Emily One Month Old

As you can see, Jennifer finally got to do kangaroo care with Emily. Unfortunately, this seems to depend heavily on the individual nurse’s discression and some nurses think it’s harmful for parents to hold their babies. (We’ve even had nurses tell us we can’t even touch her and need to keep the isolette doors closed … [Read more…]

Emily Gets Off of the Jet!

Emily had a surprisingly good day today. When we went into the hospital this morning, we she wasn’t in her usual spot. After a brief panic, we found that she had been moved to a small private room just off of the East Nursery. When we went in to see her, the nurse and respiratory … [Read more…]

Emily Gives Mommy and Daddy a Scare

Tuesday, Emily had a new “long line” installed. When that procedure was finished Tony noted that she didn’t seem to be responding to her enviroment like she normally does. After getting her doctor to look at her and checking her blood gases it was deterimined that she had high CO2 levels in her blood. So … [Read more…]

Little Miss Emily Gets a Big Head

Well, Emily got measured yesterday. She is now 1 lb, 8 oz. That’s a 50% weight gain over the past three weeks! She’s also a bit longer; 12 1/4 ” compared to 11 1/2 ” at birth. Her head circumferance has also increased by 1 cm in the past week. Yesterday she needed a new … [Read more…]

Three Weeks Old

Emily had a big day yesterday. Emily hadn’t had a bowel movement since she was born. She has been tolerating her feeds well (She’s on day six of a fifteen day feeding schedule to get her digestive system used to food.), and her abdomen has been distended. Yesterday afternoon the nurses gave her a suppository … [Read more…]