It's hard to believe, but Willow is already 2 months old today. What a crazy, emotional ride its been. I'm just so happy with how Willow has been doing lately that I've blocked out the bad days we had in the past.
Willow gained an ounce from yesterday, so she's now at 4 lbs. 3 oz. It's great news that she's started gaining weight again. It must mean that her body has adjusted and is able to maintain temperature and grow at the same time.
This morning I got to give Willow her bottle. She did good with it again. I told her that she had to drink more than she did yesterday. She listened to me and took 9 mls. as opposed to the 8 mls. she took yesterday. Not a big increase, but at least we are moving in the right direction. Tomorrow I'll tell her that she needs to increase by atleast 2 mls. and we'll see what she does. It sounds like for now they are just going to bottle feed once per day until she starts doing a little better.
I also got to give Willow her bath today. I guess the novalty of water has warn off, because she was not a happy camper today during the bath. Lets just say the NICU became alot louder for about 5 minutes. After we got done and dried off she calmed right down and was wide awake for a good 20 minutes. I got a couple good pictures of those big blue eyes. In the picture she doesn't have any tubes on her face what so ever. They took out her feeding tube before the bath and put a new one in after it. Very cute.
On a sad note my great uncle Tom lost his battle with cancer early this morning. He was a great man and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. I have very fond memories of riding along in the golf cart with my grandfather and him when I was a little boy. I'll be heading down to the Twin Cities in a couple days to attend the funeral. Our thoughts are with everyone who loved him. And as always thanks for your thoughts and prayers for our little girl, Willow.
This blog follows the adventures of Lindsay, Josh and Willow Jenson. It started in 2008 as my pregnancy blog, then when our daughter was born 14 weeks early in February 2009 it morphed into a medical blog as she spent her first 105 days in the NICU. Now, thankfully, it's basically a run-of-the-mill new parent blog.