12/12 NICU Day 111


So little lady took not one, not two, but three whole bottles today! 

As you can see…she was just as happy about it as we were. She was also happy because I let her be naked most of the day 🤫. Really it is okay-we we’re doing lots of skin to skin. Skin to skin(kangaroo care) is supposed to help with brain development, bonding, digestion, sleep…and a whole host of other things, including helping with appetite 🤷🏻‍♀️. Trying all the things to get her to eat-plus, honestly, I love when she’s naked so I can see all her sweet baby rolls! 

Olivia’s still weighing in at 7lbs 4 oz. She had some fluctuation the last few days while adjusting to the new additive in her milk and new medications. Kevin and I are feeling hopeful as she is doing better with feeds that she will continue to gain weight. Yesterday she finished the day with 63% oral feeds. It is taking lots of patience but we have been really focusing on how blessed we are. This has just been a time for us to really love on our little nugget and watch her grow!

Praying that Olivia continues to progress with her feeds and that we are able to have her home before Christmas! Praying that she is able to come home without any sort of feeding tube and without oxygen. Also praying that I will be able to keep up with her volume of milk increasing. It’s been a struggle. We still have many moments of exhaustion, and frustration-so we are continuing to pray for strength, peace, and thankful hearts. 

John 16:33 

“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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