Friday, October 12, 2012

(Almost) Two Weeks Old!

About five more hours, and Katie will be two weeks old! I have mixed feelings on how quickly time seems to have already gone by.

Katie is up to 720 grams (about 1 pound, 9 ounces). I'm not sure how much of that is fluid weight, and how much is her actually growing.. but either way, it sounds great! This evening the ventilator was set around 45, but she was letting it do all the work! She had a interesting morning, with an x-ray and some blood work being done. The doctors say that, based on the x-rays, it looks like the poof of air in her stomach is moving down, and she's having more soiled diapers (which is great!).

More news: the doctors think she has a tear in her larynx (which could be the "airway anomaly" the doctors at Baptist found). They say that they are giving it some time to heal, and then they will feel better about feeding her. Hopefully she'll be a little pig and will start to grow :).

We knew Katie had been opening her eyes just a sliver, even at Baptist, but we hadn't ever gotten a picture of it.. until today! She struggles so hard to get the right muscles working to get her eyes open, it's adorable. She always scrunches up her eyebrows and wrinkles her forehead before she manages to open her eyes.

Taking a peek!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us (on the January board) updated. She is such a freaking cutie! I think/pray about you and Katie everyday. I can't believe it's already been two weeks! I bet you're exhausted! Also, seeing her makes me think about how big my baby boy is in there. This is so exciting!