Neely had a great night last night!
She got to try bottle feeding for the first time. She only took in a little but was a champ at trying. It tired her out very quickly and had to finish the remainder with the NG tube. So proud of her!
She used the NG tube throughout the night and had no residual milk in her stomach at the beginning of each feeding so she’s taking it all in! Woohoo! The even jumped her from 18 ml to 45ml and she did great! And BONUS, mommy got to sleep through the night for the first time! What a blessing! I know there won’t be many of those nights in my near future! 🙂 Well worth the lack of sleep though!
After meeting with the speech pathologist this morning, she and Neely devised this plan for her feeding and even posted a note for others to see. I love that Neely is so well spoken in her first week of life. I think she might have had lots of help from Maggie the Speech pathologist!
When she is tired or resting, this is what feeds Neely. Thankful for this wonderful bit of technology so that she stays well fed and can grow, grow, grow even when she is struggling with feeding herself.
Here’s mommy’s new best friend. I’m glad pumping is going well. Definitely not my favorite thing to do but worth it for our sweet little one.
Neely has had lots of visitors. Sadly I have forgotten to get out my camera when they come!! But I do have a few so Neely will remember when her friends came by!
The Ulrichs! God love ’em…say a prayer for them….they are keeping Ethan. I think he might be spolied when I get him back. 🙂
The Colemans!! They are keeping the girls for us and might be worn out too from keeping up with the many episodes of Umizoomi that RK is requiring them to watch!
We enjoyed our visit with the Monroe’s but forgot to snap a picture!!! Bella Grace brought Neely this sweet little bunny rabbit named Angel that she made for her at Build-A-Bear! It’s busy keeping Neely company in her crib.
Ethan came to visit but he was not impressed with his new little sister. He was more concerned about where Regena was taking him next and eating a bag of Cheetos that he found! I think he was a little taken aback by all the wires and her big scary bed. I know he will be all excited once we get her home.
The most excited of course was big sister Ellie. She was ecstatic. She got to hold her and even got to check her blood pressure. She is going to be such a big help to me once we get home. She is a wonderful big sister!