As for feeding and growing…Elise is doing just that. Her feeds are still on the pump over 90 minutes every 3 hours. Dr. Pyle wants no bottles until Monday. At that time we will try 5 ml’s of the honey thickness milk and see how she does.
After a few days of a stagnant weight, Elise gained 40 grams tonight. That puts her checking in at four pounds, six ounces. As Aesop wrote, “Slow but steady wins the race!” … the weight race that is.
Elise still battles with reflux, but it is getting better by the day. Her fussiness has greatly improved and she is more herself lately. I would be fussy too if I had milk going down my trachea! As much as we want to see progress, this week of ‘rest and relaxation’ is actually giving us progress. It is funny how we, as humans, have a tendency to push, push, push to see desired results. When we step back and take a breather, sometimes that is when we see our progress. There are so many lessons to learn as parents. This just happens to be one of them.
Our favorite time with Elise is definitely our ‘night cap’ time at 8:00. There is something about putting a baby to sleep that ends your day perfectly. Tonight, we got to give Miss E a bubble bath…check out the bubbles! (I would be a little scared too if I had bubbles the size of me!)
Thankful for the blessed day,
G & J & E