Gage looked SO much better today. His head is noticeably smaller and the swelling at the surgery site on his head is all but gone. The surgeons came by and saw him just as we arrived at the NICU this morning and said that everything looked really good. The docs that rounded this morning mentioned going home soon, although they didn't say when. He still has some tests to go through, but it looks like we are definitely on the downhill slope now.
The big news of today is that I got to nurse him twice! They put his feeding tube through his nose so it wouldn't get in the way. The first time this morning with the help of a lactation consultant and by myself this evening. The boy nurses like a champ! It takes a little while to get him to understand what he needs to do, but once he figures it out he's a happy kid. They said they will let me nurse him 3 times tomorrow and make sure he tolerates it well...then I think they will let us loose to nurse whenever we want to.
Here's Daddy's idea of feeding:
And Gage looking pensive: