Elise hit 5 pounds tonight!!! Well, 5 pounds, 0.8 ounces to be exact. It's hard to believe that 7 weeks ago she was actually under her birth weight of 2 pounds, 11 ounces and that she's now put on well over 2 pounds. Once she hits 5 pounds, 6 ounces, she will have doubled in weight. Doubled! She's close.
I neglected to mention earlier today that last night she took her first full bottle from me. She's taken many a full bottle from the nurses and a couple for Kit, but last night was the first full bottle for me. And tonight she took another full bottle from me! It's hard to explain, but being able to feed your baby all of her food yourself feels very satisfying when you haven't been able to do so since she was born. Please pray that she continues her progress on bottle feeding.
In other exciting news, Ellie's buddy Anthony had his first real meal today - formula from a bottle! Now that he's off the ventilator, he seems to be enjoying life much more. Pray that his lungs continue on the path to functioning properly.
Well, I'm off to bed.