Can you believe how big she is getting?!!! Look at those chubby cheeks! Although she looks HUGE compared to where she was she is still tiny- her head is about the size of an apple (but it was a the size of a lemon so she is growing!) She is holding steady at 2.3 pounds. She had a rough night last night but had a better day. She moves around a lot so the tubes that go down her throat move as well and need to be readjusted frequently. When I got to the NICU today she was not have a very good day- I was sad because I thought that meant I wouldn't be able to "kangaroo" her. The nurses tried tons of things to make her more comfortable but nothing seemed to work- then one nurse said, "she needs her mommy!!!" And sure enough once I held her she did fantastic! She went to the lowest amount of oxygen she had all day and all her vitals signs were excellent. I usually hold her at the same time everyday so she expects it now. When Brian got the hospital later that afternoon, she perked right up again when she heard his voice. It is wonderful that she is getting so comfortable around us and looks forward to our visits!
Thanks for the prayers!
Brian and Jen :)
PS: She had a not so good looking x-ray today that showed damage to her lungs- please pray that her lungs will be healed!
PSS: The red spot on her chin is an ouchie from the tape that was holding the ventilator tubes to her mouth. Not to worry- it will heal quickly!