Thursday, October 30, 2008

7 lb. Baby




We've had some exciting news in the past couple of days. Emerson has been doing great on her breast/formula ratios. Each day they are continuing to add more breast milk and less formula. Last night, Emerson officially weighed in at 7 lbs. 1 ounce. Travis and I are so excited that she is finally getting enough food to put on some weight. Dr. Lipman came in this morning and gave us our "game plan" for the upcoming days. This afternoon we will be at a 60cc breast milk/ 20cc formula ratio. Tomorrow (Halloween) we will be able to go to complete breast milk! I am so thrilled that I have already called the lactation specialist to be at our "first" feeding. If all goes as plan, on Saturday she will decrease the octreotide (medicine) dose to 1/2 and on Sunday she will be completely off of her meds. Needless to say, I will be a mess all weekend wondering if her tear has healed. Dr. Lipman is very optimistic and feels that we would have seen reaccumulation already if her tear was not healed.
Dr. Lipman is getting things together for a discharge next week. "Emerson is ready to come home" he tells us! We are ready for her to be home too :-)
Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated during these upcoming days.
Attached are some pictures from throughout the week- enjoy!

7 comments:

Grammy Forster said...

OMG -- this baby is too cute. I love her!!!!

Bradenton Green's said...

YEAH...THAT'S REALLY GREAT NEWS!! BABY EMERSON IS GOING HOME...WHERE SHE NEEDS TO BE! HUGS TO ALL, AUNTIE GLO & UNCLE KEN

Kristan and Stephen said...

That is such great news!! She is so beautiful!

Delia said...

Hello Friends!
I am so happy to hear that Emerson is doing well! I know you will be so happy to have her home and I know she will continue to thrive!
Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers.

Delia Fowler
Loli&theBean

Brian said...

She is so adorable. I just want to hold her! That is great news :).

Christina said...

Great news! - hope all goes as planned. Love the pictures, Emerson's just beautiful!

Hugs and Prayers,
Christina D.

Bradenton Green's said...

Baby Emerson is such a cute one month old. Tyson liked her headband. We are glad to hear the good news. How exciting to be taking her home!!! We'll be praying and thinking of you.

Love,
Court & Ty