Friday, September 26, 2014

NICU Day 5

After much debate and angsting over whether or not I was secretly sick or soon to be sick, I did go ahead and do Kangaroo care today.  Baby Girl and I spent an hour and a half quietly resting together.  I can't even express how much I miss having her inside me.  She was on 26% O2 at the time and she started high satting and had to go back down to room air (which means she liked it).  She snuggled down, ate her 2ml of fresh breast milk (I had pumped right before) and went to sleep.  She was a super happy girl.  While she received her breast milk, she sucked on her OG tube, Rachel said this was called cueing and is another special thing Baby Girl is doing.

Of course, on the way home, I started thinking maybe, I might feel some drainage.  By the time I got home, I'd worked myself into a state, and then when one more thing happened (someone sneezed or something) I totally freaked out and had a panic attack... fun times.  My nose is tingling, so I fear I may in fact have a cold.  I will probably skip visiting the NICU tomorrow.  

I'm holding onto the fact that I wore a mask and that she's taking a fresh batch of breast milk and hoping desperately that she doesn't get sick.

Height: 12 3/4 inches (32.385)
Weight: 1lb 10 oz (737 grams) down 20 grams from yesterday
(she'd actually gained 100 g yesterday and lost 20 today, which is still pretty awesome)

Pump Total: 426 ml (14.2 oz)
feedings steady at 2ml every 3 hours - no residuals between feeds
Kangaroo Care - 1.5 hours
May be off phototherapy tomorrow.  Bilirubin just over 2
CPAP 5, Back down on room air (21% O2)
PICC Line In
Night: Heather
Day: Rachel B


  1. Oh no hope you feel better soon. Seeing the pic of you holding her melts my heart. I remember when my grandson was in the NICU and we did Kangaroo care for him. So special.

  2. I hope it turns out that there is NOTHING wrong with you and it's just unexpected allergies! I am thinking of you all.

  3. What an absolutely beautiful photo :) She looks so peaceful, snuggled up against you :)

    I hope you do not end up being sick {{{hugs}}}