24 November 2010

One Month Old


Height:  20 inches
Weight:  7 lbs 15 oz.
Oxygen Saturation:  86%

She still sleeps most of the day, but is starting to be more awake.  She tends to be gassy at night starting around the time I want to go to sleep.  I don't really give her much tummy time because she gets upset.  When she cries for over a minute, her face starts turning blue.  She hates pacifiers.  We tried to give her one the other day and she gagged on it as soon as it touched her lips.  She is exclusively breastfed.  I pump every once in a while, but I usually end up throwing that milk away.  I've figured out that it's pointless for me to freeze it because I will probably end up throwing it away.

We made another trip to the cardiology clinic at the Arkansas Children's Hospital yesterday.  She cried a lot when they tried to do the echo on her.  I ended up having to hold her in my arms while they did it.  Her artery to the lungs is getting narrower faster than doctors would like.  If it continues at the same rate, she might have to get the surgery that we wanted her to skip.  We are kind of still just waiting to see how her heart grows.  They said that if her oxygen saturation gets below 75 then we need to call them.   She's been gaining about 20 grams a day since the last time they saw her.  Ideally, they would like to see her gain 30 grams, but 20 is still okay.  We have another appointment in 2 weeks, but we get to go to Lowell instead of driving to Little Rock.  

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