Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16th

Well one week ago today my water broke and Ms. Finley decided to make her grand entrance about 8 hours later.  After one week we couldn't be more proud of her and her progress.

Finley has now gained weight the last 3 days so she should continue to climb.  She is now weighing in at 4 pounds.  They usually gain about a 1/2 of an ounce a day.  She is still bottling 4 times a day and is now up to 27 cc (30 is an ounce).  She has gotten to increase on that everyday to, so hopefully by the end of the week she will be at full volume.  She receives her other 4 feedings through her NG tube.  They don't want her to work to hard on eating so that is why she is only doing 4.  She also got her IV removed yesterday, because she is no longer receving fluids. 

We are thining that she will go into a crib any day now, but when they change her orders the changes are slow.  They don't want to disrupt her by changing too many things at once.  But it would be nice to see her dressed and in a crib.  It makes going home seem one step closer. 

I did visit with her nurse last night about requirements to go home.  She told me that they do have to be at least 36 weeks to get to go home, and they like them to be close to 5 pounds.  They have to be close to 5 pounds because that is what a standard car seat carries.  If they are less than that they have to have a special car seat.  So we are praying for her to come home right after Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving day would be 36 weeks.

Things are going pretty well at home.  We want to thank everyone for their help and support for our family during this time.  We are blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that have helped us in so many ways. 

Noah decided that this would be a great week to get sick, so that has been challenging.  We pray that he gets better soon, so we don't have to worry so much about bringing germs to Finley.  Sometimes I wonder about the timing of these things.  I just have to keep reminding myself to take things a day at a time.  That is all we can do at this point. 

Well I will post more pictures soon.  Hopefully of Finley dressed and in her crib.  Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

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