Today marks four weeks since Ellie's birth. She's come so far, and we are blessed.
She's still off CPAP - praise the Lord! She weighed in last night at 3 pounds, 3.9 ounces and tonight at 3 pounds, 4.7 ounces. Last night her nurse, Robby (sp?), took out her feeding tube from her mouth and moved it to her nose (I'll post pictures soon) so that nursing would be easier and so that she could get used to using her mouth without the tube in it.
Today they switched her from the open bed to an isolette/incubator. The NICU she's in likes to have babies who having breathing assistance in the open, temperature-controlled beds for easier access; however, the isolettes provide a quieter environment along with temperature control so they move them to that type of bed once they can breath on their own. Eventually I think she'll be moved into a crib before we take her home. (I'll post isolettes pictures soon too.)
Last night and tonight both I was able to try nursing her again. She was a bit tired tonight; however, she kept her sats up well the entire time she was nursing. Last night her sats dropped a couple of times while she was nursing - leading to a few pauses in nursing - but I also hadn't pumped in a few hours due to leaving pump parts at the hospital and then at home so she had a lot of milk coming her way. Last night she managed to get 2 cc of milk into her little tummy. I had pumped tonight so if she got anything it was just a bit.
Well, I'm off to bed.