Thank you all for your prayers regarding my last post. Good news: Ellie weighed in at 2 pounds, 10.5 ounces tonight! The nurse, Danelle, was surprised so she weighed her again (which our other night nurse Andrea had done last night as well), and she still came in at the higher weight. So we're back up again!
I forgot the camera at home so we don't have any new photos, but Ellie was a little cutie tonight during kangaroo care. She's really into sucking both on her pacifier and her feeding tube. So during the first few minutes that I held her she was noisily (she's a smacker) sucking away at her feeding tube. Once she got settled she spent most of the hour and a half with her little mouth wide open in the shape of an O. Too cute. She's supposed to keep her mouth closed to keep the CPAP oxygen flowing but did okay with it open.
She was wide-eyed when we left tonight, and I had the hardest time leaving. Normally she's all cuddled in with her eyes shut when we leave so I don't feel so bad when we go (not that it's ever easy to leave but somehow leaving a sleeping baby is easier than one who is wide awake). This time she kept opening her eyes to look around and moving her little tongue all around in her mouth. She's so precious.
Update 3/19: When Kit talked with the doctor this morning, he did mention that Elise may have just been needing to have a bowel movement, which might explain some of the weight gain. Either way, it was nice to not see another loss last night.