Here's some new pics of Bela. She is now 13 days old and weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 ox!! It's amazing to look back at pictures right after her surgery just 6 short days ago and see the progress that she has made...
We got to try another bottle feed today and had a much better experience!! She took 10 whole cc's and spit up just a tiny bit..no major throwing up today. We couldn't have asked for anything better than that. Her docs and nurses were very pleased with that. It was sooo fun to feed her and see her little mouth suck and swallow...
She has been awake so much more latley, but everytime I take a picture she shuts her eyes with the flash. Soon I'll catch her little eyes. SHe is sooo cute!
How bout that hair?
Other than the bottle feeding news, there's really not too much to report. She's staying strong and still pulling great numbers. She got her IV out of her neck because it was starting to leak and when they took it off it looked really bad, and they thought it might've gotten infected so they are watching it closely for that. She's completley off all her medications and is now just receiving her feeds. She's getting more and more of my milk each day and tolerating it great. She is one special little girl who definatley has a purpose to fulfill here.
Her voice is still pretty hoarse, but it's coming back a little each day. She makes the funniest little noises and I love them. She has definatley taken to her binkey just like her big brother. Maybe with her we'll get her weaned a little sooner though...:)
Both grandma's got to hold Bela today..she's getting so much easier to hold now with less things coming out of her. It was a nice little reward for them for ALL that they've been doing lately to help us. We couldn't do this without them.
We wanted to quickly say thanks again to SO many people who are reaching out to serve, help, and support us through this. Every little thing that is done or prayer that is offered means so much to us.
Hope you enjoy the pictures, and I'll post again soon..