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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

9w4d old

65 days old/days in NICU
Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz (+2 oz)

Today Ella came off the high flow cannula and is on the regular cannula. Tomorrow, I'm bringing in my sling and taking her for a walk in the unit hallway!!! Yay!! I can't WAIT!! She also took her first bottle today, and took it like a CHAMP. I'm super nervous we'll have issues transitioning between breast and bottle...I hope not! The doctor is weaning her albuterol to every 8 hours instead of every 4 but he said that if she shows signs of needing it, he'll just put it back up. So lots of good changes, slowly moving in the right direction. I'd love to see her home by next weekend but we'll see. It just depends on how this week goes!

My mom has the flu, so I won't be able to see Ella at night till she gets better. One of my friends offered to watch Olivia for a few hours but Olivia is still kind of sick and I'd hate to expose anyone else to that. Both Olivia and Shane had a NASTY flu bug. I've managed to avoid it and I'm PRAYING I don't end up with it!


  1. woohoo for getting off the high flow cannula! One more giant step in the right direction along with taking the bottle! It sounds like you might get her home by your due date afterall

  2. Ella will have ZERO problems transitioning between bottles and breast, I know it! She's got nursing DOWN, mama! woohoo!