Ellah is now one week old and doing FANTASTIC!! The nurses are always so happy and surprised with her progress, as well as her mommy and daddy!! She is becoming more alert each and every day, it is so amazing. It is usually when we are just showing up and well of course I think it is because we tell her we will be back and so she wakes up just for us...but I am sure it is just coinsidence. She came off her IV and BILI Light, eating more and guess what....SHE IS BREASTFEEDING!!! Oh my goodness, that made me the happiest mom in the world. The nurses had told us and we have seen all the signs of breastfeeding and they were really surprised because usually preemies do not show so early and of course not feed so early. Well last night we tried a little and she took but was really tired and so today we came at feeding time and she latched on like white on rice, like peanut butter to jelly....oh is was simply fantastic!! I told Miah she reminded me of the Hungry Hungry Hippo game, she opened her mouth wide and just attacked, it was funny, even the nurses were laughing. Because she is so small, it tired her out and so we work our way up with just one breastfeed a day, it is great.
I am guessing everyone is wondering why there is a picture of a finger, well look a little closer and you will see a small and cute little booger on Miah's finger. Last night Miah was holding her and found her first little booger and was so proud, he picked it and asked if we should keep it. What a proud and great father he is. So we chose to just take a picture instead, hahaha.
Another trait that we have found is her gas...she is definetly our baby. Miah was holding her once and she just let one slip and I could of mistaken hers for Miah's, once again, we are so proud!! I am doing good too, I am doing more for myself, like putting on my shoes and socks, going to the bathroom all by myself and of course Miah is telling me what a big girl I am by doing all these things, making me laugh which is still such a weird feeling. But we are hoping Ellah continues to grow strong and that her progress continues to increase day to day. We love all the care she is getting but we are ready to bring her home and start our family like at our HOME. Hope everyone is having a great day!!