knew it was just a matter of time before that skin sloughed off, which it did on Friday. And unfortunately most of the photos you saw in the Thanksgiving post were taken before it got so bad. It is still very bad, bleeding with every bottle and many times when he puts a toy to his mouth. Then it will re-scab, but it happens again and again. I'm trying to keep Aquaphor on it, but I'm at a loss since I can't use my ever loved Polysporin/Desitin combo. It's hard when his lip is in such bad shape, because you can't use anything on it that's bad to ingest.
Off to attempt our first feeding of the day, but just wanted to give those couple updates. Continued prayer for his lip (which is proving impossible to heal) would be appreciated.