To the right is a slideshow of the pictures from yesterday. Our wonderful nurse, Rhonda, helped us capture some really special moments.
Today was another good day for Morgan Kate, as well as for Mommy. After exactly a week of not holding her or kangarooing with here I got my chance once again. It was so comforting!
Morgan Kate is still at 2 lbs. and 5 oz., but she is continuing to tolerate her feedings which are now at 10.4 ccs an hour. I expect her to reach 2.6 by tomorrow evening (let's all say a little prayer). Her temperature fluctuated a little today. It wasn't high like a fever, but at times she was chilly and then she would be normal, chilly, normal and so forth. They are going to keep an eye on this. While I was kangarooing with her we used lots of blankets and my body heat to keep her warm. Afterward, we took her temperature and it was good. I was relieved about this!
Many people have asked how they weigh her. Well, her incubator is a "do it all" kind of bed. It has a humidifier, a warmer, a lamp, the top comes open, the sides come down and it even weighs the tiny babies. I am sure the bed does much, much more, but that is all I know about so far. Each night the nurse sets the bed to weigh Morgan Kate. They start the weigh and then Travis or I lift her up for several seconds and then set her back down. Several seconds later the weight pops up in grams (they use grams in the NICU) and then they always convert it to lbs/oz for us. Like I said before, she was 2lb. and 5oz. or 1060 grams.