Addison is 3 days old and doing well. She is having typical preemie setbacks but is still not on oxygen. She is down to 1 lb. 13 oz. from 2 lbs. 2 oz but this is not of huge concern. All babies lose weight after birth and losing some of the fluid from birth is desired. Last night I knew she had lost more because she looked more wrinkly which earned her the temporary nickname of Grandma Wrinkles.
I held her for quite a while last night and it felt so nice. I wouldn't even give her up to Jared when he asked. I eventually relented but sharing a newborn is not something we have had to do in the past. :) He would like to stand guard over her like the good Daddy that he is 24 hours a day so it is a challenge for him to balance time with the boys and being here. He is doing a great job though and as I may be going home today I too will have to try and maintain that balance of home life and NICU life, Addie and the boys.
I checked on her this morning and she had an O.K. night. She is jaundice now and is under the lights rockin' her shades. Her blood gases weren't great last night so she is on a bit more IV fluid and she didn't digest about 1/2 her food so her feeds have been decreased from 6 cc's to 3. So when asked how she is doing I would say well but all of these little components are par for the preemie course and not to be taken lightly.
Prayer requests right now are that she has more stool, which, would help rid her body of the jaundice, gains weight and does well with her feeds. Thanks for continuing to pray with us and our family. We feel so blessed to have her here.
The boys were able to see her last night through a window in the NICU. Jared wheeled us up there and the boys sat in my lap waiting for the big moment. He had the Nurse get Addison out and the boys smiled and waved to their little sister. They were so excited. It was a really precious moment. The boys were sitting in my lap holding each others hands and Alex said to Eli "that is where we lived, Eli". They get to visit her on weekends for 15 minutes so that will be an emotional ride for us. We plan to video and take a ridiculous amount of pictures I am sure.