Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bigger baby steps

Blaise is weighing in at 5 lbs. 8 oz. as of last night. She's still on the small side for her corrected age, but she has started outgrowing the preemie clothes. Weirdly, she's getting longer, but not really chubbier. "Willowy" isn't really a body type that runs in either of our families, so we have no idea where this is coming from. It also means that she's too long for a lot of the preemie clothes, but the newborn sizes just hang on her.

We're taking the biggest step yet in terms of pushing her feeds. She's been getting 11 mL by mouth every four hours and 4 mL per hour through her g-tube for almost a week. Today she went up to 5 mL/hour on the g-tube. All of the previous increases have been half a milliliter an hour, so a full mL/hour increase seems huge to us. We'll see how her little gut handles it.

In more fun news, Blaise and I made a birthday card for Ben with her footprints on it. She was amazingly calm throughout the footprint-making process. No fussing about the paint on her feet or about having them washed off. Once we finished and got her bundled back up, though, she fussed for 3 hours. Maybe she wanted to make more footprints.

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