Baby girl is now a week old. Wow, what a week it has been. Definitely one of the longest and hardest weeks of my life. I keep waiting for it to get a little easier to leave my baby each day, but it hasn’t, and it still breaks my heart every single time. I know she’s where she needs to be right now, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Leaving my baby SUCKS.
Good news? Sophia is making some great progress!! The IV came out a few days ago and they took her off of the oxygen and she’s been doing well since. She had a few apnea and bradycardia episodes but they started her on caffeine to jump start her respiratory system and it seems to be working. She had a bit of trouble keeping her temperature up so she was placed in a warming bed for two days and has since weaned from that and has been doing great!
She now weighs 5 pounds 12 ounces and is nursing like a champ!
Still no official word on when Sophia will be coming home. The plan is ***hopefully*** sometime this week. Things can change quickly in the NICU, as I’ve learned this past week, so it’s really a day by day game right now.
She needs to continue to eat at her max feeding level (50 mL) for every feed and then the NG tube can come out and she’ll be one step closer to coming home.
I’m pretty sure once my baby girl is home, I’ll never let her go! I simply cannot wait to have my family complete and together. Her brothers miss her so much and we all just want our baby home.
Thank you SO MUCH for all the thoughts and prayers. It is so appreciated!!