Sunday, May 6, 2007

Day 91

Nasal Cannula here we come! Sleeping beauty

Faith is not on the ventilator! Hooray! In fact as of this afternoon she is not even on CPAP, but on nasal cannula! YAY!!! She might need to go back on the CPAP for a little bit (she gets easily tuckered out breathing on the cannula), but we're just happy to be done with that ventilator! Our next big battle is feeding. While Faith has a good sucking reflex, the suck, swallow breathing part has been difficult. We have been trying a little bit of breast feeding which has been going ok. We are taking "baby steps"- some "sessions" she almost gets it, and others she freaks out. Due to Faith's recent setbacks she is behind in this area- so please pray with us that she will get the hang of feeding. Faith's weight gain (or lack of it) is becoming a little problem. For the past month she really hasn't gained weight. She is about 4 pounds 1 ounce now, which is very small for her gestational age (39 weeks). It is true that she has been through a lot, therefore there is a reason she hasn't gained, but she does need to start packing on the ounces or she won't be able to come home (there isn't a weight requirement to go home but there is a requirement of her being able to consistently gain weight).

We'll that's about it for today!

Thanks for checking' in!

Brian and Jen

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey... she is a nice looking baby.
Talk to you guys soon,
Amy

Anonymous said...

She is so darn cute...Oh my Goodness! LOVE THE BOW! We are so happy and PROUD of y'all ..and FAITH...YOU GO GIRL! God is healing you in HIS timing...now start eating like crazy and pack the pounds on..If you want some of you Aunt Susan's weight let me know HA! You, Dear Baby Faith, are such an inspiration and have touched SO MANY lives already! You ARE one of Gods miracles! ;)
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We love you
Aunt Susan and Uncle MIke
xo xo xoxoxoxooxox

Tyler and Caleb said...

Hallelujah!! She is SO beautiful guys... I love the yellow bow!
Lots of Love,
Marni

Anonymous said...

I CANT STAND IT..I had go and look at the baby again today..She is JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Just wanted to say hello and see how "my" baby is doing!

Keep on showing everyone Faith..what TRUE FAITH truly is! ;)

I love you
Aunt Susan
xo xo xoxo

Paula said...

She is so sweet and beautiful.I'm so happy to see her progress.