Thursday, August 28, 2008

Movin' on up!!


Avery had a big day yesterday...she moved from her giraffe isolet, into the next step up: a non-humidified, non-giraffe, pretty awesome and impressive...other kind of isolet! You may or may not get stoked about that...but, it's all about the cheap thrills here for us nowadays!! She looks so good! Her little friend Zack next door had moved up last week, so now they have matching pink and blue isolets again.

She's doing well...staying pretty healthy. She is now at 2 lbs, 9 oz...not exactly hitting a growth spurt, but slowly gaining gram for gram. The doctors are trying to get her a mixture of the right amount of milk, lipids, and minerals that will help her grow and her body to develop... since she had a NEC scare the last time she went on the milk fortifyer, they are hesitant to go that route again. But, she's been on and off of oxygen lately, and when she's on...it's only around 10-20 ccs, which is still very low. They took her PICC line out, and so she only has the feeding tube in, the nasal cannula and some monitors... and between you and me...she just gets cuter every time we see her :)

Thank you for all the great comments on here, the texts and calls etc... sorry to freak some of you out by not posting for a bit... we are in limbo between the hospital and our apartment, 45 mins away and are staying over at the Frame Bed and Breakfast (code name for the guest bedroom at my in-laws :) ) half of the time to try to defray gas costs!! So...down here at our apartment, we don't have the internet set up yet...and I can only post when the wind blows just right, and someone's free connection comes through our window!

So, I'll be able to post more this weekend...as for now, the little squirt is doing very well... all of you who ask us what you can do for us: pray that she grows! (and while you're at it...pray that gas prices come down- couldn't hurt!)

On a related... or not so related note...Steph and I went to the dentist and neither of us have any cavities...just goes to show you, that dental hygene, even in times of severe tragedy, always pays off! (okay, okay...there were a few nights there that I just didn't floss OR brush... I admit it!!)

6 comments:

StephNyd said...

Hey Steph! It's Steph Davis. I found your blog from your facebook account. I'm so glad that things are going well. Avery is so adorable and your whole little family as well. I hope you are holding up okay. You are in our thoughts and prayers, well you have been ever since your mom talked to my mom about you delivering early. I'll keep updated from your blog. I bet in no time, you will be able to have that little bundle of joy at your home.

Brock and Jennie said...

She looks great! You all do. I love staying updated, so keep up the good work with the blog. I love you guys!

Amanda Green Englund said...

sick Ryan, or as Steph would say, "sssssssssssick" =)

Kathleen said...

Yay AVERY!!! WAY TO GO BIG GIRL!

Love Aunt Kath

The Wheeler 5 said...

every step forward is like a huge party in itself. i remember when the twins could finally wear clothes...now that was a cool day. also the open air crib. lots of things to look forward to, each little step will get you closer to home. take care guys...

Sherrie D said...

She is growing, and that is what counts. Ten ounces since birth! That is the better part of a pound, and when you only weigh two pounds, that is nearly a 50% gain. See, you can always look on the bright side. She is nearly a month old now. She will be putting some "meat on those bones" now.