Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Girl

Caydence is now up to 5 lbs 9.9 oz! Last night she took 2 whole bottles. She must be a night owl because she only takes about 1/2 her bottles during the day. Her nurses the past couple days seem to think she is strong enough to come home. But it's up to the doctor on when they release her. Our nurse today said they only give parents about 24 hours notice before sending babies home. So it could be any day now!

SCARY!!!!!

Of course Josh and I can't wait for her to come home. We are just so nervous! She is so small and because of her heart defect we have to closely monitor her respiratory rate, heart rate, and temperature. We just don't want anything bad to happen to her

It will be such a relief once her surgery is over and her heart is all fixed up. They are still saying 6 months to a year. Right now she sleeps all the time because she just doesn't have enough energy. We can't wait for our sleeping beauty to wake up :)

She likes to smile in her sleep, so here is a pic of her grinning sound asleep after her 4:30 pm feeding today.

5 comments:

dj said...

Happy Lovie!! Maybe she'll be home this weekend!!! That would be so nice! :)

Anonymous said...

What a doll! The picture is so cute, it makes smile. I bet you'll have her home before I have my turn at the hospital. I am very happy for your entire family.

-Melissa

Movie Star Wife said...

She is so beautiful! I'm glad to hear she is doing so well. Hurray!

Osh said...

She is so pretty! And I bet DJ will be happy to help once she is home!

Grinder said...

I woman here at work is on the same pace. At her hospital they had to do a sleep over at the hospital - off the monitors and so forth for 24 hours just as a practice to make sure all is stable and THEN bring the kid home.

whoo hoo - getting close!