Monday, March 13, 2006

3/12/06 and 3/13/06 Update

Before I update on Emma I want to thank another one of my forum, The swap n shop forum members for their contributions towards a gift card. We'll be using it to buy a fisher price cradle swing when she gets closer to coming home. Everyone's continued generosity is just amazing. THANK YOU and God Bless You!!!

Yesterday Emma was up to 2 lbs 3.8 ounces. She was on 3 cc/ml per hour feeds and minimal oxygen through her nasal canula. We took Nana Mary and Great Grandma Stanford to see her. Lily didn't go in since she has a cold starting but Caden came in for a quick second. Both Sean and I were able to hold her for a few minutes. They had just finished putting in a new Picc line so she was already out of her isolette. I just LOVE holding her. We went back to visit her around 9 so I could bring more milk and we both got to hold her for a little while longer.

We went back today, 3/13/06 at lunchtime and Sean held her kanagaroo style, skin to skin. He was just loving it! I pumped while he was cuddling with her. Her stats were good while he was holding her. They both got so comfy in the rocking chair that they took a 40 minute nap together! Sean was as content as to be, and Emma looked pretty comfy too. I really wish I had the camera. We'll be going back tonight so maybe I'll get to hold her (I hope). She went down 2 grams today but is still weighing 2 lbs 3.6 ounces. Her feeds are up to 3.5 cc/ml per hour. MORE than halfway to full feeds. They started her on Reglan and Zantac today for her Reflux issues (her esophogus is still not mature so some of her food is coming back up a bit which is causing some of the "spells" she is having). They are hoping that her spells will decrease. so are we. Overall, she is doing well though. Maintaining her weight, not requiring too much oxygen and pretty stable.

Here are a few pictures from yesterday's visit.


Kelly (IluvBabies) said...

She looks good Elaina!!

wheezeybouncer said...

emma, precious, you are just going from strength to strength! keep up the good fight sweetheart

love, geina xx

~Di~ said...

Awww look at her! She even looks like she has picked up some weight. She is so precious. I am so glad to hear she is doing well. Keep up the good work Princess Emma!

Kristin said...

She looks great Elaina!!! Keep growing strong Emma :)

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful update! :0) The pics are adorable. I'm so happy to read that Emma is doing so well! :0))) More answered prayers for sure!
You look great too by the way!

Kym said... can tell in her face that she's putting on some weight! I love the hat! *s*

Shelly said...

She does look plumper now - look at that face! How cute her and Daddy napped together :)