Today was a wonderful day as Kayleigh hit another milestone and took her very first bottle! Woo Hoo! It was the cutest thing I have ever seen as she was going to town on her paci and then we switched over to the bottle. The look on her face when something tasty came out was priceless. Her eyes widened up and she looked around as if she has hit the jackpot!
The funny part of the whole video is around the 5 minute mark where we investigated the bottle to see how much she took. As we were giving the bottle back to Kayleigh, she was out like a light. I guess all the excitement and sucking, she fell right asleep. It certainly gave us a great laugh.
We just checked in with the nurse and Kayleigh is doing great. She has only had one desat all night and it was in the 70's, which is great. She tolerated her feeds tonight and had no aspirate at all. We were very pleased with her recovery time and the way she has been acting the past two days. She is just full of energy as today she was practically lifting her head off the bed when she was lying on her tummy. She is getting strong! She weighed in at 1070 grams, which is 2.6 pounds.
We can't wait until tomorrow to try another bottle. She should be having an eye exam soon, so I can't wait to hear how that is coming along. Thank you all so much for your prayers through our ups and downs. We are just beyond thankful for every single one of you. Your support has been such a gift as we could not do this alone. I promise that for the rest of my life, I will always look to give a helping hand just as you all have done for me.
Thank you so very much!
The Freemans :)