On Friday, we brought Ella to the lung specialist and lots of exciting things occurred at that visit! They put her down to 1/16 a liter (she was on 1/8) and took her off the caffeine. We are weaning her off the diurel (diuretic) and sodium so she'll be off that by this next Friday. In 2 weeks, Ella will have an overnight study done (at our place) where she is off the O2 all night and on a sat machine to see how she handles it. If she handles that well, she could be off O2 by the end of the month!! As of Friday, Ella was still 20 inches long but she now weighs 7 lbs!! Hurray!
Also on Friday, we went and did some house hunting. Our lease on our apartment is up on April 1 and with the market like it is, it's such a great time to buy a house. We're in the market for a pretty cheap house but there are SO many houses for sale that we actually have a lot of options. We didn't really expect to find something but the first two houses we saw were actually contenders. They weren't great, and they needed some work but we would have been okay with them. The third house we saw though...oh wow. We walked in and immediately fell in love. It's AMAZING! It's a 3 bedroom 1 3/4 bath with a family room AND living room. It's a single family home in Crystal with a 2+ car garage and a HUGE fenced in back yard. It's absolutely adorable. There are hard wood floors throughout the entire first floor and the basement has a fireplace. There is a 4th room in the basement that is called a play room on the listing but it's essentially a bedroom. They just can't cal it a bedroom because it doesn't have an egress window. Well, it was $15K less then our price range and we knew immediately we wanted to make an offer on it. We did look at some other houses and saw a few possible choices if we don't get this one but really, nothing that we LOVED like we love this one! Here are some pictures. They don't do the house a lot of justice because we took them quickly but you get the point.
Olivia just had a short bout of the stomach flu yesterday. We're really hoping that neither of us or Ella get it, but sometimes with these stomach bugs, only time can tell. Shane has been off work for the last 17 days and tomorrow, he's back to work. :-/ We have a fair amount of meals in the freezer that I made while Ella was in the NICU and a few things we made while Shane was off so that'll get us through a few weeks so I don't have to worry about cooking. Even though Ella has been alive for 3 months, she's still essentially a newborn and we're still figure out our groove with everything!
Here's some pictures of the girls from the last several days. Everyone keep your fingers crossed...your toes...your eyes...whatever you can, and pray we get this house!!!! :)