Sunday, August 26, 2007

Day 15 of our NICU journey and things are starting to progress rather quickly. We found out that after we had left following her 9:00pm feeding last night, Ezri woke up about 20 minutes before her midnight feeding and let it be known to her nurse that she would be taking a bottle. She sucked it down in less than ten minutes and then slept through her 3:00am feeding so they just tube fed her. At 6:00am, she was up and ready again, so they gave her a bottle but she only got halfway through before passing out asleep. She was able to bottle feed all of her 9:00am, 6:00pm, and 9:00pm feedings for us, and we told her nurse to go ahead and give her a bottle tonight if she's up and is giving signs that she would rather nipple feed than get it through the tube. We are slowly inching our way to complete nipple feedings which means getting closer and closer to having her home finally.

Miss Ezri also surpassed the 4 1/2 lb. mark and is now a hefty 4 lbs. 9 oz. Her temperature remains consistent and we even had to take away some of her blankets because she was getting so warm.

Overall, we're finding Ezri to be a lot more expressive the last few days - lots of shifty-eyed glances and crooked smiles. She is definitely changing quite a bit over the last two weeks and we can't wait to get her home so that we don't have to miss anything else.

By the way, thanks to the Fronzaglio clan and Grandma Bastien for the fancy froggy duds. They fit really well and match the new hat we bought her yesterday.


Aunt Julie said...

She is just way too sweet. I love seeing all of the new pictures of her. Cna't wait to see her again in person.

Love to you all

Aunt Laurie said...

The hat rocks! I want one...

Love, Me

Aunt Erica said...

Too stinkin' cute. Keep on getting stronger, little one, there are a lot of people anxious to see you. :) Love You All!