Sorry I'm not getting this post in until Tuesday morning. I had a very busy day up here yesterday. I checked all but one thing off my list that was 18 tasks deep. It's good that I was able to come home and help out with stuff that Lindsay just simply doesn't have time to do. Last night Lindsay went over to "craft night" with some friends of hers, and they guys came over here and ate meat. My friend Cameron "the comment picture guy" made a really good roast. Earlier in the evening our friend Ben dropped off a chest freezer for us to use, so hopefully we now have enough room for all the milk. Thanks to Ben and Kim for that, and hello to Myah (their 4 year old daughter who looks at the blog).
Willow had a great day under grandma's watch. We got many updates throughout the day. In the morning Jean went in and got the skinny on things. She had a good night and her feedings were up to 9 ml. My mom didn't hold her then, but went back later in the afternoon and they had put her on the nasal cannula. She was doing well with it, so my mom was able to hold her for 2 hours. She said Willow's O2 saturation was good the whole time. So far so good with the cannula. My mom went back again later in the evening to check on Willow. She was being kind of fussy in her isolette, so my mom put her hands in to comfort her. This wasn't really working so my mom asked the nurse when her last diaper change was. The nurse said it wasn't that long ago but she'd take a look. Sure enough Willow had a messy diaper and after it was changed she settled right down. I guess grandma knows best. In the evening they increased her feedings again to 10 ml. I think they are going to increase 1 ml every 12 hours as tolerated until we get up to full feedings. I'm not exactly sure how much a full feeding is right now, but I'll let you know after I ask. I have a dentist checkup this morning, and I'll be heading down right after that. I can't wait to get down and see Willow's beautiful face with nothing but a cannula on it. I'll try to update again later tonight.
Here are a couple of pictures to contrast how much Willow has grown. She's up to 3 lbs. 1 oz. today!
Willow 2/19/08 1 lb. 13 oz.
Willow 3/29/08 3 lbs.
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