But, I do have pictures...
On Tuesday I got to visit Miss Alivia ~
What I have learned - babies do not develop the ability to suck, swallow, and breathe until about the 34th week in utero. Preemies should not be patted or stroked. The nervous system causes them to feel pain. They add 1ml per feeding. Her stomach is about the size of her fist. It is easier to regulate a babies temperature in an isolet by the baby wear nothing but a diaper.
So how is Alivia? She's doing absolutely wonderful! She has gained an ounce and now weighs 2lbs 10 oz. Her IV has been removed. She can wear a onese now - clothes! Her body temperature is holding well. Hopefully this weekend she can begin to learn to nurse. And that means maybe sometime soon she could have the feeding tube removed! She is now 1 week old! Oh, and when it comes time to feed - wow - she can kick and get upset! She's going to be a pistol!
Keri had plans to have me help her make a couple of quilts for Alivia. On the night she had to go to the hospital - she had the fabric in the car. It got to ride to the hospital and finally came home this Monday. Well, some one needed to make the quilts and it sure isn't going to be Keri. So, She asked me to go ahead and make what ever I wanted. She had considered 9 - 7"x10" blocks. Making one large 9 patch. I changed that up a little...
Here's where I went with it ~
I think I feel a nap coming on.
Smiles - Denise