Wednesday, May 27, 2009

8 days old

Here is our girl yesterday- at 7 days old, upon my arrival at the hospital. She had burped up some nasty leftovers from her previous feeding -but the onesie was so cute on her and so true: our angel girl (2).

Kyla Whitney is 8 days old today, and status quo on the feeding issues. I spent most of the day at the hospital that past 2 days, and she is a very tired girl. She feeds every 3 hours - so she eats at 8, 11, 2, and 5. Some feedings, she'll suck for anywhere from 5-15cc's, and her goal for each bottle is 55 cc's. So, the remainder of what she doesn't finish is done through her tube. One ounce = 30 cc = 30 ml.
Today, she barely wanted to wake up for us. We are still being reassured that things are OK; she is healthy and will wake up for brief periods here and there, but they are OK if she refuses to even attempt to suck, and let her feed through the tube. Gestationally, she's still only 37 weeks (tomorrow) so we have to wait it out until her little self decides its time to wake up and really EAT!
And, mama is proud. NO tears today (yet). I ache when my arms aren't able to hold my girl whenever I want, but I know she is in the best place, and really, things could be a lot worse for her. For now, she is always in my thoughts every second of the day.

3 comments:

Jenni said...

*Hugs*

Hope your little angel is home with you very soon! I can't imagine how hard it must be to leave her each night. :(

Nada in Australia said...

She is just beautiful. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Piccinigirl said...

*hugs hugs*
she's doing great sweetie. Even Full term babies (and we had one in the NICU when the boys were there) sometimes need a little extra time to learn to Suck, swallow, breathe. She's be home sooner than you can imagine and now she's in the best place.

of course, that hurts you not to have her with you, but you're amazing and caring and you know that she's going to in your arms FOREVER.

Plus she's absolutely gorgeous!!!! What a little charmer.
*hugs, hugs*

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