I thought I would update sooner rather than later. Emma continues to do well. She successfully nursed without the nipple shield today on both sides. I will just continue to attempt it with each feeding and eventually we'll get there.
Caden and Lily can't get enough of the baby. They give her lots of love and kisses. We've even caught Lily wandering around the house while Emma is sleeping looking for her and saying "baaaahhh" Which is what she calls the baby.
Nights are going...alright. We're left tired in the morning though. Emma likes to eat and then not go back to sleep at her 1 a.m. feeding. We're thinking she is still used to the NICU schedule. They used to do her bath and weight and then feed at 1 a.m. So she is used to being up a bit longer. Mommy and Daddy are not. Last night Emma ended up sleeping on Daddy's chest since daddy needed rest.
All in all things ontinue to go well. She has her bloodwork again on monday to check her anemia. Hopefully she has gained some wieght and her levels are going up and not down.