Saturday, December 1, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007 - Update

Ryan spoke with Olivia’s pediatrician this morning. We were getting pretty stressed about her bottling. Every nurse had a different idea and we felt like we were being very inconsistent and trying too many different things. . .none of which were working. Her doctor believes that her inconsistency is simply due to her prematurity and the fact that she is not yet full term. We are having a speech specialist come to work with her on Monday to try to develop some kind of plan. She took about 20 ccs for me today. She also kind of initiated me into motherhood. As I was changing her diaper, she had a big, explosive blowout and it literally shot across the room. I caught most of it with my hand. She didn’t get any on her outfit and I didn’t get any on mine, but I think it went everywhere else. Oddly enough. . it didn’t even phase me too much.

Today was a special day because Grandma and Grandpa Glunt were able to hold her for the first time. She didn’t want to wake up for them, but she wouldn’t even wake up for daddy tonight. She was pretty tired. Olivia is now 4 lbs 15 oz so that 5 lb mark is just around the corner. She is one beautiful girl. I am amazed every time I look at her that God gave her to me.

3 comments: said...

your daughter is beautiful!! I have been following her and Logan's story on this blog and keep your family in my prayers every day.
i wanted to post a comment because of your feeding concerns. I'm a speech/feeding therapist in an NICU and also follow-up/transition Birth-Three once babies go home. I think your ped has a good idea for you to meet with the speech therapist in your best advice for you is to BE PATIENT. i know that sounds crazy, but pushing Olivia will only result in negative feelings towards the bottle. Think of all the procedures she has had done that involve her mouth. Breathing is HARD work and it only gets harder when you add feeding at the same time.
if you'd like to bounce ideas off me or ask questions, i'd love to try to help.
God Bless Olivia & Logan.
Good luck with your bottle sweetheart!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your parents got to hold Olivia!! I know it's hard to do (I had to leave the room when my parents in law first held my son because I was so nervous!) but I'm sure they loved every minute!

Also, we'll be praying the meeting with lactation goes well tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Yay, I just left a comment about ST and the next one up - there you go! :-)

K had a HUGE blowout in the SCN while still on all those wires and the canula. It gets easier with practice juggling all that stuff along with the poopy and the diaper and the wipes, etc. You'll be a pro in NO time! :-)