Somewhat defeated with just an "OK" afternoon, we went off to dinner to come back to just a wonderful evening spent with Elise!
|I'm just so happy to be with my mommy and daddy! Look at that SMILE!|
Amy, one of her primary night nurses, was on, and the atmosphere was instead filled with excitement and joy as Elise was wide awake and just an utter delight! We started off by getting her changed into a nice little evening dress, and then the night just got better and better...
|I'm all ready for a night on the town... Or at least an evening out of my isolette.|
Once she was all dressed and ready, we were able to get Miss Elise to lay in her mommy's lap and take a bottle. She had previously been able to take about 4 mL of her mommy's milk when feeding from the bottle, but tonight our little piglet took in a good 7 mL!
|Daddy, are you watching me chow down on my bottle?|
|"May I continue to develop and grow so I can go home with my mommy and daddy soon."|
We absolutely loved being able to enjoy Elise tonight. It was certainly a taste of what it will be like when she is home and able to be held and loved at will by us-- and that moment just cannot come quickly enough.
-G & J & E