Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cause for celebration!! Today Morgan Kate hit 2 pounds!! Her daddy and I were thrilled. As of right now she has maxed out her feedings for her size. However, with her weight increasing the feedings will be doing the same.

Morgan Kate had a really good day today and had very few bradys. She is still "swinging" on her oxygen - meaning it's up too high one minute and too low the next. This of course keeps the nurses working very hard! The nurses and doctors assure us that this will get better with growth and with age. We are so thankful for days like today. We know that God is watching over Morgan Kate and us with a careful eye. It's as if he knows exactly when we need a little boost. 

At the end of this month they will check her eyes for something called retinopathy. They wait until preemies are at least 30 days old before checking. Retinopathy is the abnormal growth of the blood vessels in an infant's eyes. As with the brain ultrasound there are several stages of this. Our prayer is for this eye exam to go well and for Morgan Kate to get an "A-OK". I will keep you posted on a specific date.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for 2 pounds! We love you! Aunt Terry

Anonymous said...

YAY! 2 pounds!! That is awesome! Ben Tanner gave you and Morgan Kate a shout-out on WIS this morning :) I got so excited! These postings are the best way to start my day. Love y'all!

Jessa

Anonymous said...

Two pounds!!! Go Morgan Kate! Keep eating and getting stronger little one :). Love you all. Stay strong! Hollie

Celeste said...

2 pounds that is wonderful. I love reading everyday that little Morgan Kate is getting stronger by the day. I think she looks like Travis. Sorry Heather!
Love ya
Celeste Zeigler

Anonymous said...

You go little girl! Keep up the good work. You are a tough little cookie. We'll keep praying for more good news every day. Thanks for keeping us updated Heather.

Love,
Kathy Chaplin

Monica said...

Yahoo! 2 pounds! I knew that she could do it.
Of course, God knows when you need a little something. Thanks for keeping us informed.
Much love to all!
Monica

Anonymous said...

God is good! I am so glad to hear that you are reaching those milestones! I love to read the postings everyday!
Wendy H

Melissa and Sam said...

Yeah for 2 pounds! This was exciting to hear!! Love you, Melissa

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, Travis and Morgan Kate. I am so happy to know today's good news. I have been keeping up with you all through Liz and this site. I loved looking at your sweet pictures. We're thinking of you! Anne Westbury

THE SPIVEY"S said...

What a celebration to have...2 pounds. That is awesome. I love to hear all the wonderful news about Morgan Kate each day. It was so good to see you, Travis and her the other day. She is beautiful and (I think) looks just like Travis.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Morgan Kate. I am so happy. I love you all!- Lauren

Anonymous said...

Heather: I am Kit, Jessa's mother in law, and I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. It has brought back so many memories of our 31 week, 3-1/2 lb. Heath! All of your pictures & prayers are all very familiar to us. We share your adventure & know the hills & valleys of it all. Just know that she will one day be a happy healthy young lady & you will have quite the story to tell her. She is a special one as is our Heath. There are those babies that are harder to concieve & harder to get healthy. Our prayers are with you & I hope to share our stories one day! Those nurses are the best & are special for what they do for your precious Morgan Kate & her parents! We will continue to pray for all of you!!