Tuesday, June 9, 2009

1 week down!

As of just a few minutes ago, we hit the 7 day mark since Riley's birth! It's amazing how quickly this week has gone, and how much Riley has changed and grown in such a short time. We can't wait to see what the next few weeks hold for us.

Not a whole lot to tell today, but I figured I'd keep up my once-a-day posting. Riley gained 10 grams (up to 943 grams total). They also slowed her feeding a tad, since she was spitting up a little bit each time. The arterial catheter in her umbilical was removed, so we're hoping to be able to hold her any day. Also, today they did a cranial ultrasound to check for brain hemorrhaging and she passed with flying colors! This is a good sign, as many premature infants have some slight bleeding on the brain, which usually leads to mental defects or disabilities.

Pam has her postpartum follow-up on Thursday and is looking forward to getting the staples removed from her belly. She's able to get up and around a lot more now, but still can't be on her feet for too long. Pumping is going really well, and we are starting to stockpile the milk for when Riley comes home and starts sucking it down fast.

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