Four weeks ago my two little babies were born at 30 weeks. It has been a long month and I know there are many days ahead of us in the NICU still. Today we celebrate the girls making it through a full month.
Olivia June- is doing fantastic! She weighs 4lbs 0.6 oz as of today. Last night she took a full 30mls of bottle and didn't choke once. She downed the whole bottle in one setting! I hope this is a sign of good things to come with her suck, swallow and breathing. Before she can be released from the hospital, she needs to be able to take ALL her feedings through a bottle. Also they are going to try to move her to a crib today. I am hoping to see my little lady laying in a crib tonight during my visit. (Pictures will be available tomorrow). As of now it looks like a possible Halloween release for my baby girl #2.
Happy One Month Olivia June!~
Lilah Grace- What can I say about this little fighter? She is the strongest, most determined baby and such a will to keep moving forward and get stronger. God I love her so much! For the past few days she has gained weight, 50 grams to be exact. She did lose 10 grams last night. I spoke with the Cardiologist and if Lilah keeps maintaining or gaining weight, they are moving her surgery until next week. Fingers crossed. She needs to put on as much weight as possible and grow stronger. They feel confident that the band will help her greatly. I must admit it kills me heart every time the nurses and doctors refer to her hole as "huge". Did I mention what an amazing little baby she is? Oh and she is a squeaker. It is the cutest thing ever. When you hold her she squeaks!
Happy One Month Old Lilah!
Since Olivia will be home in a matter of weeks and Lilah still looking at another few months in the hospital, I have talked to Al and have decided to talk with my bosses about bringing her to work with me. I am still working full time. Al visits the girls before work and during lunch. I come in early and work until about 3 and head to the hospital for a few hours. Luckily we only have three employees at our office and it is not opened to the public, so I feel safe bringing her up here with me. If I can do this until Lilah comes home then I can take 12 weeks with the girls at that point. I can't imagine blowing through my maternity leave and having Lilah come home to be with others while I work. She will need me when she comes home. So wish me luck!