Now that Emma Claire is over 1500 grams, we can give her soap baths every 3 days and water baths every day. It was so much fun and I think she really enjoyed her mommy and daddy giving her the bath this time. We just soaped her down in her bed and then took another washcloth with water and rinsed her. After her bath we wrapped her in a warmed blanket and she loved it.
Emma Claire getting her hair washed. She has so much hair and I cannot wait to get bows in that hair! I love how her hair looks after bath time, she a little 'Don King' look going on...so cute!
Emma Claire wrapped up after her bath, she was worn out. Yesterday was Matt's day to hold her and she loves it when her daddy holds her. She was so alert after her bath and would just stare at Matt trying to figure it all out. She has her daddy wrapped around those fingers of hers!
Last week Emma Claire received her immunizations and she had a little rough patch after getting those on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. They had to move her back up to 4 liters of flow after those shots, but this morning I think they might move her back to 3 liters since her blood gas came back really good. Apparently those shots take a toll on these little ones, but she was such a trooper through it all.
She is now getting 25 cc every 3 hours of 29 calorie breast milk. PRAISE God that Emma Claire is still getting breast milk and that HE has increased my supply to keep up with her. Nothing else has changed and we hope she will be off the Vapotherm soon and just on O2 (oxygen) from the wall which is considered low flow. We pray she continues to stay healthy and gain weight. As of this morning, she is up to 3 lbs 6 1/2 ounces.
Tomorrow she is getting her 3 week followup for her eyes. We pray that her eyes continue to mature and she will have no problems. We can tell she is really focusing better and I think she is recognizing us when we are holding her or peering at her while she is in her bed.
Our next milestone will be 1800+ grams, when she hits that, she will be able to go into an open air bed and wear clothes. We are almost there!
God continues to bless us and reveal himself to us each day. We are truly blessed and we PRAISE GOD for that!
James 1:2 ~ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds
Prayer Requests: Please keep Cohen, EC's boyfriend/buddy, in your prayers. He is having his repeat follow up swallow study today. The outcome of the study today will determine when he will go home. We cannot wait to get these two together and play. EC will be able to take Cohen on her tractor for rides!
Another baby from Baptist which was transported to Vandy last week is having some pooping issues. They were moved to step down last week and then ended up going over to Vandy. We pray they will be able to go home soon and make their family complete.
Please keep our best friends, the Browns in your prayers. I don't want to go into details, but they just need to be shrouded with God's Peace and Strength right now.