Friday, October 23, 2009

Fat Update

Sorry it's taken a while to get this up.  It's been a long day.  A good day, but a long day.  

Karsie is still gaining.  She is now up to 7 lbs. 12 oz.  That's up almost 5 oz. in a week.  It's great growth for Karsie, but about average for a normal newborn.  Her skin is still taking her calories away, but we're thinking Pinky will be complete before too long now, so that should speed up the process.  The rest of the doctor's appointment went well.  We go back in two weeks.

Eating is still going well.  We have noticed that she is eating much better by mouth at night. She had averaged in the 30's orally until her 6:00 p.m. feeding today.  She ate 72 and 60 at 6 and 9. She also loves eating by breast much more than the bottle.  She took 54 and 72 during her two breast feedings today.  We would do them all by breast but she needs the extra calories until her skin heals and she grows with only the breast.  

Not an area of concern, but an area to watch.  Her poop has slowed down a bit.  Yesterday she had 2 stools and today she has only had one.  Granted, that one was a doozy, but it's below her average.  This is probably not a big deal and might even be good as it shows she is using her calories and not flushing them out, but it's just a change we're watching.