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The Home Stretch

Things are moving so fast. She’s been out of her isolette for a couple days, she’s wearing clothes, she’s keeping herself warm, she’s attempting bottles or breastfeeding for half her feeds, and she’s 4 pounds, 4.8 ounces today. The nurses are talking about discharge class and CPR for us. They have mentioned that we need to have her carseat ready soon, because she will have to pass her carseat challenge before she can go.

They are guessing around 3 weeks, at the earliest. She will have to take and finish all of her feeds by mouth for 24 hours. Her feeding tube will come out. Then they will watch her for 2 days, to make sure she can keep it up. Then she could come home.

Mr Minion and I are finishing the painting of her room tonight. We are doing the last coat on the closet doors and the main door and the windows. He put the glider together last night. We started sorting out all the gifts from the shower this morning. I’m going to get all the thank yous written and mailed this week.

And the mayhem ensues.

Day 50

Today is the 50th day of LMM’s nicu stay. She has come so far! Her weight last night was 4 pounds, point 7 ounces. She had her first bottle yesterday. She got to wear clothes for the first time yesterday. It’s been a good week so far. EDIT: When I got to the nicu this afternoon, she was in an open isolette! Such big steps!

Mr Minion and I are putting the second coat of paint on the nursery walls and doing the trim work tonight and tomorrow. The crib is arriving next week. We are getting a dresser from Mr Minion’s parents this weekend. Maybe we can FINALLY get the gifts from the baby shower in the nursery instead of piled in our living room. She could be home as soon as the end of the month.

So much to do…