Day 3

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Today was Day 3 of Ezri's NICU stay and she continues to do very well. She tolerated all of her feeds without spitting up which is very good and means that she will get to increase her feeds tomorrow and decrease her IV fluids. Hopefully the IV will be gone in the next few days and there will be one less wire or tube coming out of our little girl.

Her jaundice was slightly worse today so she again had to hang out under the lights, which she really dislikes since she can't be bundled up. Apparently she has inherited her parents' passion for blankets and throws. At any rate, she was a lot more tolerant of the lights and her eye patches today so hopefully her bilirubin levels will start to decrease. She is also contiuing to give us GLORIOUS diapers, so she may be getting rid of a lot of the bilirubin on her own. At this point, about 90% of what she eats is breastmilk, so that should speed up her digestive system even more. Once she is no longer jaundice, she can start wearing clothes - one of the true joys of having a girl.

In very sad news, I am officially out of the hospital. We still spent the majority of the day with Ezri, but tonight, instead of walking back down the hall to my room, we had to say good-bye and drive home. I plan to be up and back in the NICU by her 9:00 am feed, but it sucks nonetheless. Up to this point, I have been at all of her feedings since she was born - even getting up in the middle of the night to go to the NICU. Fingers crossed that things keep going as well as they have been and we can spring her from that place very soon - believe me, the thought has crossed our minds to just grab her and go.

Here are some of today's photos.


Aunt Erica said...

I Love the picture where she's pointing at her feeding tube, as if to say, 'Look at my feeding tube, it's the latest fall fashion.' Too Freakin' Cute!!!

Aunt Julie said...

Just beautiful, I can't get over how gorgeous she is. She is so sweet.

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely precious! She'll be home in your arms before you know it! All that momma milk is doing her good! : ) Many hugs and prayers being sent your way! ~StacyG

Anonymous said...

Don't rush her Steph. I know you're anxious, but you guys have waited this long. God is just making sure that she is ready. Thanks for sharing her and your story. I will keep you in my prayers.