As you can see from the pics today Baylee got to hold her little sissy ALL by herself! She was SO excited to do this! I kept telling her that it was my turn and she needed to let me take her and she would say, "NOT YET"! It was TOO cute! I have been very impressed that she hasn't shown any signs of jealousy! It's always a fear for any parent that already has a child. She is very intrigued with the NICU. The other day there was a baby crying behind us and she just sat there and watched the nurse give the baby a bath. She had a look of concern on her face and kept asking me what was wrong with the baby! :)
She also watched Alexis take Blair's blood pressure, temperature and change her nasty diaper! We talked to her on the other side while Alexis was doing all of this. It went much better today! I got to talk to Dr. Lyle again while he was making his rounds. They have increased her feeds again to 19ml/hour and they are now doing 5 hours on 1 hour off. So far her residuals have been very good and she continues to do well going to the bathroom. So, this just means that her bowels are continuing to work and her stomach (even though have of it is in the Omphalocele) is still processing the milk. WOO HOO! They want her respirations to be below 70/minute before they bottle feed her. That way she won't suck the milk in to her lungs. Once she is taking all bottles (which will be a little while) they will look at starting to send her home! That makes me happy!