Saturday, October 25, 2014

NICU Day 34

So, I've learned that preemie's age by gestation until they hit 40 weeks, then they have an adjusted age.  So, right now, Baby Girl is 4 weeks, 5 days old and as of today, 30 weeks gestation.  When Baby Girl reaches 14 weeks, 5 days, she'll be a newborn according to her adjusted age.  At 15 weeks, she'll be 2 days adjusted.  It is a new way of counting, but I'm growing accustomed to it.

Dr. Anderson called today.  Baby Girl had no instances of fast breathing yesterday. If she does that again, he might try weaning the NIPPV tomorrow.  The top priority right now is growing and she's doing a great job!  30 grams today.

Baby Girl had a special treat today and so did her daddy.  For the very first time, Husband did Kangaroo care.  He said he'd try to do it for half an hour.  She's very tiny and quite intimidating.  An hour and a half later, we gently placed her back in her incubator.  Daddy and daughter had a very good visit.

Weight: 1210 grams (up 30 grams) - 2 lb 10 oz
Milk: 1105 (36.83 oz)
Feeds: 23 ml pushed over 30 min, Iron supplement and 1ml, Tri-Vi-Sol, .4 ml protein x 8/day (every feeding)
NIPPV at 20, 23%-36% oxygen.
No labs in the morning
Night Nurse: Stephanie


  1. I'm glad she got a nice long cuddle with her Daddy :) She is adorable!

  2. Awwww thats a lovely pic. Def one to treasure. I love the progress she is making and also the diary you are keeping. It will be wonderful to look back on how far she has come.

  3. Yay! Now a pic of the two of you with her :)