Baby Update #1

Welcome back to the blog! I think what I’m going to start doing, even if it’s just a couple of sentences, is give y’all a baby update. What these updates will consist of is her doctor appointments, her surgeries, how she’s doing, etc. Maybe I’ll do this weekly. Come on to the blog, start a draft, and while she’s sleeping, do something along the following:
Day of the Week:

What do y’all think?

Anyway, now on to the baby update!

She had a doctor’s appointment today for her weight update. She went from 6lbs 10oz on Thursday to 6lbs 11.5oz today. That’s 1.5oz in 6 days. It’s not the best, she needs to be gaining a heck of a lot more weight a heck of a lot more faster, but at least she’s gaining and not losing! The cleft team that we met with wanted her to gain at least 0.5oz a day… to me, that’s a lot for a 1 month old, but whatever they say. They’re the experts. Her pediatrician gave us a sheet of paper on how to make her formula bottles with more caloric intake or something. It’s a little confusing, but I’m sure with time, we’ll get used to it. I tried it today, but she spit up, and she’s been doing so good with not spitting up. I don’t know. I know as a mom, I should do what her doctors say, but I’m not sure if this is what we need to be doing to up her weight.

She’s sleeping more. She used to wake up every 3 hours to eat, now she’ll wake up between 3 and 4 hours to eat, sometimes she’ll go a little longer, but we wake her up after a certain amount of time.

The speech person on the cleft team has us feeding her a different way than what the NICU nurses told us to. We now have to keep her back straight with her chin parallel to the ground. It’s a little difficult because she’s not getting the whole bottle like she was before we switched to this new way of feeding.

I guess that’s going to be it for now.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂