Today I bought a larger bottle on Amazon, right now I just have 4 oz bottles. Once I get it I'm going to try to offer 5 ounces at a feeding and see how he does. If I can get him to 5 ounces I think I'll try keeping the tube out overnight. Wow - I can't imagine having a somewhat "normal" life! The only thing that won't be normal for us is that I'm not nursing anymore. Formula and bottles are a new experience for me. I have no problem with using formula but I'd prefer not to pay for it. The idea of paying for something that I could provide is frustrating. I stopped pumping a few weeks ago because my supply was getting pretty low and the pumping was getting to be too much. I was trying to feed a bottle, then setting up the tube feedings and then pumping. It was a pretty long process. I could probably start pumping more again to try and get my supply back up but I don't know if I have it in me to do that. The thought of Trey being able to feed himself his own bottle in a few months is also kind of nice. I've never had that. I usually nurse the kids until 1 and totally wean at 13 months.
As I write Trey is now receiving his overnight feed of 480 mL or a little over 16 ounces. He's still set up in the take along swing next to our bed. His bassinet has now turned into his dresser. I keep all of his clothes and other supplies in there. He still doesn't have a room in the house though. We haven't quite decided what to do with the other kids. Bryce keeps insisting that he wants to share a room with Cole but I'm not exactly sure if that's a great idea. We could move the computer down to the basement and move Trey in there but that means a lot of rearranging. I don't know if we have enough energy for that right now! I guess we still have a few weeks left to decide. Right now I should probably just focus on weaning him off of the tube at night and getting through Christmas!