Ella Brooke is BLOOMING...and Carter is too!

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support! Trust in the Lord...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

good days

Outfit #2 for Ella! A sweet onesie with a rainbow on it. Carter ate a Valentines cookie from "Pappy" and "Guh Guh" (my parents-named by him) and he made a HUGE mess of it on his face. He looks like a clown with the red icing. Not to mention his crazy hair...

We hope to continue on this positive path!! Ella has gained weight the last few days, although it has not been much. She weighs 3 pounds 7 ounces. The doctors would like her to gain 30 grams a day, but lately she has gained 10-20 grams. They continue to work with the dietitian and decide what to add to the milk to help Ella gain weight. Right now she gets 22 cc of my milk and 2 cc of formula in a feeding. She gets this 6 out of 8 feedings, and the other 2 are strictly formula. Her tummy is tolerating this well.

Her oxygen needs have decreased.She is on 21% oxygen (what we breathe) and all nasal cannula! Yea! No C Pap and we hope she never goes back to it.
She is more awake lately. This is a sign that she is maturing and getting older. She is 32 weeks gestational and it has been 6 weeks today since she was born.
The doctor called (they do with an update every morning) and said she had a restful night with few alarms! Yea!

Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!


  1. We love you baby Ella and thank God everyday for you!

  2. Hi Megan, I thought I'd leave a comment and let you know that we have been praying for you - I think it was GB at Slate Creek who sent me your blog and asked us to pray, and I'm so glad she did. I keep checking in to see how sweet Ella is doing - she is precious! Your family is adorable and I pray that you'll all be home together SOON! Amanda Balzer (Dave's wife)