Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009

Charlotte has grown over 2 inches since she was born - she's now about 16 inches long.

Yesterday Charlotte weighed 1880 grams and 1 week ago she weighed 1890 grams. As a result of her overall weight loss, her feeds were increased to 38 mls x 3 hours. Then tonight she showed a weight gain of 35 grams!

She hasn't had a bowel movement on her own in a couple of weeks now. Yesterday the doctors and nurses decided not to give her glycerin every 24 hours to encourage her to go on her own. It hasn't worked yet, but they did finally give her glycerin this afternoon and she emptied out right away. Since they increased her feeds they won't be mixing a protein powder with her milk, which may help. Her milk continues to be fortified, however, and will be for quite a while.

We continue to work on her feeds and she continues to tell us when she's ready to take steps toward home.

1 comments on "October 21, 2009"

Lindsay on October 22, 2009 at 7:38 AM said...

Willow's milk is STILL fortified! It's no big deal...keep up the great work with the pumping, Katie; Mom's milk the best thing for Charlotte! NICU moms deserve a medal for all that pumping!!!



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