Eight weeks ago this little girl came into our lives fifteen weeks early and our hearts haven't been the same since.
My word for this week... maybe for this entire experience in the NICU is grateful. I went to bible study on Wednesday afternoon for lunch and learned about having a grateful heart. I couldn't stop thinking about that word for the rest of the day. We have so much to be grateful for. Our situation could have been completely different, but instead we are looking at a sweet little girl who seems to have no other problem other than her prematurity. I have said before and I will say it again- it is because of you, reader. You who have read our story and prayed or thought a positive thought for us and for our little Elizabeth. I truly believe that is why we are in this place today. So again, we thank you.
At eight weeks Elizabeth...
Is eating 24mL of breast milk per feed, eight times a day.
Weighs 1, 380 grams, or 3 lbs. 1 oz. We are only 120 grams away from beginning to wear clothes!
Is still on a CPAP setting of 5, but will be turned down to a pressure of 4 over the weekend.
Has found her voice. She is extremely vocal when she is unhappy about something. She will no longer require a barium swallow test before feeding orally.
Has had two eye exams which have shown very little evidence of ROP. Her eye doctor said that she is definitely going to be a blonde- something I never realized could be seen in an eye exam!
Has moved up to the next size of diaper, although they are still a big big on her!
Has long fingers and big feet! The growth of both is really evident from Valentines Day to now.
Grow, little Lizzy, grow! We love you so much baby girl.