9/14 NICU Day 22

Today will be another short post! No acute events which is wonderful news. Olivia continues to remain stable on her new CPAP settings. According to the doctor she will keep the CPAP until 32-34 weeks corrected (so about 5 weeks from now which I mentioned yesterday). She also gained some more weight…now weighing 816 grams so about 1 lb 13 ounces. I’ll try and post some pictures later this week. It’s hard for me to tell a difference unless I look at much earlier pictures. But she does look bigger! 
I got to snuggle with Olivia before work today. Probably the best way to start the day! Kevin was able to hold her this evening and agrees it makes the day so much better. I’m continuing to pray she stays strong and doesn’t tire herself out. It’s so nice that she has been stable enough to hold her more than once and for long periods of time. My heart just explodes every time I get to have her so close to me without the barriers of the incubator walls. To be able to talk to her, sing to her, and happily hold her while we doze off. I’m so grateful for these moments! 

I actually found this verse when scouring the internet for quotes on being grateful…
Ephesians 1:16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 
I’ll be honest, I don’t know the whole context of the passage, but I felt like this verse is similar to what I’ve said to Olivia during our snuggles. God has blessed me well beyond what I deserve. 

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