My dd was born at 27 weeks, and is now 36 weeks gestational age and 6 lbs. We have been able to try oral feedings for the past 1-2 weeks. She can coordinate OK, once took a whole feeding from the bottle and sometimes gets a good rhythm with breastfeeding. However she is virtually always sleepy. I have never once seen her wake up hungry or cry (well, she cries if her blood is getting drawn etc but never fussy or hungry). She is rarely awake and alert. She is gaining tons of weight- like, one and a half ounces per day. She is otherwise healthy.
So, I know I have to be patient and wait for her to wake up, but it feels like it's taking a long time. I feel like she is getting overfed and thus never hungry but the nurse reassured me that it was just a matter of patience. Any one else with any similar experience? I need to work on my patience but I think I'm just not ready yet ;)