Today, Andrea is wearing her very own shirt. It is the first time she's been in a piece of clothing that didn't come from the hospital. We are very limited in what she can wear, since it needs to have snaps in the front, can't go over her head, and needs to leave her legs free. I suppose she could have something on her legs, but the nurses need access for taking her blood pressure and drawing blood, so it's easier to leave them bare. Still, I like seeing her in something other than the hospital white, and she looks like she's posing.
All remained the same for Andrea today. The isolette temperature is lower than yesterday, as Andrea continues to regulate her own body temperature. She is wrapped in fewer blankets, and her temperature is monitored to make sure she's not getting too cold. She gained back some of the weight she lost yesterday, and will hopefully continue to do so. She can't have increased food until she's gained the weight back.
I was able to give Andrea one of her bottles today. She is adjusting very well to bottle feeding, consuming her 27 ml in about 15 minutes. I noticed she's letting less dribble out the sides, too, so I think she's got a better "grip" on the bottle. As well as Andrea does with the bottle, she does expend considerable energy to drink. She'll take four or five sucks, and then pause to catch her breath. After she's done eating, she goes right off to sleep. which is really the best thing for her, anyway.
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