Sunday, October 19, 2008

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.)


kelly lee said...

Happy 8 weeks Morgan Kate! She's had so much growth in those weeks:) Praying that the lung x-ray looks good. And that with each day At. Kathy is getting better, I know she is missing you guys too! Pretty soon Morgan Kate will be the one coloring signs for the frig:) Hope Morgan Kate has another great day, along with her mommy! Love you, Kelly

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather, Morgan Kate is getting so big, over 4 pds now, that is awesome! I can see some chubbiness in her cheeks now, she is so precious! A friend of mine's sister that had her baby at 20 weeks, is getting to take him home today, he is actually right at Morgan Kate's weight (4.5). She is so excited, so hopefully it won't be too much longer for you and Travis to bring home Morgan Kate! I have to apologize that we have not been up there to see you and Morgan Kate yet. But, beleive me, I am thinking of you all. We will have to set up a day for Courtney and I to come visit. I hope things are going well with all of you and I look foward to seeing you at your shower. It will be a great time! I hope you, Travis and Morgan Kate have a great week! Take care
Lindsay M

Hollie Heming said...

Isn't giving her a bath just the best? Bath time is fun time in our house. I know Morgan Kate loved you bathing her. She's so beautiful even with all the tubes, etc. I can't wait for the day you get her home without all that! Love you!

Betsy Crawford said...

Here is what my devotion said for today:
"Wait, and in waiting, listen for His leading;
Be strong, thy strength for every day is stored.
Go forth in faith, and let thine heart take courage;
There is no disappointment with the Lord."
When I read this it made me think of you and your precious family. May God continue to bless you and remember that we are all praying for Morgan Kate and Kaky. Can't wait to see you!

THE SPIVEY"S said...

I can't believe that she is 8 weeks. She is growing so big. She looks so much bigger than when I saw her last. I will be praying that her lung x-ray looks good. I know she will do great with it. Miss you at school and can't wait to see you.

Donna Spivey

Anonymous said...

Wow, been keeping up with Morgan Kate while in the mountains this week...she has grown so much...what a miracle! She is so pretty. In some of the pics, it looks like she is doing little exercises...
Hope ya'll are doing well.

Love all of you,
Lyn & Phala

P.S. Can't wait to see Kaky and buddies!