Monday, April 6, 2009

Pacifier, Bottle, Burping & Nursing

Our little girl is progressing wonderfully! Yesterday, thanks to her nurse Ruby, she ate from a bottle for the first time and even got about 12 cc. She also graduated to the next bigger size of pacifier. (The new one is teal, but the photos below of from Saturday with her purple one. We kept the purple one as a momento.) Her feedings have been at 27 cc every three hours for the past few days, and she seems to be tolerating them well. She's also gradually getting the hang of nursing, and we'll try again tonight.

Daddy with his pacifier (Starbucks) and Ellie with hers.

Loving it.

She loves to cuddle up with daddy and suck on her pacifier while she gets her food via her feeding tube.

Daddy doing a wonderful job giving her her first bottle feeding.

She loved it.

At this point she was tired so you can see that some of the milk is leaking out around her mouth.

Burp time.

From April 5, 2009

Daddy burping Ellie for the first time.
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Amy B said...

Okay I have to sweet does she know that baby smell. She just LOOKS like she smells sweet.

Unknown said...

AH!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I love the pics of her:) She's getting SO BIG!!!!! I can't wait to meet this little lady:):)

Anonymous said...

She is getting so big and so strong!! I am so happy for you guys! You MUST be soooo proud!! I keep watching for updated blogs and I love to read how she is doing!! I cant wait to hear when she gets to go wont be too long now!! Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl!! Bethany