Happy Tuesday from gloomy NYC!
Lucille is having a great day. She weighed in at 3,285 grams or 7lbs, 3.9oZ. Our silly little darling still hasn't passed a stool since Saturday afternoon, but she is comfortable and fine otherwise, so they are just keeping an eye on her. If she gets uncomfortable and starts to strain a lot, they will likely give her a suppository to help get things going again.
Drea spoke to Lucie's pediatrician today, who has been coming in to see her since last week on Friday. She was very enthusiastic about how Lucie is prorgressing. She let us know that Lucie hasn't had any B's & D's (Brady's and Desats) since 1pm yesterday, and so since then, she felt comfortable to start the count towards bringing Lucie Pie home!!!!!!!!!!
If you're tracking with us here, then you realized that meant, that as of 1pm today, we are 1 day in to the countdown!!
They are going to monitor her very closely during these next couple of days to make sure that it is safe for her to come home without having any Brady's or Desats. If for some reason she doesn't seem ready, they will just start the countdown again. While they are monitoring her, they will also continue to try to give her every feeding by mouth instead of through the feeding tube. In fact as of tonight they removed the feeding tube, so hopefully that can stay out! She has been taking at least some of every feeding, but the goal is for her to take her full feed each time.
We, along with the pediatrician, are cautiously optimistic, as she put it. Lucie is thriving and maturing and getting better each day, and we thank God for that! We are so encouraged by this amazing progress, and we are so excited that we are in the phase of getting to count down and realistically prepare to bring home our baby girl!
Her head sono will be done at some point later this week as well, this is part of preparing to discharge her. Please pray that it continues to show that her brain is stable. Please also be praying for us to be able to continue to have our one day at a time mentality throughout these next few days, and for Lucie to have continued resilience and strength!
PS - Drea posted on our old blog today about the days leading up to and just after Lucie's birth. If you care to read it, you can click the link at the top of this page that says "Hickson Huddle".