Thursday, June 15, 2006
She had her first full 2 oz bottle today. She's been hungry today, her feeding this morning she sucked down in 14 minutes which is about half the time it normally takes her. She was awake the whole time we were there, and even smiled at her daddy. Mostly she just stared at us, it was really cute. She's 5 lbs 10.5 oz now, growing like a weed. She gains on average about an ounce and a third each night, which is great. Talked to the nurse practitioner again and she is looking at the beginning of next week, she said the 18th is the earliest but they may want to keep her another couple days. That's IF she doesn't have any heartrate drops. If they do the study most likely the result will be that she is just immature, and they will probably send her home on a monitor and maybe will put her back on caffiene but probably won't have to do that since her episodes are only once every 6 or 7 days. She's not even having them much during feedings anymore, sometimes only once every couple days which is great, and it is usually b/c she forgets to swallow. They said the test will show if it is reflux, which I doubt it is but even if it is that's just medication that they give her. So, time will tell, right now we have no idea when she will be home which is frustrating. I am a planner, I like to know well ahead of time what is going on, not be hanging in limbo wondering if I can go to a movie on Tuesday or if I will have my baby home. :::::::sigh::::::: She's 36 weeks tomorrow, and will be 7 weeks old on Sunday.