Happy 8 weeks, Morgan Kate!
Another good day for Morgan Kate!
Morgan Kate seemed much more relaxed today. Lately, she has been quite fussy and somewhat irritable because she does not like the CPAP. However, I am thinking or hoping that she is beginning to get used to it a little. Hopefully, she won't have to like it and it will be off very soon. Her oxygen ranged from 28% - 32% today. This was really good, especially since she is down to +5. She has an x-ray scheduled for in the morning. My prayer is that her lungs have improved and will continue to improve.
Tonight her feeds were increased to 33ccs every three hours. She is continuing to tolerate them very well.
Morgan Kate weighed in at four pounds and three ounces. I know this is a much more accurate weight because she had nothing on! Sunday nights are bath night andwhen the nurse weighed her she was completely bare. I got to actually give her a bath tonight. We couldn't put her in the little basin because of the CPAP, but I could give her a sponge bath. She did really well and didn't fuss too much. See pictures below. The third picture looks a little funny. To protect her nose from the CPAP and the high flow of oxygen they use a cannula-aid. It looks a little scary, but seems to do the trick!
Kaky has been making weekly signs for Morgan Kate since she was a week old. They are adorable signs with a photo and bible verse or short note. They are super sweet and we look forward to them each week. The staff in the NICU are so kind and let us decorate Morgan Kate's room with all sorts of cute things including Kaky's signs. We have an entire wall dedicated to them. Since Kaky has been "out of commission" I took a try at it and made Morgan Kate's seven and eight week signs. I know they probably aren't nearly as great or as special as Kaky's, but I gave it my best try. We are so looking forward to the day when Kaky is completely recovered and can come back to visit. We miss her! (Well...I was trying to post pictures of the signs, but the server is not responding. I will try again tomorrow.)