Saturday, October 25, 2008

What a wonderful day!

Trav and I spent the entire day with our baby girl and her new bed! She did fantastic and we couldn't have been happier. Morgan Kate was able to maintain her body temperature all night and was moved into the bassinet early this morning. When we left tonight she was still maintaining her body temperature very well. I got to change numerous diapers today and I got to change her clothes three times - she is already getting clothes dirty. Ha! Below is a picture of her in an outfit that her great grandmother, Mammie, bought for her. Isn't she precious? Thank you so much, Mammie! We love you. There are also new pictures posted in the first slideshow to the right. I know, I know - there are lots of pictures of me and Morgan Kate and not so much of Daddy dearest. I promise he was there and we do love pictures of him, but Mommy just couldn't get enough today!
I can't remember if I posted this last night or not, but Morgan Kate is now up to 38ccs every three hours. The increased food is definitely paying off because Morgan Kate weighed in tonight at four pounds and eleven ounces. She also was weighed on the "big girl" scale (pictures in the slideshow to the right). Trav and I thought that she might lose a little weight because she had numerous poopy diapers today - I think we counted six - and because she was out of her incubator. Preemies have a hard time maintaining their body temperature and doing so burns extra calories. However, it doesn't look like either one bothered Morgan Kate!

She is still on the nasal cannula and we definitely love that! Her oxygen ranged from 33% - 39% today. The doctors would like for that number to be a lot less. She is not breathing nearly as hard or as fast as she usually does, but she is requiring more oxygen that they like to see. She has another chest x-ray on Monday and the doctors will know more. Once we can get her breathing under control we can began bottle feeding and then it will hopefully be home sweet home!!


Anonymous said...

Yeah! I have been thinking about y'all all day and waiting to read the good news tonight! I was so glad to see the cute new pictures of her in her big girl bed. Hunter, Todd and I enjoy looking at the pictures and reading about all her progress! :)
Wendy H.

Justin and Jessica Jones said...

Heather...I love it! She looks absolutely precious in real clothes. It is amazing to see how far she has come. You really do have a special little girl. I am so proud of you and of her...what a fabulous mom you are. Morgan Kate is a very blessed little girl to be able to call you, "Mommy." It was great to see you last week. I am looking forward to the showers this week to get to see you again! Miss you!

charlotte said...

Morgan Kate is in a "big girl". YEAH! I was thinking about you all day. Kelly sent me a picture of her in her new bed! It was awesome. I am sure you and Travis love being able to hold her more. I loved the slideshow!

Jennifer said...

What wonderful news! We're so happy to see Morgan Kate in her big girl bed wearing such cute clothes! I love that you changed her 3 times :) She's absolutely precious and growing like a weed! You're always in our thoughts and prayers and we can't wait to meet MK! Love,
Jennifer & Geoff

Hollie Heming said...

I don't know what to say, except, WOW! Isn't God GREAT??!! I'm so happy to see Morgan Kate's progress. I can't wait to see you this week. I miss you and love you all!

Kelly Lee said...

God is Great!!! That is the best news ever and is she not the cutest little baby girl you've ever seen??? I love how she is filling out:) You and Trav are GLOWING in those pics and it is so good to see. It's been a long time coming, just think this is one step closer to having her home!!! Enjoy every moment you have with her today and Happy 9 weeks! Love and prayers, Kelly Jean

Melissa and Sam said...

I love the pictures! She loves her clothes and her big girl bed I know. Seems like I have a matching hat just like Morgan Kate from Mammie!!! She's precious. I'm so glad she's gaining weight and is now in a big girl bed! You guys look great!Love and Continued Prayers,

Anonymous said...

Dear Heather & Travis,
Hang in there - you have lots more forward steps than backwards ones! Morgan Kate is SO pretty in her clothes. I just know that she'll be back in her big girl bed soon. Her picture is on the wall in our Sunday School room & we're all praying for God to strengthen her lungs soon.
Kathy C.