Monday, March 7, 2011

Kangaroo everyday? Yes please!

As I mentioned yesterday, Jillian is now in a lower level room within the hospital's level 3 NICU. The mission and long-term goal of this new area is growth and development. As a part of this capacity parental involvement is highly encouraged and facilitated. Much to my excitement I found out this morning that kangaroo care is allowed everyday, just this little piece of info made my Momma heart leap.

And as a quick side note, I now have two 2 pounders. Little Ms. Peanut has officially graduated out of the 1lb weight category. YEAH! Weights on record for today are: Jililan 2lbs 3oz (980g) and Britian is 2lbs 13oz (1295g). Jillian is nearly at full feeds so she should really start putting on the weight now. Full feeds means that she will no longer require additional nutrition through a line in her leg. When she reaches full feeds (she is only 2oz away from this milestone) they will be able to remove the line in her leg which poses an infection risk just like every other tube and line in her body. Removing this line is also one more step closer to going home.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story. I just found your blog, but I am joining the troops in praying for you and your family. What a beautiful story of God's power and glory. Praying from now on. ((((Hugs))))!!