Thursday, February 15, 2007

Picture of Eliana at the hospital

She has her feeding tube in - but is still a cutie! 

Yes, her hair does stick straight up like that!  We've tried combing it in a variety of ways after she is bathed, but when it dries, it sticks straight up.  My oldest son loves her hair.  Actually we get comments on her great hair wherever we go.  After having had 5 "bald" babies, seeing all of this hair was quite a surprise.  She definitely has personality! 

Visit to ped today

Nothing too exciting.  We visited our ped today for a weight check.  I was disappointed that she had gained NO weight.  My ped said not to worry about it as she thought Eliana is looking good - face filling out some.  We talked about what we'd been doing and figured that the lack of weight is probably due to me not upping the calorie content of her feedings.  I had stopped doing this on Monday as we were having troubles with the feeding pump getting clogged.  We switched to liquid formula/breastmilk instead of the powdered formula to see how it would work.

I wouldn't have thought this made a huge difference in the total amount of calories - but evidently it does.  So, we are back to upping the calorie content to liquid feedings.  (Not using the powdered for now.)  The cost of the liquid formula is really high!  I told my dh that this would really make us appreciate having breastfed the others!  We've saved a lot of money over the years. 

Otherwise, Eliana is healthy and doing well.  We'll go back to the ped next Tues and then are scheduled to see the cardiologist the following week. 

Please continue to pray for all of us.

With love,