Sometimes I get excited about all this weight gain, but you always have to wait and see if it sticks. Brinson gained 1.9oz or 55g tonight, but there are signs of retaining fluids. 1) Eyes are puffy 2) Mommy saw lines around her ankles when the socks came off (socks are not tight)
That means she has gained 3/4lb in 10days. Just amazing what can happen when the right formula starts working.
But more good news, she is allowed to wear clothes now. After 1500g or just over 3 1/4 lbs they start allowing babies to wear clothes. So Brinson wore her first shirt today and it is already dirty.
Also because she is wearing clothes they turn the isolette to manual controls. This is so Brinson can start trying to regulate her own temperature. After the temperature is brought down to 28 degrees Celsius and Brinson still stays above 97.6, she would then be moved to a crib.....yes a crib....just like a full term baby.
BTW Brinson is now on 10mls per hour continuously or . That is 2-4oz bottles. Only 6 more to go. YEAH!!!!
Brinson does have ROP Stage I, it is very common in preemies. Nothing to worry about it, they will continue to watch it. Sometimes it resolves itself, sometimes the preemies need laser surgery.
Tomorrow Zachary goes home. YEAH!!! Kim and Stephen are all excited and scared at the same. No worries they are well trained by now and love will guide them through this transition. Lisa is planning to be there to see them off.
This weekend we are planning to go out to dinner with Aubrey and Noah's parents. Should be fun.
The kids and Kenny playing around
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