Lily is now three weeks old, and she crossed the two pound mark today! She weighs two pounds, one ounce, having added five ounces to her birthweight - a gain of about 17%.
Five ounces... the biggest five ounces I've ever encountered!
She's still around the 30-40% range on her SiPAP, and I was able to hold her again today for about a half an hour. She's digesting the 6mL/hr of breastmilk at a good rate, and all of her plumbing is working. The doctors and nurses keep telling us how well she is doing - "my, what a difference three weeks makes", Lily's attending physician said today. Things are really looking up! The first week of life is all about survival - the second week of life is about reaching critical stability - the third is transitioning to full feeds - from here on out, it's all about Lily packing on weight and growing!
All in, it was another very good day. Slowly but surely, more normalcy is returning to life. I went golfing with a client in central jersey, had a great round (for me) and shot a 102... breaking 100 isn't that far away! It was a great day for it - not a cloud in the sky. Had a blast! It is, indeed, still possible to enjoy life a bit.
I stopped by the NICU on the way home from NJ and stayed for about an hour and a half, came home, cleaned the pool (again), played with Addie, and am now about to crash!
So... these posts are getting shorter... boring is GOOD!