Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Half a pound of tuppenny rice...

Half a pound of treacle.
Mix it up and make it nice,
Pop! goes the weasel.

Half a pound! That's all my baby needs to gain before she graduates to a crib! Once she gets to the crib she'll be monitored for a few days to verify that she can maintain her body temperature. Once she can then she gets to come home!

That is the last test that she has to pass. The other tests -- breathing/apnea/bradycardia, eating, digesting, steady weight gain -- she has already passed. Dr. Darling thinks it could be less than two weeks from now. I certainly hope so, but I'm still taking things one day at a time. It freaks me out to look at a calendar and see the weeks and days in front of me.

She is up a POUND from her birthweight -- from 2 pounds 10 ounces to 3lbs 10oz.
She has grown almost an inch -- from 15 inches to 15 6/8".

Thanks, y'all, for the tips and suggestions on how to beat this yeasty stuff. I'm thinking I've got it beaten now. The lactation consultant will visit again today, and hopefully I can nurse Lydia again. Whoo-hoo!

Here are some photos of our little booger from last night at the nicu. Chip left work early, and we drove over to Tupelo for the 5:30pm and 8:30pm feedings.













Just had to throw in this one of her blonde blonde hair -- just like Daddy's.

5 comments:

sm2 said...

She looks so beautiful! Love that fluffy, blond hair!

Ginger said...

she is absolutely beautiful, Lisa!!!!!!

Alison said...

What a sweetie! Look at those big eyes, she looks so aware! Trying to make sense of this new world...

Leah Maria said...

Love all the hair! What a sweetie!

Casey said...

I can't get over her hair! No doubt whose baby that is! She looks so good, Lisa! Growing healthy and strong :)