I had my nurse call lactation to discuss my concerns with feeding. I found it very upsetting that we were expending so much effort on bottles when breastfeeding hasn't been fully established. No one understood why the orders were written to require bottle feeding for the fortified feeds since we weren't ready to go home yet. Lactation talked with the physicians who were assigned to Baby Girl for the day and they said they thought we were further along and agreed to back down on the bottle feeding to conserve energy for nursing. Once Baby Girl can nurse three times consecutively without having to be supplemented by NG tube, we'll talk about adding things back in (and I might even get a room).
As I pulled up to the hospital I got a text from one of my coworkers indicating they had been laid off. As I headed into the hospital, I started getting updates, some of which indicated to me that the only reason I wouldn't have known about this ahead of time would be because I was to be included in the layoffs. I called HR and confirmed I did indeed need to come in to gather paperwork and my personal belongings out of my office. I worked hard to ensure the layoff was as painless as possible for our HR director, who I greatly respect. One of my coworkers helped us get everything out to the car and loaded my heavy stuff for me. It was all very low key and mellow. I'm looking over the paperwork they gave me and I need to get it back to them sometime just before my next birthday. All in all, not an unpleasant layoff. I tried to say hi to our new CEO, but he ducked his head and wouldn't look at me or acknowledge me, that part was a little strange.
This week has been a bit of a roller coaster, but all we can do is keep riding, so Weeeeee!
Dark and quiet, eyes are dilated, so no light today.
Weight: 2445 grams 30 grams (5 lbs 6oz)
Milk: 1010 (33.66 oz)
Feeds: 61 ml 5 unfortified, 3 fortified to 24 calories pushed over 30 min
2 fortifications with Enfamil human milk fortifier, 1 with Neosure
Nursed: 2.5 nursing session out of 3 total attempts
Tri-Vi-Sol .5 ml
Day Nurse: Carrie
Night Nurse: Melissa