This is going to be a post FULL of pictures! It has been a day of enjoying our little girl and lots of firsts! We enjoyed spending time with our wide eyed little girl...I know I am a little partial, but look at that sweet face. She is gorgeous!
She loves her daddy. It is so sweet to watch my 2 favorites spending time together. His voice always seems to calm her.
Yawn, baby, yawn!
She always seems so alert when she is awake now. She scans around and watches everyone, but for the most part remains really calm when she is awake. Hopefully she will be laid back like her daddy!
I got to hold her this afternoon for about 30 minutes!! She had a new IV put in on the other side of her head so she had been disturbed for quite some time just before this. It was great to be able to soothe her and love on her!
This was her very first feeding! Luke and I were almost dreading the feeding a little because of the tube that had to go down her throat, but she did great! Luke and I were even able to watch it being put in and the feeding without any tears on our end! Ha! She is such a trooper and took 15cc's of mommy's milk. Right after she ate she fell asleep. They were so impressed with how well she took to the milk!
We found out after lunch time that her biliruben levels had increased from the previous day from the low/moderate risk group to the high intermediate risk group for jaundice. So right after she had her first feeding she moved to a new bed. Luke called her our little glow worm. She had these little baby cloth goggles on to protect her eyes and will spend at least 24 hours in the bili bed.
After spending 6 hours in the bili bed, Luke was able to hold Madelyn for 45 minutes using the "bili blanket". Do you see where it looks like her head is glowing?? That's the bili blanket Luke is holding under her back. I love how she is looking up into Luke's eyes. She's already got him wrapped around her little finger!!
The glow worm still looking up so intently at Daddy!
Luke sang to her while he rocked her tonight. It really made me look forward to nights at home, listening to him sing and play the guitar for her.
Does this make your heart melt or what?? Luke loves to give his pretty little lady kisses!
After lots of good daddy daughter time, Madelyn fell asleep in his arms. It was absolutely precious!
She is still on 25% oxygen tonight and they are not going to try to ween off of it until her blood work results tomorrow. Her respirations have been GREAT. They mainly stay between 50-65 right now which is AWESOME. She just seems so much more at peace and content. She has now had 3 feedings and done great for all 3! They will do another x-ray in the morning that should be more informative concerning the presence still of the pneumonia in the lungs. Like I mentioned earlier, because she was on the CPAP machine when they took her x-ray this morning, it might not have been as accurate.
I know that tomorrow only holds more progress for Madelyn!! I have some more that I want to share, but I wanted to at least share these pictures for now and let you know how great she is doing!
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