Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Three Pounds!!!!!

Last night Ellie weighed in at 3 pounds, 0.2 ounces!!! HURRAY!!!! I could hardly believe by eyes when I saw the number on the scale. Praise the Lord!!!!!! Thank you so much for all of your prayers for her growth!

Although many of you commented on the almost three pound mark in response to my last blog post, I hadn't read any of the comments before they weighed her last night and for some reason it hadn't registered in my mind that 15.6 ounces is so close to 1 pound. I can hardly believe she's gotten that big. We'll see tonight if she maybe drops back under since she's so close to the 3 pound mark, but it's so good to see her at the point of being ready to be at another pound.

Yesterday when we saw her, Kit and I were both commenting on how much bigger she seemed. Maybe she heard us and got the hint to make sure she gained enough to hit 3 pounds. We keep hearing from the nurses and respiratory therapists that she thinks she's older than she is.

On another exciting note, the doctor said today that Ellie is doing "fantastic." He said that her heart murmur has been lessening, and he expects to see the ductus close on it's own without medication or surgery within 1-2 weeks. Please join us in praying hard that this happens. This closing should also be the thing that allows her to go off of her CPAP and will allow her to just have growing and learning to "suck, swallow and breath" so that she can eat on her list of to dos.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Yay Elise!!! We will continue to pray!

Kelly said...

YEAH!!! Three pounds - yes, she might toot or poop out a few ounces with the her regularity, but yeah!

Wow - she might come home in 5 1/2 weeks! What a blessing - we're so happy she'll be home soon.

Kelly

Heidi said...

I am very happy for her and both of you. She must have a fighting instinct.

Rejchrts said...

AMEN!!!

Heather and Travis said...

Yay! Way to go Ellie!! Congrats on the three pound mark. Praying that things continue to go well and that you continue to grow, grow, grow.

Rebecca said...

YAY! I'm so excited for the three of you. Way to go Ellie, 3 pounds AND rootin' around. She's going to be a champ at nursing... she's got the persistance and spunk to make it happen! lol. Just like Ethan did. :) It sounds like you guys have a lot of really quality support and help through the NICU staff, I'm so glad. We love you guys!

Melissa Nickerson said...

Wonderful news!!!

Amanda said...

Hurray for 3 pounds!! Praying the ductus closes on it's own and that Ellie becomes a "cruiser" just waiting to grow bigger before she can go home!

Jennifer said...

Wahoo!!!!

Mandy Gramkow said...

YIPPEE!