Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby Bella Day 97

Good Day All! Two days closer to leaving the hospital. Ahhh, how sweet...actually bittersweet. We have made so many great friends in the NICU, it's incredible. Thank goodness for Facebook and Blogs, right!?! Isabella is doing splendid. They have increased her actigal to help get the bilirubin/bile flushed out. Hopefully she will only have to be on that for a month after discharge. Bella is eating well and is always hungry. Hmmm, I wonder which one of us she gets that from, we both LOVE food! Sometimes she actually eats too fast. Her weight is up to 5lb 14oz. Never know, she could be right at 6lb when we walk out the door. I spent some time working with Physical & Occupational Therapy today. The ideal setting is to work with her 2-3 times a day, right after diaper change or feeding to stretch her muscles and joints. She still has some tone problems and concerns. I am looking forward to doing these kinds of exercises with her. As all my fellow preemie moms out there know, it is going to be constant work to observe her patterns, routines, and signs for development. On to tomorrow...

Peace & God Bless!

3 comments:

The Juarez Family said...

Wonderful news! TEXAS BOUND! I am so happy for you all to finally be out of NICU! Ya'll are gonna have so much fun learning the querks of Miss Bella! Many prayers and kisses!

Kim

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Shauna said...

It's Saturday Night....Did that baby go "home" today or what???!!! Keep waiting for that "We're Home" blog update! Seriously, hope it all went well today and Bella is safe and sound and out of the NICU.