Thursday, September 25, 2008

I am so thankful to God for blessing Travis and I with this amazing little girl. He has taken care of her and us since the minute of her conception. Each and every day I look at her and think how lucky I am to be her mommy. I know we still have a long road ahead of us, but I can't help but think of the day that we can bring her home. Until then I am fortunate, extremely fortunate, to be able to touch her, hold her and kangaroo with her. I can't wait to be able to give her a bottle or hold her for an extended period of time. 

Morgan Kate had another really good day! She did swing a bit on her oxygen and she had a few heart rate drops, but overall it was a good day. Miss Rhonda, her awesome day nurse, helped Morgan Kate and I "roo" for a little over an hour. I would have held her longer, but she was getting a little fussy and I didn't want to wear her out. She is continuing to tolerate her new feeding schedule and has no residual (left over food that was not digested). As long as she can tolerate her feedings she will hopefully continue to gain weight. Her super night nurse, Miss Kim, gave her a bath and weighed her. She weighed in at 2.9 pounds!! Travis and I were both super excited. When she was born she weighed 1.12, but actually lost two ounces which put her at 1.10. Therefore, when she gains just ONE more ounce and makes it to 2.10, she will have gained a pound since birth!!!


Anonymous said...

WOW! I am so glad to hear that she is continuing to gain weight and had another great day! God is good!
Wendy H.

Trenholm said...

Yay!! One more ounce! Thats great!! Keep it up Morgan Kate!

Anonymous said...

Go Morgan Kate! Keep eating little one :). Heather, you and Travis are doing an awesome job! I too can't wait for you to bring her home. I think she already knows how lucky she is to have you. I hope to see you soon. Love you! Hollie

Carolina Girl at Heart said...

Heather, I just heard through Casey. I am so happy that she is doing so well. Congratulations.

Emily Betsill

Anonymous said...

Your uncle corky finally shared this blog site with me. I had received the initial news about morgan kate from john then e-mail with your mom. i am so proud of you and travis and the faith you are sharing in your journey. she is precious and i am so pleased to see the progress. i have gone back to day one and read your daily journal, it is simply amazing to see the pictures of how she is growing. take care and hope to see you one day. I will keep you all in my prayers. love you lots
Linda McDougal