She did really well last night and today. The respiratory therapist has to come in every couple of hours (day and night) to suction her nose and mouth. The oxygen creates a lot of mucus and build up. Morgan Kate hates being suctioned and while it is happening we get to hear and see what great lungs she really does have. The first week of her life her cry was very faint, almost like a kitten crying. However, her cry has changed a lot and it is VERY loud now. It breaks my heart to hear her cry, but I absolutely love her little voice. Dr. Yajnik, one of the other great neonatologists, saw her today and called her "amazing". I definitely agree!
They have increased her feedings by .2 cc's - she is currently up to 8.3. At midnight tonight she will be up to 8.5 cc's. She has done so well tolerating her feedings and I pray that this continues.
Tonight she weighed in at 2lbs. and 1 ounce. She hasn't gained any more weight, but she is maintaining which is great. She typically gains an ounce and then hangs at that weight for about three days. According to my calculations she should gain another ounce by tomorrow night!