Look at my cute little hat. Now that I'm older my mom can bring my own clothes from me. Every little bit of "normal" we can get we will take.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Preemie Life - Day 22
My daughter is official 3 weeks old. Since her birth she's lost 33 percent of her birth weight and now she's gained 33 percent of her birth weight. That's right my daughter is over 4lbs now! She also is receiving over an ounce of breast milk in her feeds every three hours. Apparently passive eating works for her because she is gaining weight like a champ. She doesn't like to be hungry either. The worst part of her day is the fifteen minutes before feeding time. She cries and her heart rate goes high. She starts smacking her lips, hitting her pacifier, rooting around like a mad women. The girl does not like being hungry. Remind you of any of her relatives :) It really is hard to believe that at this exact moment three weeks ago I was sitting on a bed in triage, fear filling my heart as I watcher her distressed heart rate, confusion over what the pain in my uterus was clouding my mind, Dr, J's blood drained face my own personal centennial. We've come so far from that moment.