Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NICU Day 60

Dr. Caldwell called this morning around 10:15 and started talking about things like "Home feeding schedules".  They took her off of the liquid protein because she's gaining weight at a good pace.  If she continues to have minimal alarms, they will also be taking her off the caffeine sometime around Saturday.  I asked if I'd be able to nurse then as well and she said I could nurse now if I wanted to.  So, I decided to go to the hospital over lunch.  I arrived a few minutes late for the 11:30 feeding and Baby Girl was very ready for food.  As soon as we laid her on the pillow in my lap, she latched on and began nursing.  I had pumped just before I left the office to give her a slower flow, she didn't seem to appreciate that very much.  I worked to help her get a faster flow and she nursed well.  Lori was pleased, as was I.  Right now, we'll nurse once a day, hopefully that will increase to twice a day soon.  Kangaroo care remains very important, so we're trying to balance the two.

Weight: 2140 grams +50 grams (4lbs 11 oz)
Milk: 1215 (40.5 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: Alisha


  1. I have been following you since the beginning of your journey after coming across your birth post on BBC. I just wanted to let you know how amazing and beautiful this blog is! Your daughter is a gem. I have an 11 mo old girl, and your story has truly touched my heart. I just wanted to give you some encouragement today, and let you know that I am thinking of and praying for your whole family. I hope this coming holiday season brings plenty of blessings and family time and especially big strides for your littlest one! She is truly incredible, as are you, your hubby, and your son!

    1. Thank you so much! We appreciate all those prayers and positive thoughts. You brightened my day.

  2. Huzzah! So exciting!!

  3. Oh, honey, that is absolutely wonderful!!! I'm getting all teary here and just so so happy for you and for Riley!