Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Emma now weighs a hefty 7 lbs. 1-1/2 oz... Her birth weight was 7 lbs. 6 oz., getting closer! She's gotten 66% of her food by mouth in the last 24 hours. The docs increased her calories to 27 (kilo calories per ounce) so that she can gain more weight and stamina. The head ultrasound showed that her ventricles are a little larger, neurology is just going to keep an eye on it for now. She got the 13 stitches removed from her back. A lot of them were ingrown and they bled when the doc pulled them out, she was NOT a happy camper. It's hard to watch such a tiny person go through so much, I often wish I could just take her place. Cardiology will do another heart ultrasound on Monday to see what the next step is for her heart.

Poor Shawn got sick yesterday with a sore throat. It's been really hard on him to not be able to be with Emma, and he is worried about getting me sick too. His girls sure love and miss him.

Look who LOVES to sleep... maybe even as much as mommy does!
(I get such a kick out of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich blanket on her bed)

Yet another bath. :)


McKenzie Johnson said...

I can't tell you how much we appreciate all the updates! We love seeing all the adorable pic. of her and seeing you guys holding her. We also love to hear how she has progressed but it's very hard to hear when thing's aren't looking so good. You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers, we love you tons and we hope that you guys will be able to take her home soon and start enjoying her 24/7! =)

Camille said...
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Camille said...

Julie, thanks so much for the updates on Emma. Take it easy and take care of yourself, so that when she comes home, you will be able to care for her. I'm sure it is really hard on Shawn to be sick right now. He has done such a great job of taking care of his girls. You are all in our prayers. I pray that you will all be well and have your family together at home soon.