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Every day has been an adventure with our little girl. They began bottle feedings on Thursday at 5ml. By Friday, they started her at 10ml. Once it was established that she loves her feedings she began the process of increasing her intake from 15ml + 3ml every six hours. This has lasted throughout the weekend and into this week.
Today is Monday, July 11th 2011. Georgia and Mom are sitting in the NICU chair right next to me, Georgia is wide awake with the hiccups and wanting to see her parents. Georgia is eating 41ml of food with the goal of 56ml being reached tomorrow afternoon. Today they will be removing every other stitch from her belly with the rest coming out by Tuesday.
Our hope is to be home around Thursday or Friday, with the possibility of coming home more quickly. I cannot wait to get settled at home with our 'normal' life. Don't get me wrong, Kaiser Sunset and the LA Ronald McDonald House have been wonderful, and it has been such a blessing to have so few issues to worry about in the day. It's the little things that you don't think of that are more daunting when you're having to deal with them. Where do we do laundry? Where do we sleep? Where do we eat? All of these questions were releaved the second we checked in at the RM house. The cafeteria food is actually decent and there is a VONS so close to the RM House that we've been able to have at least 2 meals a day there.
We both want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this time. At a time when it would be easy for Cricket and I to feel alone in our trials, we have been surrounded by your love from afar. I will not update this blog until we have our little girl home, since there is nothing left but a few stiches, a few more feedings, and a mountain of discharge paperwork.