Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007 - An Update from Daddy

Well, for a change of pace, I thought that I (dad) might write the update today. I got to set the record today for holding Olivia the longest. I held her for 3 hours! She loved every minute of it. Her nurse said that at about 4:15 Oliva knew that it was about time to be held by mom or dad. Jodi and I got to the hospital at 4:45. Olivia was wide awake and ready for us. It didn't take long for her to fall asleep on me after they got her out. It is a wonderful feeling holding my daughter. She's going to be a daddy's girl yet. I'm just amazed at how calm she is while she is out. She gets totally relaxed. Olivia isn't just warm when she's out on me. She get's daddy warm. When she goes back into the isolette she tends to be about 37.1°C. Her normal temperature in her isolette is generally about 36.7°C. She did really well tonight during her transitions from and back to her isolette. She also keeps surprising Jodi and me with how much weight she has been gaining. She gained another 30 grams tonight which brings her to about 2 lbs. 9 oz. They have also increased her feedings again today. She is currently on 11.4cc of breastmilk every 3 hours. Olivia also had another first today. She got to wear her first hat! It was cute seeing her wear it.

I know my postings aren't as good Jodi's, but y'all won't have to worry. She will still be doing the majority of posts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From an old Dad to a new Dad, Congratulations! It will get better! We delight in the way God is working in your lives. Keep up the good work, and you write every once in a while too, Dad. Mary and Ed