Emma without her 'sunglasses' on. Her bili level was down to 1.9 so they were able to remove the bili light.
Matt feeding Emma
Matt feeding Emma
Matt taking Emma's temperature
Emma has been doing great since she was born on Sunday. She has lost a couple of ounces, but that is to be expected. She has been under the bili light for a couple of days, but her levels were down, so they were able to remove the light and her 'sunglasses'. Her head ultrasound came back good and they are just going to monitor a couple of things. Today they are going to increase her feedings of breast milk/formula to 5 cc every 3 hours. She is having wet and poopy diapers and likes to move around a lot in her isolete. She has a head full of hair which is a light brown and you can see a little wave/curl in her hair! She is so precious and Matt and I cannot wait to be able to hold and cradle our little girl. They took a chest x-ray today and it was clear and they are going to try and extubate her in the morning. She has been at 15 on the ventilator which means the vent pushes 15 breaths each minute and then she is breathing really good between those pushes. She has been on room air oxygen and her sats have been in the upper 90s which is AWESOME! God is taking care of our baby girl and he has placed the right doctor's and nurses in her path.
I have been changing her diapers, taking her temperature and feeding her. She is getting mostly breast milk, but they are giving her some formula when I don't produce enough.
Matt has been off with me this week and next week, I plan on spending part of the mornings with Emma and part of the afternoon. I then plan on going to Mom and Dad's house and resting for a bit and then going to after 8 PM with Matt to see our precious baby girl.
Our prayers are for everything to keep progressing as they are and for our baby girl to start gaining weight as the weeks progress. We also pray they are able to extubate Emma in the morning and she will be able to take her own breaths and not have to be