Today was AWESOME!! Daddy came over in the morning, held me and read me a story before he went into work. He told me that I am the most popular 35 weeker he knows. Well...I don't think he knows any other 35 weekers but he did tell me of all the people who have been following the blog. It's really cool knowing that there are so many people who care about how well I am doing.
After daddy left for work, my nurses removed my replogle tube. You are probably saying replog..what?? Replogle (RE-POLE-GLE) tube is doctor speak for drainage tube. They used it to drain the icky stuff from my belly. Since I seem to be doing better, they pulled it out today. Gosh, it feels great to have that big tube out of my face. Hopefully, I never have the need for another replogle.
Since they pulled the tube, I am more free to be held by my daddy, Poppy, Mimis and Mamau. Daddy and I even got to Kangaroo today!! It has been waayyy too long since we have done that. Daddy said that there isn't a better place in the world to be than in a Kangaroo chair with his baby girl. That's ME!! I love it too. In fact, they placed me on Daddy's chest and I zonked out almost instantly and slept fantastically until the nurse put me back in bed.
Daddy snapped a photo of me (above) and forgot to turn off the flash. It startled me so bad that it gave me the hiccups. Thanks Dad. But he made it all better when he gave me my goodnight kisses. He even sings me a song that he and Mommy learned at Camp Boggy Creek. It goes a little something like this..."Gooood, goood night to you. The whhooolle niiiight through. May you dream of peace, looovve and hope. And may allll your dreams come true!!" Actually, that's the only verse he can remember but I like when he sings it to me.
The doctors continue to be happy with my progress. Just a few more days of antibiotics and IV fluids until they start feeding me again. I can not wait. Today's weight was 3lbs13oz so even without the good stuff, I am growing. Yeaahh!! And my nurse tonight even snuggled with me for a bit. Gosh, I am one lucky girl.
Well, gotta go to bed. Good, Good Night to You! Love Always, Lily