Today was yet another great day for Kayleigh. We are just completely pumped up for her right now. I know they said to expect some highs and lows, but we just hope to continue to see more highs than lows.
Aimee and I took the kids up to see Kayleigh again today and they seemed to be more excited this time around. I think it was because Kayleigh was up looking around with her eyes wide open. Brandon was able to rub her head to feel how soft and smooth her head is with all that peach fuzz growing in.
The nurses said that she had a couple desats this afternoon, but when they turned up her flow from 3 to 4, she stopped having them. The great thing about it, is that the oxygen is not the problem. I think she is close to or at 21%, which is what we breath. The problem she has is that her lungs are so small, they are not strong enough to suck in the air so it is easier for her to forget and not breath sometimes when she is sleeping. Since they turn up the flow, it practically pushes the air in to her lungs for her.
They also increased her feedings and she is tolerating it very well. That means a lot to me because I want her to grow from the tiny little peanut that she is. She did increase some weight though from dropping a couple ounces over the past two days. She is currently weighing 531 grams (1.273 lbs). We are really excited about her progress so far.
Aimee and I put together a sign and some photos to decorate her incubator with. In the picture above, you can see some favorite photos that we chose in the background. So when we are not there, she can still see us. I put a lot of work in to that collage with her name on it. I guess I will settle for nothing less than perfect when it comes to my precious daughter. If you can't make out the photos on the collage, Brandon and Allyson are the ones up top with Aimee and I, but down below are Georgia (Our Weiner Dog), Myrtle (Our Turtle) and Sam (Our Border Collie Mix). They all can't wait for Kayleigh to come home and play with them.
Kayleigh, we all love you very much and we can't wait to bring you home. We will pray and pray and pray for God to take care of you and all the other babies. You are certainly a miracle and proof that God is in control.
Thanks everyone for all your prayers!