Sorry I missed my blog entry for yesterday. There just wasn't too much to say so I decided to wait until today. You are probably wanting the "poop scoop" (that's what Mimi McHugh calls it). Our prayers were answered! It took some time but I finally poo'd today!! And let me tell you, I am not sure anyone has ever been soo excited over something so stinky! Daddy said it's probably the most celebrated poo in history. The doctors did help me a little bit with a suppository but the nurse said that she thinks my tummy just needed a jump start. Hopefully I will be more "regular" in the future and my dirty diapers won't be cause for such celebration and just an everyday thing. But it sure feels good to get things going again.
Today has been super eventful! It all started with Daddy coming in the morning to hold and love on me before work. After he left, a doctor came to give me my eye exam. They turned the lights down rreeaalllyyy low so that it is very dark by my bed. Then they put these drops in my eyes. Daddy says they call it "dialation" and they do this so that they can see all of my eye. The doctor looked at my eyes and said that they look good. So...yeah! The eye exam really tired me out so I decided to take a long nap after the doctor left.
Mimi Cameron came in the afternoon to hang for a bit. She fed me and we talked. Then Daddy came from work and did my 6 o'clock feed. I am up to 25mLs per feed now. So I am finally getting some serious practice at the bottle. The nurses all say that I take the bottle like a champ and I can burp with the best of 'em. It only takes a couple pats on my back and I usually let out a belch that would make any trucker look like an amateur(no offense to any truckers who may be reading this). Oh yea, Aunt Juli came to see me and got to hold me for a bit. That was fun!
Then Daddy, Mimi McHugh, Mimi Cameron, Poppy, Aunt Sandy and Uncle John all took the infant massage class. That's right, all these people took a class to learn how to give ME a massage from head to toe. I can't wait to start my spa treatments. Haha. Actually, the massages will help my brain development, help me digest my formula, gain weight and most importantly bond with Daddy and who ever else is working with me.
The class took almost the whole night so I didn't get to hang out with Daddy very long. Mimi McHugh and Mimi Cameron stayed a bit later and read me my goodnight story. They are the best.
Today's weight report is 4lbs 7oz. When I first got here I was one of the small babies but now I am one of the larger kids in the unit. It has been almost 7 weeks since I got here and Daddy loves to tell me how quickly I am growing and "filling out".
So, all-in-all, I have had a good couple of days and hope to continue on this path. We just got to keep on producing that stinky product. Thanks for EVERYTHING!!
Love you guys and gals, Lily