Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009


"But these gloves make it harder for me to pull out my feeding tube."
"Exactly."

We're all adjusting to the rhythm of home. Katie and I have been gotten the usual 2-3 hours of sleep each night now that we're the ones taking care of her full-time. No nurses to take over the midnight-8am stretch. Our kitchen counter has been re-purposed as a large drying rack for bottles, bottle nipples, gavages, plungers, and pump parts.

Charlotte had her first meeting with the pediatrician on Friday and was given the all clear. Her weight remains 5lbs 15oz.

She has managed to pull out her feeding tube once already, mid-feed. Katie expertly reinserted the tube in one try. No more of that hopefully.

Her feeding is up a little from her last few days in Milwaukee, but still far from where she needs to be. She seems to be awake and alert more, just not at the right time.

Other than that we are still trying to find time (and energy) to unpack and organize. Charlotte tends to demand attention from one of us, sometimes both. However, we received our moby from Adria's store so we'll be hands free now. Then we have the ever-useful and stylish Baby Bjorn once she is big enough.

Of course now I don't have any excuse for watching my soaps and being unproductive during the day. But how will I keep track of who Sammy has stabbed in the back lately on Days?


5 comments on "November 16, 2009"

Jimmer310 on November 16, 2009 at 10:22 PM said...

Your little Yooper is just wearing her first Choppers (for the uninformed: big Yooper mittens for chopping wood, etc. outside). Now she just needs a tiny Kromer and some Swampers and she's be all set.

Welcome back to the Keweenaw kiddo. (To Mom and Dad, too.)
Jim C.

Gregg on November 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM said...

I especially like the "camo" manly moby. Wow.
She sure looks great you guys. Congrats on being home. Hope to see you soon.
Gregg

Anonymous said...

Way to go Russell family, glad you are home. Thanks for the update, we need that.

Love, Leona

Debbie said...

She is one beautiful baby and so healthy looking. Everyone looks happy to be home. Thanks for letting us share this experience with you.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

The gang at Superiorland is happy and proud of all of you!! Hang in there, Mom and Dad! Only 18 more years! It will go so fast so enjoy as much as you can in your sleep deprived state!!
Give her a big kiss for us!!

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