Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Neonatal Nurses Day - September 15th, 2016

For Neonatal Nurses Day, you decided that you would roll over from belly to back! You were looking at yourself in your mirror, laughing, and then you rolled right over! I was too busy taking pictures of you smiling, that I missed out on getting a video of you rolling over! At least I was able to see it in person. I dread going back to work and missing out on some of your milestones.
Since going to the feeding team appointment, there are times where you will take more than 30 ml. Not too many times, but we think that you are way more comfortable on your back than you were on your side. Six am seems to be the time where you would rather play than eat. You rarely take a bottle at all during that time. You go back to sleep and wake up around 8:30 most days.
We are still throwing up feeds once or twice a day, but we did schedule your GI appointment for September 21st. Hopefully they can tell us what is going on. The doctors at the feeding team appointment seem to think that your reflux is better, so who knows. Maybe the problem is that your belly is too small for all the food that they want you to eat!
Other than that, you have been doing great with your therapies. They are always impressed with what you are able to do each week. You are starting to reach for your toes, you are laughing when we talk to you (no tickling needed), you study people's faces, you are beginning to recognize mommy and daddy apart from other people, and you love putting all your weight on your legs! We just love watching all the things that you are able to do. Months ago when we were in the NICU, we weren't sure how everything would work out and what you would and wouldn't be able to do. So far, you are doing so well and exceeding our expectations. Of course there is still a lot that we will have to go through, but we are s proud of how far you have come.
We love you so much and can't wait to see what the GI has to say about everything. Maybe we will be able to stop the vomiting and eventually get you to eat 6 times a day and get that tube out! Keep on growing and hitting those milestones!!