Saturday, November 22, 2014

NICU Day 63

Baby Girl is at 34 weeks gestation today.  Charlie woke up with a fever, so I'm trying to be extra careful.   I did go see her, but I showered right before I left and walked out the door without even sitting down to put my shoes on.  Trying to balance between my fear of getting her sick and her need to have her family with her is very hard.  Baby Girl nursed today for over 20 minutes.  We didn't give her feed that time.  Since she gained weight, apparently she had enough that feeding to cover.

Baby Girl has graduated to a bassinet.  She's maintaining her temperature and doing well.  Now that she's in the bassinet, she must sleep on her back without the incline.  She snuggled up under an awesome blanket from the JEDI crew... THANK YOU!!



Weight: 2185 grams +55 gram change (4lbs 13 oz)
Milk: 1165 (38.83 oz)
Feeds: 43 ml fortified to 24 calories pushed over 30 min, or breastfeed more than 10 minutes
Iron supplement 1 ml
Tri-Vi-Sol .5 ml twice a day
Day Nurse: Lori
Night Nurse: Kathy

Friday, November 21, 2014

NICU Day 62

Baby Girl decided she was done with nasal cannula today, so she removed hers. They decided to let her try without it for a while and she's about the same as she was with it on, so far.  We shall see how she does.  I did get to feed her again today and Baby Girl likes to EAT.  Daddy cuddled her for an hour or so as well.  I like the new NICU area, it is lots quieter and very peaceful.



Weight: 2130 grams 0 gram change (4lbs 11 oz)
Milk: 1240 (41 oz)
Feeds: 40 ml fortified to 24 calories pushed over 30 min, or breastfeed more than 10 minutes
Iron supplement 1 ml
Tri-Vi-Sol .5 ml twice a day
Low Flow 21% oxygen, 1 Liters
Day Nurse: Lori
Night Nurse: My

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NICU Day 61

Baby Girl had a very busy day today.  First, she had her eye exam this morning.  Everything still looked good, so they are going to let her go 2 weeks before her next check.  Next, I came to see her and we tried to nurse a bit.  She latched for a few seconds at a time, but she was so exhausted from her eye exam, that she really slept through everything.  I also had an appointment for another massage lesson, so we did that as well.  The massage went well and I think it went a long way to making her feel better after the super stressful eye exam.  Because Baby Girl has to have her eyes dilated before they can do the exam, we keep things very dark and quiet on eye exam day.  Today's picture reflects these facts.

Then, this afternoon I got a call from Lori, Baby Girl's primary nurse and one of my favorite people :)  She was very careful to start with telling me Baby Girl was fine, then went on to explain the reason for her call. Baby Girl is doing so well and they have so many babies, that they decided to move her to their step down NICU.  She's going to be in the new NICU room with 3 other babies.  That NICU is much quieter.  There are far fewer alarms, dings and bells, which will be good.  We'll continue to work on feeding and growing.  I look forward to seeing her new space tomorrow.



Weight: 2130 grams -10 grams (4lbs 11 oz)
Milk: 1200 (40 oz)
Feeds: 40 ml fortified to 24 calories pushed over 30 min,
Iron supplement 1 ml
Tri-Vi-Sol .5 ml twice a day
Low Flow 21% oxygen, 1 Liters
Day Nurse: Lori
Night Nurse: Sherry