First, my Brynn update… then random blathering…
She’s still on the nasal cannula, but they have taken down the pressure she is receiving through it… she is on 1 liter now… so that is a great step! She’s just getting room air through it, no extra oxygen.
I have been holding her for several hours every day… they put her on me and we zip her up inside my jacket or shirt, and she loves it… it’s called kangaroo care. It’s amazing how much being held actually helps these babies physically.
They’ve also doubled the amount of breastmilk she’s getting every 3 hours… right now everything is tube fed, but hopefully in 2 weeks or so we’ll be able to start to practice nursing. No weight gain today, she lost 12 grams, which is like a third of an ounce, so not a big deal. She is kicking back in her isolette right now, eyes open, one foot extended over the top of the little snuggly blanket nest they’ve made her. She looks very comfy, despite all the wires and the IV in her head. So I’m going to wait a while before I get her out.
In other news, we bought a minivan!! Oh yeah… and it is gorgeous. It is technically for me, but I might have to wrestle the keys from the MOG’s cold dead hands… It’s a 2006 Toyota Sienna, and we got a great deal on it because it was a demo.
I was going to pontificate on my emotional and spiritual condition… but I don’t really feel like doing that anymore. Seems less urgent now than 3 o clock this morning…
So there you go.