Saturday, April 25, 2009

Two Pounds & Lots of Bottles

Last night was a good night - Ellie's officially gained just over 2 pounds since birth! She's up to 4 pounds, 12 ounces. She's come a long way from the tiny little girl she once was. She seems "huge" to us now, but then we see full term babies and realize she's still so small.

Yesterday I believe she took a bottle at all (definitely most) of her feedings as well. She doesn't always finish the whole bottle quite yet, but she's getting more proficient. What she doesn't finish by bottle they currently give to her via her feeding tube. The goal is to get her to take everything by bottle. I can tell each time we give her the bottle that she's getting the hang of it more and more.

Praise the Lord for His provision for our baby girl. Please continue to pray for strength for us in these last couple of weeks before we bring her home.

Also, my friend Martha emailed me that her friend Jamie's baby, Veda, has been transferred to the same hospital we are at. I'm hoping to catch up with her at some point (though she's most likely back in the West NICU where we started). Please be praying for them as they are at the beginning stages of the journey we are coming to the end of.


Stephanie said...

Yay for Elise!!!! Awesome weight gain and great feedings. Praying for continued improvement.

I'll be keeping your friends baby in my prayers!

Claire said...

Go Elise!


Jennifer said...

Even babies that haven't been in the nicu don't always finish their bottles all the way...sounds like she's doing GREAT! Congrats on the two pound gain...looks like another pound milestone is creeping up too! wahoo!

Susan Carson said...

Good for you, Ellie- you are getting to be such a big girl. Keep enjoying those bottles with gusto and soon you'll be rid of that pesky feeding tube! Tell your mom I'll see her (and you) this week!