|Olivia and Ella meeting 10/31/2010|
30 days old/days in NICU
Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz ( +1 oz)
I didn't have time to write yesterday. It was such a busy, busy day with Olivia coming to the hospital and then trick or treating, AND Ella moved to the ICC. Wow, so much happened, I don't even know where to start. Let's go chronologically.
In the morning we went and I breastfed Ella again, very successfully. She's a breastfeeding champion! Hurray! Then I called Shane and he brought Olivia up to see Ella. She was adorable in her Little Red Riding Hood costume and won over all the nurses with how adorable she was! She came in and instantly knew that mama was holding Ella. She was very well behaved and came up and sat on my lap. We didn't even have to tell her how to be around Ella, it seemed that it was very instinctual. She was very gentle and touched her very softly. A few times she took Ella's hat off, but I think that was a combination of wanting to see Ella's head and also the fact that Olivia has a hat just like Ella's so she was probably wondering why Ella was wearing her hat. It was really wonderful and I was SO glad they were able to meet! Here are some more pictures from the meeting.
|First time she actually saw Ella|
|First family picture|
Ella is now on feedings every 3 hours and getting 28 ml each feeding. That's just under an ounce every 3 hours. She also gets to breastfeed (or try to) 2x a day. Hopefully that will go up soon!!
Yesterday, Ella moved into the ICC!! I don't have any pictures because I forgot the camera both times we've gone there since she's been moved. The ICC is at Children's so we were really happy to be able to stay at Children's. Dr. Bendel-Stenzel (aka Gods right hand) called us yesterday and said a bed had opened up and she'd be moving over there. Hurry!! Very exciting. A little nerve wracking because we don't know anything about the ICC or the nurses but I'm sure it will be great! Just one step closer to her going home.
|Getting ready to go for our first trick or treating!|
|Trick or treating with Daddy|
|We got our loot!|