Elise continues to remain stable. Hurray! Her weight was down a bit last night to 2 pounds, 12.6 ounces. Otherwise, they're keeping her continuous feedings at 7 cc per hour with the milk fortified to 24 calories, they're keeping her CPAP at the new lower pressure of 4, she poops with pretty much every diaper (and they're good poops in both size and color), her heart murmur remains the same, and she's not symptomatic of any problems.
Kit asked the doctor today whether they will be doing a head ultrasound this week like they thought they might two weeks ago. He said that they aren't planning on doing one at this point since she's not symptomatic of further hemorrhaging. They will do at least one more before she's discharged but don't have a reason to do one right away.
We're really at the point where she just needs time to continue to grow and develop. So we're taking things one day at a time. She continues to be as feisty as ever and has built herself quite the reputation as such. She and Kit are cuddling up every afternoon, and she and I are kangarooing every evening. She seems to really enjoy these times, and I've found she opens her eyes most when daddy talks to her. She's our precious little gift from God. We are so thankful for her little life and for all the joy she has brought us already.
Thank you for your prayers for Ellie's continued health and growth.
(Sorry, no new photos to post...we'll take some tonight.)