Thursday, September 25, 2008

Going Home!

Right before our appointment this morning, we got the call that we got ICPC clearance to go home! Hooray! The doctor's appointment went fine, but we were disappointed to find that Evie was only weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. (and that was with a poopy diaper, too). The spitting up is evidently taking its toll on her weight gain, so we're going to see how she does with donated breastmilk. Hopefully it will stop the spitting up a bit, and we're also going to try doing a diaper change in the middle of the feeding to wake her up so that she'll eat more at a time. We're supposed to be aiming for 20-24 oz. per day and that is going to be WORK to get into her at this point because she passes out cold after about an ounce and a half at a time. :)

I'm typing this on the laptop at the hotel as J and his mom are loading the car (I'm on Evie-sitting duty of course) and once we get home, unfortunately, I'm going to be busy and won't be able to post as copiously as I have been while we've been pampered in the hospital and hotel, but I'll do my best!


  1. YAYYYY!!!!! I'm so glad you all get to go home!! ***hugs!***

    I love all your many wonderful updates, but will understand (and try not to pout!) when they appear less often. You're going to be a busy lady, afterall!

  2. Congratulations!! So excited you are headed home.

  3. Congrats on being able to go home! Good luck with the pups!

    On the feeding thing...keep in mind that while she might be sleeping great at night, she likely needs to be woken up for feedings. Tiny ones really need to eat every 2-3 hours, around the clock. It can be misleading when they sleep for 5-6 hours straight at night, since we adults pray for such things. That long sleep spell can increase feeding troubles in the very beginning.

    You also might want to ask the pediatrician about reflux (an easily handled issue) if the spitting up continues with the breastmilk.

    I am so happy for you and your expanding family. I will miss your frequent updates but it is understandable....and it will make the updates you do post, all the more special and anticipated.

    God bless!

  4. Super great news!!! So exciting!

  5. That is great news!

    I will be anxiously waiting for the next update! :)

  6. What wonderful news. I will look forward to more stories of Parenthood from you.

  7. Another lurker who's been following since July :) My youngest had reflux, and Dr.Brown's bottles helped tremendously!!! Evie is beautiful!! I'm so happy for you!

  8. I found your blog though Lost and Found and just wanted to say CONGRATS!!! My husband and I are in the process of domestic adoption and hope to have a beautiful success story like yours.


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