Kayla's first night in her very own room. Yes I am a bad mommy- she has a ton of blankets in there, and her bumpers are up. She is also on a wedge- to help with reflux at night. She needs barriers... so I put a ton of blankets in there and roll them up at the bottom so she doesn't fall down, and on the sides so she can't turn- which she has done..
I would like to say she is very strong- which she is, but she does have the help of that rolled up blanket... I mean most of this holding up is all her, but the blanket does help a little. :)
Kayla's first experience with a dog- and yes, it is a BIG dog.. Homer is his name. Homer lives with Grandma and Grandpa... but is Uncle Tim's dog. She was not scared one bit- he even came up to her and licked her face and she smiled! :) I missed the pic- I was too slow!My gorgeous girl!
Nina came over to get Kayla's routine down for babysitting.... and started reading to Kayla... she loved it- Kayla too :) haha
So I am back to work- have been for a week now. I have to say it is nice to see my co-workers- they are always a ton of fun to work with... but I wish I were home with Kayla... my job is just too germy for my sanity right now. I hate the thought of what I bring home.. thank god my mother takes Kayla to her house during the day... that makes it so I can go home and go straight to the shower and scrub off the germs I picked up at school and change my icky clothes. I only have 2.5 more weeks left and school will be out. Phew!
Kayla is doing great.. I am really happy with her weight gain- I think she is on track, I was a little obsessive and bought a scale.. my scale said last night she was 11lbs 11oz... Monday we have a pediatrician check up and I will compare the two scales to see how accurate mine really is. She eats anywhere from 3-5 oz. I never can tell how much she will do at each feeding. I do let her sleep at night tho, I stopped waking her as it was causing more problems than not. She lets us know when she wants food so I am good with that. She has a check up in syracuse on Wed. Aparrently we "missed" our appt... even tho we went to an appt.. not sure what happened but hopefully this appt will do an x-ray so I can see her lungs.
All in all things are going well. I have to say I have been truly lucky with her! I am praying for those going thru this same process every night. Stay strong and be positive- that is one thing I learned at the NICU, you must stay positive! :)