Six Weeks and Three Days Old

Emily now weighs in at 860 grams! (1 lb. and 14 oz.) The tiny preemie outfits Jennifer bought for her which used to be so big are now just fitting her, so she needs new clothes already. Her feeds were increased to 11 mls of fortified milk every two hours, and she has had no aspirates so far. Her eye and lung infections also seem to have cleared up. She received a blood transfusion today, but not much else happened.

We spoke with the doctor again regarding Emily’s prognosis. He says that there is only a 5% chance that Emily won’t have severe cerebral palsy from being born at 24 weeks. Of course, there is still no sign of any brain damage, so we are taking his opinion with a grain of salt.