Ok. So we better clear one thing up. Turns out 2000g is actually 4lbs 7oz.. NOT 3lbs!
We looked at the conversion chart again today and realized our error… duh. We suck.
In other news. Jade officially broke the 2 pound barrier yesterday! Hooray! She went all the way up to 918g but today she settled back down to 902g… nothing serious… still happily growing and eating and breathing.
She’s been on a little more oxygen lately, somewhere between 30-40%, more than we’d like really but hey, considering her progress how can we complain! As long as she keeps growing and kicking (and filling her diapers) then we’re super happy!
We’ve been getting lots of one on one time with Jade which has been really nice… Theresa has got lots of kangaroo time including today when Jade was all squirmy wirmy.
That’s about it again though. Jade is taking lots of breast milk, she doesn’t know how to swallow yet, so they’re still feeding her through a tiny tube into her stomach… but that’ll probably change in a week or two.
She’s 16 days old today… I can’t believe it!
Oh ya! Last weekend my Dad and Step mom got to come over and visit Theresa and I and Jade. Much fun was had by all and the new Grandpa and Grandma got to see their Grand Daughter! For those who might not know, my Dad is Spanish (born in Spain even!) and in Spanish Yaya and Yayo is Grandma and Grandpa.
Also, when we were looking for names for the baby and found Jade we found out it’s of Spanish origin… didn’t seem quite right to us, and it was a surprise to my Dad too… but it certainly is cool. So, in Spanish, “Jade” would be pronounced “Ha-day”.
So, I uploaded pictures of (Ha-day) and Yaya and Yayo… hope you enjoy them!
I’m uploading a zip file (an archive) that contains the originals of all the pictures I’ve posted of Jade.
I was going to upload an original of each individual picture but it would just take up too much space, so I have to do the zip file. There will be a link to the originals on the left hand side as well as in the post.
It’s 54MB download so it’ll could take up to 20 minutes to download on High Speed and and hour on dialup.
Download Originals Here
(Right click to dowload to your computer)
Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend. After a rainy day yesterday it cleared up in the evening and today it’s warm and sunny!
Everyone is doing great here. Theresa is feeling better and better. Soon her stomach will be healed, or at least comfortable.
Jade is doing great too! We went in on Friday night and couldn’t figure where she was. She had been moved to Level II! We get to hold her everyday now for at least 30 minutes but usually closer to 45 or 60min. Both Theresa and I have been able to hold her. It’s been really nice.
Jades breathing has been good. Not too many Apneas and she’s been correcting herself most of the time when she forgets to breath. She’s eating 18ml of breast milk (through a tube to her stomach) every 3 hours now. Theresa is trying her best to keep up. It’s pretty amazing how well she’s been doing. Every nurse remarks on how strong she seems to be and how healthy she is. She’s a lot more active now when she’s awake. She moves her hands and arms a little and squeeks and opens her eyes and seems to try to look around.
She has blue eyes. At least for now. You can just barely make out the color.
I think that’s about all. We’ve been having a nice weekend. Saw some friends and my Dad and Step-mom are coming to visit tonight and tomorrow.
Enjoy the new pictures and the rest of your weekend!