Saturday, September 20, 2008

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. 

9 comments:

THE SPIVEY"S said...

Travis is right, they do grow up fast. She is growing like a little sprout. That is wonderful. I loved the pictures that were posted. What a keepsake. Morgan Kate is so blessed to have the two of you as parents. Your strength, support, and fight are giving her what she needs to grow. Thanks for keeping us all posted.
Donna Spivey

Kelly Lee said...

Happy One Month!!! The pictures are so adorable! Glad you were able to kangaroo again and she maintained her temperature. Keep fighting and gaining weight Morgan Kate! Love you guys-have a great day! Love, Kelly Jean

Monica said...

lmThe pictures are wonderful! Morgan Kate is just precious--you already knew that--and I've never met her. Keep up the good work. God is good! Much love to you all.
Monica

Jenny Garris said...

Great pictures! I'm so glad to hear how Morgan Kate is growing so big! You and Travis look great in the pictures too! (Can't forget mommy and daddy!) I hope you had a big celebration for Morgan Kate's 4 week old birthday! What a wonderful milestone! Love you! :) Jenny

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather!

We are so proud of Morgan Kate's weight gain! I am thankful for digital photography so we can follow her growth. Amazing! "For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:5
Love, Aunt Terry
Happy One Month Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe it's already been 4 weeks! The pictures of all of you are beautiful. Love the one of you and your mom looking through the incubator :) Can't wait to continue getting new updates and pictures! Love all the good news!

Jessa

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of Morgan Kate! She just keeps growing! I can't wait to see you and to meet her :). I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday morning and I would like to come visit you after that. Love you! Hollie

Corrisa said...

Morgan Kate is so beautiful! I can't believe how much she has grown! I love looking at all of Morgan Kate's amazing pictures. HAPPY ONE MONTH TO MORGAN KATE!!
Love you all!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, I am so excited that Morgan Cate has gained a pound. I know this is a great milestone for all of you. I have been praying and will certainly continue to do so. Than you for your beautiful updates. Bobbie Varn