Thursday, May 7, 2009

11 Weeks Old!

Hi everyone,

Willow is 11 weeks old today and is up to 5 pounds 10 ounces. Her feedings didn't go quite as well as yesterday. I went over this morning and gave her a bath, which was fun, and then tried to feed her. She wasn't having it though-I think the bath tired her right out because she was just conked out. I went back for the 1:00 feeding and it was about the same. Then she had a bad apnea during her gavage (tube) feeding, after I left. She turned pale and everything. I don't know what that was about. I went back for a third try for her 4:00 feeding. She did a little better and took 10 mLs. I went back again later, in between feedings, at 9:00 and of course when I walked in, she was wide awake in her bed, just looking around, perfectly content. I picked her up and she was rooting around and sucking on her hand and acting hungry, but I couldn't feed her because it was the wrong time! It figures.
I took a class at the hospital tonight on infant care. It was OK; I learned a few things. It was a little hard emotionally, which I didn't expect. Everyone else there was really pregnant, just like I should be right now. I know I shouldn't still feel sad about that with all the good things that have happened and with Willow being healthy and coming home soon. I did though. But then when the class was over I went and saw Willow and felt better. :)
I hope everyone has a good Friday! Here's a photo.

p.s. I agree wholeheartedly with the two aunties' comments from yesterday. I have no idea why the United States is so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to family-friendly workplace laws. I think I even did wrote a paper on this in college. We're behind on many other things relating to families and kids too though...did you know we have a very high infant mortality rate compared to the rest of the civilized world? Even Guam and Cuba do better than us! Sad. Anyway, that was a tangent...good night.


Katie said...

Aww, little willow looks so adorable. I sent you a sort of letter, I hope you guys get it soon. Glad to see her getting so much bigger. And that is sad about nthe infant mortality rates.

Haha, the code word for this is conabler. It sounds really funny.

Lois Bell said...

Hi Linds. Thinking about you up there in Mqt. You will be such an expert on baby care and how fun it will be to take Willow home. We can't wait to see you all as soon as it is possible for us to come to the UP. Have a good weekend. Love, G'ma and G'pa B.