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

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

8 pounds

Ella his 8 pounds today! Nurse Carol comes into our house once/twice a week to check her blood pressure and weight. We were so excited to see 8.00 pounds today! She has gained an average of 35 ounces a day this week. In the NICU they hoped she would gain 30 ounces a day--so I am happy!

We met with the kidney doctor on Tuesday. He is going to be watching her high blood pressure closely over the next few weeks. It continues to be high. We are trying to order a blood pressure pump small enough to fit Ella so that we can take her blood pressure at home each evening.

Above is a picture of her sleeping in her crib in her "tucker sling". She is still sleeping prone (on her tummy) and the bed is elevated due to her reflux.
The other pic is of Carter and Ella. He loves to hold her. He is a GREAT big brother. He has started calling her "sissy:. So cute! I know they will have so much fun together in the upcoming years.

She is a happy girl, except when she is hungry. Then we really hear her. She has "woken up" and has such a fun personality. Everyone that has met her has commented on her big eyes-they are so pretty. I can't wait for everyone to meet her soon! Thanks for your continues prayers and warm thoughts.

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