Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Brooke's 5th Day!

Brooke is continuing to improve each day, which is great news to us. She did have 4 episodes where her oxygen level decreased around 1am Monday morning, but she was able to regulate it on her own all four times. She also has been eating close to 60 cc's at each feeding and since my milk came in, she has been getting all breastmilk and we stopped supplementing with any formula. She did lose some weight, but is at 5 lbs, 2.8 oz. Here are some pictures from our visit last night.....she was wide awake!We've been trying to keep things as normal for Luke as possible, so yesterday between visits was spent enjoying the pool and having a BBQ with both families. It was hard to "have fun" without Brooke, but we've all been so exhausted with everything that I really think it was good. Here is some pictures from the festivities.
This week we're hoping to get on somewhat of a schedule. Thankfuly my mom quit her job a couple months ago to stay home full time with Luke and Brooke. Luke will continue to go to in home care just two houses down from ours two days a week though, so Mimi can get one on one time with Brooke. I also get to call and schedule my gallbladder surgery today. After everything I've been through, I'm not sure why I'm so scared, but for some reason I am. But I think it would be much easier to have surgery while Brooke is still in the NICU than when she comes home and is possibly hooked up to a monitor that goes off for false alarms constantly! We'll see how this week goes...

4 comments:

kermiefrg said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!

Samantha said...

She is so freakin cute!

C said...

Congrats girl! She's so adorable!!

Alison said...

Yay! I'm happy to hear that you and Brooke are doing better. She's adorable!! GL with your surgery. I hope things continue to improve.