Today was an amazing day in more ways than one. First of all, our wrist bands came in today and we will be sporting them around everywhere! I certainly will not be scared to wear pink now. I have been waiting for over a week for these bands to come in and I was so excited when they got here today.
Second of all, Kayleigh had another awesome day. Are you sitting down??? I don't know if this was a huge fluctuation or just a crazy chance, but Kayleigh weighed in at 762 grams tonight, which is 1 pound 10.8 ounces. That is 72 grams more than yesterday. I am really looking forward to seeing what she weighs in tomorrow night to see if that was just an error or actually true weight gain. They usually will weigh her 2-3 times over and take either the median or average number. That is unbelievable growth though.
They did increase her feeds to 8ml today and are you sitting down again???? They stopped her Lasix because they said her lungs are looking much much better. They are going to do another scan tomorrow to double check the fluid. Other than that, she had a few desats today but they think it is due to her CPAP positioning more than anything else. It will be seven days since we have seen her without the CPAP tubes and beanie on. We are ready to see her pretty little face so I can take more photos for you all. She has grown 4.2 ounces since she has had the contraption on, so we know she is going to look a little different when she gets it taken off.
I have been reading a wonderful book that I want to share with you all. It is called "For the Love of Rachel" by David Loewenstein. It is about his families journey through the NICU and his daughter's battle with prematurity. I highly recommend it to all of you out there. I had the pleasure to converse back and forth with David this past week because I too am in the middle of writing a book about our journey. His book has been very successful and what better person to ask advice from than someone who has been in my shoes. I wish David and his family all the best.
Thanks everyone for all your prayers and words of encouragement. Without you all, we would be lost.