I normally don't post in the morning, but so many good things happened this morning that I wanted to let everyone know about them. First of all Willow had her eye exam this morning and she has NO prematurity in her eyes. This is just fantastic news. She won't have to have another eye exam for a month. This morning they also put her on the cannula while I was holding her. She was doing great with it while I was there. I'm hoping this time she can stay on it, but I'll try not to be disapointed if she needs to go back on the CPAP. She was looking very cute while I was holding her. We put on her "Sweet Pea" hat from great Aunt Jill. Sorry I didn't get a pic, the camera was out of reach.
My cuddle session got cut short because Willow was getting a routine head ultrasound this morning. This is the same thing she got in her first week. Those came back fine, and we don't expect them to find anything with this one. It's just something they do with all the premie's at certain times.
They also increased Willow's feedings this morning. She's now up to 16 mls. If she tolerates the increase then they will keep upping it 2 ml every 12 hours. So by tomorrow morning she could be up to 20 mls. So far she seems to really be enjoying mom's milk. She gets very calm and sleepy after a feeding. It's a great time to be holding her. However, then she usually messes up her diaper and starts getting squiggly and we need to change it. Oh well, I'm just so happy she's eating good. Here's those pics from yesterday. In the pics she still has the CPAP. I'll get some with the cannula when Lindsay shows up later this afternoon.
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.