8 weeks old

Lucy was 8 weeks old on Monday, and today is 38 weeks for her corrected age. We still have about 2 weeks to go until she was due! We went to her pediatrician today to do a weight check and answer any questions we were having. She has gained about 6 ounces since Wednesday night, which is great. Sometimes preemies come home from the protected environment of a strict eating schedule, 24 hour care, very warm room with LOTS of blankets NICU, and they don't thrive as well with their growth. BUT she is eating quite a bit-16 ounces a day. That is like more than enough for a 5 pound 2 ounce baby.
We were given an OK to nurse a time or 2 more a day(followed by an offered bottle) to cut back on some bottles (and hopefully soon pumping as well). We will see how her weight is doing Tuesday at her 2 month checkup(!!!), and hopefully get rid of some more bottles. He also said we can let her go up to 4 hours throughout the night, but still wake her up every 3 hours during the day to also help recognize the day/night.When we were talking to his nurse about any questions we had today for Dr. M, we of course said about bottles, nursing, and pumping. The nurse looked at me and said ," Oooohhh you're doing the trinity?  THAT'S hard, sorry". I guess it has it's own name because of how not fun and annoying it is.
Lucy almost rolled all the way over on the table today too from back to belly--I thought that was the 2nd way they usually roll? So, no laying her on the bed and walking out of the room without pillows around her he said. =)
He also said that we will most likely keep the apnea monitor for 2 more months. We will watch when she has/if she has spells, and be able to take it off for tummy time and eventually nap time. Before we get rid of it, it will just be at night time, and it's more for our security.
He didn't hear a heart murmur at all today, so her cardiologist appt should be a good one in March.
We also talked about visitors and taking her into crowded places. We talked about many different aspects and he suggested  that we still wait for visitors at the house until the end of next week,  we won't be taking her into any crowded public places ( stores, church, family gatherings, out to eat) until April, and ask that school age kids not visit until April as well. Not only will RSV season and Flu be over, but she will have some doses of some vaccines in her body to  help her out.
Landon is still enjoying 'baby c'. He started calling her 'my baby' the other day too., & anytime he hears her crying he feels like he needs to tell us 'baby wying'. Let's hope he is OK when she cries from her shots next Tuesday!

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