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


  1. This sounds like good news. If nothing else, quieter is nice. :)

  2. So exciting about the new room.

  3. Moving to step-down is awesome! She's showing off her rockstar abilities in all kinds of ways this week :)