Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gaining weight!

Well, I already failed in my "Adele every day" plan... I forgot to bring the camera to the hospital at lunchtime, and I forgot to bring it again this evening. So I'm renaming the project "Adele every day that I remember and manage to take a photo" ;-). I'm going to try to do better though, I am excited about this project!

She is still doing very well! They are planning to keep her under the phototherapy lights for a couple more days, but hopefully she'll be done soon. They have started to reduce the amount of IV nutrition that she's receiving, and I'm really looking forward to when she doesn't need an IV any more because it looks so uncomfortable in her tiny little body! They are continuing to increase the amount of food she gets and is now eating 12mls every 3 hours. She is continuing to make poo, which is great, and best of all, she has stopped losing weight, and had a big gain! She had dropped down to 1340g on Monday (2lb 15.3oz) and though it is normal to lose some weight after birth (and what they like to see as waste products are passed out) it is also great to see her now beginning to gain it back! Today she was 1420g (3lb, 2.09oz) which is almost her birth weight (1440g/3lb 2.8oz). Go Adele!!

There's not much other news... Fiona is fine, and seems to be readjusting to life with Mama again. She is very interested in electronic devices right now, and loves to play with our old, old camera. Since I didn't take any other pictures today, here's a self portait of Fiona's feet. Enjoy!



7 comments:

Michelle said...

Well done Adele! And Fiona's self-portrait of her feet is probably far more successful than most of my photography attempts, I think you definitely have a potential child-genius on your hands there!

Mum said...

I think the feet photo is an art shot - Fiona is clearly going to be a great photographer - and we would all love to have pandas on our feet!

Lori said...

Your joy is reminding me again about an exciting part with Adriana. It took her almost a month to reach the 2 lb. mark. We have a 2 pound party though, it is amazing the things that can be taken for granted.

Cathy said...

The feet picture is not showing up on my computer!! I feel like I am missing out. Hooray for Adele and the weight gain!

Louise said...

Hi Michelle! I thought it was a sweet picture :-)

Hi Mum! I agree, I LOVE the panda feet!

Hi Lori! I like that idea! Maybe we'll have a 4lb party!

Hi Cathy! It's cute, I'll show you sometime.

Kate Smith said...

"Anda!" (Audrey has these jammies too, but without the feet)

Louise said...

Hi Kate! They are super cute!