Lily Ann Carr was born in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio at 2:59pm on January 11, 2009, weighed 2lbs 6ounces and measured 14 1/2 inches. She is absolutely beautiful. Lily was born a bit early at 29wks 2days gestation but has been doing great. She was originally intibated to help her breathe but after 2 short hours she was breathing room air on her own and has been on room air ever since. This is great for such a young girl.
Lily was moved to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right after her birth and placed in her isolette(incubator). It is an amazing piece of machinery. Lily was connected to a number of sensors. Three sensors measure her heart rate, one measured her respiratory rate, another measures her blood oxygen level and the last sensor measured her temperature. Based on Lily's temp, the isolette will adjust its heat to achieve the ideal temperature for Lily. After two days, Lily was taken off of the temperature sensor and allowed to regulate her temp her self. Lily was taken off of the blood oxygen meter after only five days because she was doing so well.
Like most newborns, Lily lost a bit of weight at the beginning but began feeding at 29hours old. The doctors have slowly increased Lily's feeds and she is to the point where they no longer are supplementing her feeds with IV fluids.
The doctors have been very pleased with Lily's progress and she is now back to her birthweight. WooHoo! She was born a fighter -just like her mom- and all signs are looking positive.
Stay tuned for more!!