"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

22 days old

22 days old/days in the NICU
Weight: 3 lbs 1 oz (+20 grams)

A lot of the same going on in the NICU the last few days. Ella's feedings have gone to every 2 hours and she's getting 18 ml each feeding. They tried to add the human milk fortifier but she had a lot left in her tummy afterwards so they decided to not do it anymore for today. Ella is now 3 lbs 1 oz, 16 inches long and her head is measuring 11 inches. She has gained 7 ounces, 1 inch in her length and 1 inch in head. Now that she's eating more and once they are able to get the human milk fortifier (which adds extra calories) into her breast milk, she'll really start packing on the pounds. At about 1500 grams (which is how they measure her in the NICU), she'll be out of her incubator and in an isolette. That equals about 3.3 lbs, so we're pretty close! 

Another super exciting thing that happened today was one of Ella's primary nurses Jeanette dressed her in an adorable onsie. She looked so sweet!!!!! 


  1. I can't wait!! TWO MORE OUNCES!! YAY Mommy!!! It's all of that wonderful Mommy Milk! You are an awesome Momma for giving her that milk! She is ADORABLE in her little onesie! What an awesome nurse! I have been waiting ALL DAY for these pics LOL :) I am thrilled for you all :) Congrats Momma :)