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Thursday, April 9, 2009
On Tuesday, Ava came home! We had been hoping it would be this week, and it happened. She loves her new home and being with her family.
So far, she has adapted well. She sleeps well during the day and not quite as well at night. It may be too quite and dark at night. In the NICU, it was bright a lot and there was constant noise. We are going to try a few things and see if she sleeps better.
Eliza is taking well to the change. She says she loves Ava and is worried about her. However, she is a little jealous of the time and attention we give her lil sis. But overall, she has been really good and will be a great big sister and help to us, especially Terah.
side note: PT school is going well.
Grandma Reber left today. She helped so much, mostly playing with and tending to Eliza when Terah and I were at the hospital. She also kept the house stocked with yummy chocolates.
Here are some pictures, enjoy and Thanks for the prayers! We are truly being blessed.
Posted by Rett, Terah, Eliza, and now Ava! at 8:17 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Today, we got to spend some good time with Ava. This was made possible by Grandma Reber. Thanks!
The lil' princess could be coming home soon. Her feeding is her last obstacle keeping her in the NICU. She is eating about 1oz and needs to get 1.5-2oz every three hours. She is improving on her eating skills. We are so proud of her. This is biggest thing she has had to do in her life. It is a big milestone learning how to down a bottle in less than 20 min.
Also, the PIC line (arm IV) was taken out today. She only has 1 line in her body now, the nasal stomach tube used to feed her her medicine and any milk she doesn't finish. She still has the little electrical leads and pulse oximiter to moniter her vital signs, but we don't count these.
Because she is eating so well she is pounding on the weight. In her first week of life, she has gained a whopping 3 oz! This is good. Usually, babies lose a little weight their first week.
Hopefully, we will get to have our Ava at home this week. Our family needs to be together!
Enjoy the pics and thanks again for all the prayers and love.
Posted by Rett, Terah, Eliza, and now Ava! at 7:06 PM