Friday nights usually start later than the rest of the week for the Hickson crew, so we'll have a shorter update tonight.
Our 5 pounder (2,270 grams) is having a fabulous day, she has been on Nasal SPONT for two days now, controlling her breathing rate on her own! Hooray! She's taking 45mLs of milk every three hours and still practicing taking a bottle at least once a shift.
Here are a few pics to wish you a good Friday night!
Drea, Rob, Lucie and Bess (Los Hicksons)
PS - Some friends have been curious about where "Los Hicksons" comes from and what it means. Well, it's just a fun blend of our family make up and represents where we're from. I'm Hispanic (Half Puertorican, Half Cuban) and Rob was born and raised in Miami, and is of Irish/ Scottish/ Southern descent with lot's of other fun stuff blended in. So, "Los" is Spanish for "The", and Hicksons... well, if you didn't get where that comes from, then I don't know how to help you there! Los Hicksons = The Hicksons. Easy Peasy! We stole the idea from a hashtag that was used for a friend's wedding last October. The Bride is Cuban and the Groom is German. They used the hashtag #uberbueno to tag pictures from the wedding (the German/ Spanish translation = super good). So there's a long winded explanation for the name of our website, and we love how it captures who we are as a family. Love you all! Good Night!