Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18th

Small but good steps today! Ainlsey's bilirubin went down even further to 5 this morning so she is done with the bili light. Because she is done with that and has been maintaining her temperature she is now in a "big girl" crib!

She got to put on clothes for the first time and be swaddled. She seems to like being swaddled just like her brother.

She has been eating well and is tolerating her increased feeds very well. She is quite good at burping and I have to remember to do it right away when she finishes her bottle otherwise she has been known to burp on her own and spit up! Luckily neither one has been spitting up too much though so hopefully we won't have any issues with reflux.

Benson is doing good today too. He is still pretty sleepy and we are bottling every other feed and alternating with gavage (putting it in his feeding tube). His bilirubin went up a little today but not enough to put him under the bili light. They will continue to check it daily to watch it peak and then until it starts to decrease.

This evening we were moved to a new room. The NICU was overflowing so they moved us up to another floor in kind of a back-up space. They were very proficient at gathering everything up and moving it for us and making sure we had everything we need. Our new room is even bigger than the old one and we have a bigger window and a private bathroom. We joked that now we're in the penthouse suite!

All in all it has been a good day and Dad will be here soon - we missed him tonight since he had parent-teacher conferences until 8pm. We can't wait to see him!

As always, thank you all so much for all the continued prayers and support. We really can't thank you enough!

1 comment:

  1. Baby steps are called baby steps for a reason. They are so beautiful! Can't wait for the next blog!