Look at those big brown eyes :) Brown as they should be, but you never know because it looks like her hair is going to be blonde. She's our little brown eyed girl! I heard that if your pupils are dialated (without the help of medicine), it means that you are in love. It is good to see Kayleigh's pupils so large :)
She is doing really well too! There was only one problem so far. She is not gaining the weight they hoped for when she hit full feeds. She weighed in at 1470 grams the night before last, which was down from the previous night. Last night she weighed in at 1505 (3.4lbs), but it is still not a significant amount. They started her this morning on fortifier and as we all know, this has not worked before. Today was a good day though as she pooped at all feedings, not like the previous weeks when dealing with fortifier. My guess is that she needs to continue breast feeding/bottle feeding to initiate/giving the gut a jump start with the mouth. I think it may be working because she is getting three times the amount of food as she was before when having bowel/gut issues. No problem so far, so maybe she has strengthen those bowel muscles up and is ready for anything to be thrown her way. I was really weary at first and a little upset, because the doctor that just decided to change her over to fortifier is not our normal doctor and has never seen Kayleigh before in his life. It was scary and a little frustrating, but so far so good (so I am going to keep my mouth shut)
Other than that, Kayleigh is doing great. They moved us from our suite in the corner to a different room that is a little tighter. We were not too happy about that, but there weren't enough babies to be back in that corner for the amount of nurses they have to watch them. Oh well, I guess we will just have to suck it up. We were grumpy last night because we got moved, no weight gain and Kayleigh going back on fortifier. I am just glad tonight was a much better night. Kayleigh was ever so happy laying with us and we didn't want to go home tonight. The more days that go by, the more we notice she is getting so attached to us.
Poor little Kayleigh, she didn't have her OG tube down all the way. She must have pulled it up and taped it back down before anyone noticed. When she was getting her feeds tonight, she seemed to be having trouble breathing and then I noticed milk coming out of her nose a little. All of a sudden, she just up chucked/threw up milk all over the place. Thank goodness Aimee figured it out and the nurse quickly fixed the problem. Kayleigh then was satting 100 the rest of the time. I am sure that was a little stressful, but it was good to know that we caught the problem fairly quickly. That had to be so uncomfortable. Poor little girl!
Well, this is the end to an awesome weekend, but I wish you all a wonderful week at work. Let's pray that Kayleigh keeps doing good with her feeds and grows quickly!!!! I am so ready for her to get the last of her procedures done, so we can get her home.
The Freemans :)