Today is January 13th, 2011.
Lucy Emilia is 1 month old!
Little Lucy decided to take longer gaining weight at the beginning, so the time frame of 4-5 weeks the doctors initially told us is looking to be extended. We have known the entire time that it would all just depend on her & how quickly she progressed. But she has remained healthy the entire time! We are so blessed and thankful for that! She is currently 3 pounds 9 1/2 ounces, and she has moved up to eating a WHOLE OUNCE OF MILK at each feeding! That's 8 ounces a day! We might not have too many more pictures of her in the isolete, because she might be gaining fast from here on and moving to an open bed....which also means WEARING CLOTHES!!!! It is so enjoyable to go and sit with her at the hospital. Wether she is asleep in her bed or in my arms, it is so peaceful to be with her. I'm really hoping for just 2 more weeks of this, at the most. She is starting to show more intrest in the bottle at each feeding, and I really believe it will just 'click' here soon. She can suck very well, she can breathe great while she sucks, she just still isn't quite sure what this wet stuff is in her mouth. And sometimes she doesn't even care, and just wants her belly full!