Sweet little A is still in NICU but eating more and more on her own each day. Her 5pm feeding yesterday was terrible, only about 15 cc’s on her own befor pooping out so I tried a little reverse psychology for the 8 pm feeding. I kept whispering over and over in a sing song voice, “don’t do it, don’t finish that bottle” and lo and behold reverse psychology even works on preemies! 😉
She drank all but 1-2 cc’s and didn’t have to gavage at all!!! Yesterday they said she was at 61% total intake in her own and this morning she was up to 76%. If she can sustain that for 24 hours they will take the feeding tube out and J said that they said she could come home early next week which I am actually going to be calling bullshit on because if she stays doing well, they originally said she can go home 48 hours after the feeding tube comes out so I will be fighting for that.
I also just texted that she drank her whole 11am bottle so YAY!!!!
Ladies, being away from her sucks so bad! I hate every minute of it and can’t wait until I’m done with work for the week tomorrow afternoon. Right now, J is planning on working next week to find and get ready for a sub and then he’s taking off til Thanksgiving! He also resigned from coaching boys basketball this season!!! I don’t know who this guy is but I plan to enjoy him while he’s home.
I hope you all are well…I’m actually staying updated for once because I read as I hold a sleeping A every evening!
Lots of Love~Dawn