Monday, September 21, 2009

Just an update

It's been a few days since I posted an update, so I thought all of you might enjoy some news & a few pictures. Sharon is doing really well. She's been getting steadily larger amounts of breast milk each day & she's been doing a great job digesting it. She is up to 15 cc of milk, which is about half an ounce (I know, it doesn't seem like much, but she is pretty tiny). I called for an update this morning since we aren't going to be able to make it down to visit her today. This will be the first day I haven't seen her since she was born!
This picture was taken right after we got her settled into my arms to hold her yesterday. That is her "leave me alone" sign. She tends to do that, or put her hand up with the palm out, which means "stop." This is just her way of telling us that she doesn't like it and wants to be left alone. She will also get the hiccups if she gets too stressed, which the nurse told us is fairly common.

She is gaining weight well. She was born at 1 lb 12 oz and is now up to 2 lbs 4 oz. Her arms and legs aren't as scrawny as when she was born, and her little tummy is filling out as well. Her head is also looking so much better, since she's well hydrated & the bruising is gone. Her black eye is also almost totally healed.
She measured 13.5 inches at birth, and is now 1 inch longer at 14.5. She continues to do well, though she is up and down on her oxygen saturation, which is totally normally for a baby this small. She is still very grouchy when it comes time to change her diaper and other things that require her to be moved around.
We were comparing some of the first pictures we took of Sharon with this one that we took yesterday. You can tell that she has grown because she fills out her skin better. Her arms and legs are bigger & her stomach is definitely rounder. Her skin is also not as translucent as it was.
We are excited for her progress & continued growth. Thank you again for all your help & prayers.
Also, a special thanks to the Relief Society sisters in both the Hualapi Foothills & Kingman Wards for their gifts. You have no idea how much they are appreciated, and how they fulfilled specific needs. We love you & are amazed at your willingness to help so freely! Thank you!


Anonymous said...

We are so excited to see our little one doing so well. Thanks for the update. She has such long beautiful fingers. Music looks to be in her future. Love to All Mom W

Chelle said...

That's great to see her doing so well! She'll be home before you know it!

The Pritchard Party said...

She has gotten bigger! That's awesome. It's amazing how a baby so small can still have a personality, lol. She's so cute!

Morgan said...

When you are that tiny, any little ounce can make you look so much bigger!! She is growing beautifully!!