Today was a pretty big deal. Coraline is finally big enough to wear clothes! She needed to get to 1500g and she was up to 1550 (3 lbs 7 oz) as of last night.
After we got to the hospital today she:
Got a bath. She really seemed to like it. Considering how out of sorts she must have felt in that situation, she dealt with it really well and was very chill.
Got to snuggle with Pops. While the bed was remade…Dad got to hold her for awhile and she seemed quite content in that situation as well.
Dressed! We need to find some easier to use preemie clothes. It’s nice to have a button or zip-up front onesie, or something along those lines. It’s a lot harder to find them than you would think. We even stopped at Babies R Us on the way home to see if they had anything. Nope. Nothing. Useless. Come on, baby store! Really?
Zonked out! This was a fun, but trying, exercise in babydom. We will have more fun and exciting days like this. This yawn led to sleepy eyes, which led to out like a light.
As for news for the future…
She is doing really well on the nasal IMV and the docs and nurses have started to wean her off of the pressure. She doesn’t seem to really need it. She hasn’t been relying on it and breathes over it just fine. The machine was set to 40 breaths per minutes earlier this week. It is now set to 30. They will probably move to 20 next. Once she shows that she can deal with that…then she will either move on to the c-pap (or si-pap) or vapo-therm. We’re going to hope for vapo-therm. It seems much more comfortable for baby….so long as she can breathe.
What an awesome day! We’re so happy for the three of you!
She looks sooo big now!! Its wonderful to see her dressed in “real” clothes. She will probably have a strange fear of sock Monkeys from now on!