Wednesday, April 30, 2008
She's getting another transfusion today because she's just not producing those red blood cells fast enough yet.
She hasn't been having any apnea or bradycardia spells (at least not that we've been told of ) and hasn't even been dropping her O2 saturations much : ). She also has not needed oxygen for feedings since Sunday night : ).
It looks like she's going to be heading home right around May 17th or very soon after at this rate! : ) May 17th is our nephew Cameron's 10th birthday! It is also my cousin Hayley's 6th birthday party, so that may be interesting if she does come home on that day! It will all work out, though : ).
Here are a few pictures from last night.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I went down last night and got some funny pics...I'll post them at the bottom. I was there for her 8:00 feeding. Again, she was barely awake and not too in to it. She was mostly using the nipple as a pacifier. Then she started dropping her sats...they would go down in to the 70's and then back up in to the 90's. So her nurse put her nasal cannula on her and gave her some flow and a little bit of O2. But by then, Brooke wanted nothing to do with the bottle, so the rest went down her feeding tube. I don't know if it's that time (8:00) or me or what!? LOL.
Now on to the pictures...the funny ones are the close ups of her face ; ). Between the faces she's making in some of them and her nose being squished by the way the feeding tube is and the hat, they're just funny! (Sorry some of these first ones are so dark...#1) our camera sucks sometimes and #2) it's hard to get decent pics through the isolette sometimes!)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
And here are some pictures that I took Friday evening.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Last night she weighed in at 3lb. 4.5oz.! Her feedings are now at 32cc's every 3 hours. WOW! I'm not sure if she had a bottle yesterday, but I know her nurse told me a little bit ago that she was going to give her one at her 11am feeding. Doug and I will be going in this evening, but not in time for a feeding : (. Maybe we can give her a bath, though!
Well, I think that's all for now! I should have some new pics to post tomorrow : ).
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Doug's mom and I went down Sunday afternoon and she finally got to hold her for the first time.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
She was back down to room air and 1.5L flow last night, but this morning she was back up to 2L flow (still room air) because she was having a lot of "episodes" during the night. Nothing they're worried about, though!
I took along the outfit that my sister got her (in the "Gifts" post it's the one piece preemie outfit that's white and has the red and blue stars and cupcake on it). It fit her PERFECTLY! I couldn't believe it! I didn't have to roll the sleeves or cuff the ankles. WOW. We found out last night that as of Tuesday night (that's the night the babies get measured), she is 15 3/4 inches! She's grown 3/4 of an inch already! And I can really tell she's starting to fill out.
She's 3.5 weeks old already and it's flown by. She's going to be home in NO time!
P.S. I forgot my camera last night, so no pics : (
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Other than that, she's still doing great : ).
Shame on me! I forgot to say that she is now 4 grams above 3lbs.! AND last night they moved her over to the "other side" of the NICU where the bigger babies are! : )
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I decided to post some pics of some of the gifts Brooke has received so far! Some are from the baby shower and others came in the mail from online friends!