Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kayla

These are the most recent pictures taken of Kayla. Some nurses are cool and let me hold her as long as I want. Some of them make me put her back before I am ready to. I wasn't done holding her on this day and I asked if I could snap a couple of shots before I left. The one below is of her yawning! I love her so much already! She is such a little miracle! I can't wait to get her home so I can hold her however long I want, without anyone telling me I have to put her down!

Erik and I just got back from the hospital! Kayla is doing soooo good. They took the IV out today and they are going to see how she does out of the incubator. I am soooo excited that she doing so good. Tonight I got to help give her a bath. She is so sweet! She didn't like being naked. It is cool how they give a preemie a bath. We undressed her and then wrapped her in a receiving blanket. Then we put her in the water with the blanket still around her. The nurse said it is less of a shock to do it that way. So we washed her little tiny body and then we dried her off and wrapped her all up again so she would be warm. Then we washed her hair while she was all dry and wrapped up. She loved having her hair washed. Afterwards I brushed it and she just looked around not saying a word. We know she loved it because giving her the bath was putting her behind on eating and this girl loves to eat. The nurse said they give the babies about a 1/2 hour to eat and they have a hard time getting some of them to do it. I told Erik to watch the clock, (this was his first time with the feeding) so we watched it and she had her milk down in less than 5 min. We are hoping she continues to do well so we can get her home. The soonest is Monday and at this rate it is highly probable.
Day 1: 4lb 9oz
Day 2: 4lb 11oz
Day 3: 4lb 7oz
Day 4: 4lb 9oz
Day 5: 4lb 10oz
She is doing good with weight. She went up and then down, and now she is consistantly going up which is really good.

5 comments:

Brian and Courtni said...

So cute! We will cross our fingers that you do get to take her home Monday...it will be great to have her HOME! (And by the way, it is lucky you guys got her nursery ready as early as you did...that is one less thing you have to worry about.)

Meliss said...

Kristina ~

I found your blog off Becca's so hope you don't mind me looking at if every once in awhile. Mine is http://melissawebsterpics.blogspot.com/
Go ahead and look at it. Your little girl is really cute. I hope she continues to progress and you can take her home. Have a great week!

About Us said...

She is so beatiful Kris. I'm soosoo happy for you guys and it looks like you get to take her home soon. Before you know it she'll be puddgy and the last thing you'll worry about is how small she is. How fun!!

Nichole Jolene said...

YAY YAY YAYA FOR YOU!!!! I'm so happy for you~you're in our prayers~~~

Liz said...

Yay!!! I'm so glad I get to live vicariously thru you! ;0) She's gorgeous Kris!! Give her lots of hugs and kisses from us - and give Alex some too! :)