|"HI!" This is the same shirt Olivia wore on her first Thanksgiving! <3|
53 days old/days in NICU
Weight: 4 lbs 12oz (+1.5 ounces)
Today is Thanksgiving and we spend the whole day at the hospital. When Shane has a day off, that's what we do , so Thanksgiving was no exception. Thank God for the Ronald McDonald house (one of these days, I'm going to take pictures of it and blog about it. It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!) which gives us the ability to do that!! Well, a family who had previously been at the hospital came in and did Thanksgiving dinner for people at the hospital. We were SO TOUCHED and it was a wonderful meal. We also had our favorite nurse on ALL Day long, which was awesome. We absolutely love Margo. She's gone to bat for us several times and tomorrow is going to talk to the doctor about letting me feed on demand for an 8 hour period without giving Ella her tube feedings. We don't have SUPER high hopes but it certainly doesn't hurt to ask!!
Ella is still on 3 liters of pressure and that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I really wish she could wean off the high pressure cannula :sigh:. We've pretty much given up on the idea that Ella is going to come home by my due date which is exactly 3 weeks from today, but I"m still hoping for Christmas. On the bright side, Ella is gaining weight really well and is almost 5 lbs!!
Today, Ella is 37 weeks gestation. She is officially a full term baby. If she'd been born at this point, she'd be more then 5 lbs I'm sure...breastfeeding...coming home...not on O2 probably. Sigh. Not something I think about TOO often but since today I would be technically full term....it's just sucky.
Here's some pictures from today!