Monday, August 27, 2012

Our first doctor appointment

We had our first visit to the doctor today. It was pretty uneventful but she is up to 6lbs 11ozs and 19.5 in. She does have a small heat rash that the doctor said should clear up on its own and she didnt poop at all yesterday so we were told if no poop in 3 days she is to get a suppository. We go back Friday for another appointment and we have one scheduled for the 10th where she will be getting her first round of immunizations. They also want to do the final head sonogram on her since she was a preemie and a hip ultrasound to check for dysplasia since she was breech. Overall though a pretty good visit.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Our baby girl spent her first night at home last night!  She is a little fussy just because she isnt accustomed to the noises in our house but I suspect that soon she will sleep better.  She did sleep for 4 hours last night straight before needing to eat and we fed her yesterday at 8pm, 10pm (not much just started acting hungry so she must have just wanted a little in her tummy), a full bottle at 12am and again at 4am.  Then she didnt wake back up until 6:30am.  She cant seem to decide if she wants to eat every 2 or 4 hours but I think she will find her rhythm once she adjusts to be in a new environment.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

no more feeding tube

FEEDING TUBE IS OUT!!!!! She has been taking all 8 bottles so has now been changed to feeding on demand and must take at least 50ml every 3 hours or 65ml every 4 hours. She must do this for a couple of days and then we can bring our baby girl home.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Daddy's first bottle

Steve gave Adaleigh her first bottle last night and actually got her to take it all!  She is up to 6 lbs 1.2 ozs and is taking more from her bottle feedings now as well.  She is up to 48ml every 3 hours and every 6 hours it is given by bottle.  Yesterday she managed to take 2 full bottles and 2 partials so we are getting better everyday.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bath time

So yesterday I got to weigh Adaleigh and give her a bath while we were at the hospital.  She is up to 5lbs 14.5ozs.  She didnt really care for the bath either but I do have to admit laying naked in a bassinet with a tucks pad beneath you while someone rubs soap on you doesnt sound pleasant to me either.  This was the first time I have bathed her.  Afterwards I gave her a bottle and she ate the whole thing.  Hopefully we can continue on the right track.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Feeding schedule change

Adaleigh is up to 5 lbs 10.5 oz but she is still having trouble with her feedings.  Since she is having so much trouble they decided to cut her back to bottles at every other feeding so she has more time to rest in between her feedings.  8am, 2pm, 8pm, and 2am she gets bottles and at 5am, 11am, 5pm, and 11pm she gets fed through the tube.  So far there has been some improvement and she seems to take more through the bottle at each feeding.  Hopefully she will soon get this down and we can have our baby girl at home.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Adaleigh got transfered to Mount Washington Childrens Hospital yesterday. They have a feed and grow program for preemies that don't need any other care. She is up to 5lbs and 5 ozs and is doing wonderful. They told us to expect anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks before she comes home, it just depends on how well she learns to eat from a bottle. She must be able to eat all 8 times a day from a bottle and learn to demand her own feedings.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Status update

Adaleigh is doing well, she is up to 39ml in her feedings and yesterday she had her first full bottle yesterday.  They have asked us to bring in her carseat as well today so they can run the pulse-oxygen test to make sure it doesnt compress her chest and effect her breathing.  Tonight we are staying at the hospital so that I can practice breast feeding with her tonight and tomorrow.  Hopefully she continues to progress and be able to come home soon.

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