Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One Week Old

I took the Little Flower to see her sister again yesterday:

I know she doesn't exactly look thrilled in the picture but she was very interested in seeing Flowerbud. We brought a little stuffed animal rattle for the Little Flower to leave with Flowerbud. These pseudonyms are starting to annoy me what about you?


I made a big production (albeit a quiet one) out of leaving it for Flowerbud to see:

Flowerbud's feedings have been cut down because she isn't digesting the full amount every time. She had to have an IV placed. She's been doing better on her tummy. Doesn't she look comfy?

I was able to do Kangaroo Care for the first time today. It was heaven. It was also all I could do to stay awake. I just kept thinking how embarrassing it would be if all of the sudden the nurse was shaking my shoulder and calling my name. Flowerbud totally zonked out and not one episode of bradycardia!

I went back this evening and I'm so glad I did. She was the most alert I've seen her. Here she is being weighed:

She's finally back up to her birth weight! And she was doing so well we were able to do kangaroo care again! Here's another picture of those beautiful open eyes:

I'm hoping to do skin to skin with every feeding at some point, but for now she needs to be under the lights as much as possible. Until then I do this:

Can't wait to have her home...


MamáChanga said...

Awww...I'm so glad to read she's doing well & you ALL had a wonderful day! Keep the updates coming, 'cause you know I'm checking on you SEVERAL times a day!

Lots of prayers, hugs & blessings!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL. I am so happy for you guys and know Chloe wants to come home as much as you want her there. Love You Guys.


nkd said...

She looks great-- like a real baby! It's always two steps forward and half a step back. Take a deep breath, do what you can and remember to be easy on yourself-- you just had major surgery.