Brynn is doing great! She's (slowly) being weaned from the vent. Without getting technical again, she's gone from 40 supported breaths/minute with her own breaths being fully supported to only 30 supported breaths/minute with her own breaths unsupported in less than a week. That's a pretty big leap as far as I'm concerned--and to do it without any steroids is even better.
Not much else is new, except that I think I grow to love her more each day. Sometimes I think I'm going to burst I love her so much. I can't believe how big she's getting! She's already 2 lbs 6 oz--only two ounces away from being double her birth weight. Even though I'm here every day, it seems like I can actually SEE her expanding. I swear she gets fatter by the minute.
Well, it's been a while since I posted photos, so here's a bunch.
This is the first time I've ever seen Brynn suck her thumb. She's always trying, but the tube makes it difficult for her to get her fingers in her mouth:
After putting her hat on, the nurses thought she should be an Anne Geddes model baby. The hat drowns her, but its so cute! One of the nurses' moms makes a lot of these hats and the rest come from cute grandmas in a nursing home who knit them as a service to the NICU:
Here's another cute hat. Kelly (the nurse whose mom makes the hats) brought this one in especially for Brynn. Doesn't she look festive? (You can also see she's trying desperately to get her fingers in her mouth again):
Success! Got a few fingers in!
Oh yes, and since she isn't as critical as she used to be, Brynn graduated to a "big girl" isolette. This one is much smaller and doesn't have as many trinkets attached. I was going to say not as many bells and whistles attached, but alas, she still has enough of those to drive anyone crazy. You can't be in her room 5 minutes without an alarm going off--maybe several times.
Here our feisty little girl is not happy about her bath (a.k.a. 15-second wipe down):
Look at all that hair! My goodness is she getting big . . . Love ya!
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