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.
Bye bye to Tat
4 months ago