Jan. 20, 2008

Another good day. Zoë’s doctor called us with some concern over a murmur they’d heard in her heart. He thought that a vein in her heart that typically closes shortly after birth might still have been open, causing the murmur. There had been some discussion about this in those first few days as well, and at the time a sonogram had shown that it was closing up. So did today’s sonogram, so it appears that the murmur is something fairly benign. They’ll keep an eye on it. The lab cultures came back and there are no infections so she can stop the antibiotics. Yay! Oh, and we’re up to 5.5mL of breastmilk an hour. That went up yesterday. The little turkey gains a few ounces, then loses them again. It’s all that wiggling, I’m sure.

Our night time visit with Miss Zoë was lots of fun. Dad changed his first diaper and practiced the temperature taking skills he learned this morning (under her arm, in case you were wondering.) Then, Mom and Zoë got to snuggle in the rocking chair and read Corduroy together. After that, and a rather long bout of the hiccups, Miss Zoë went back to bed, allowed Mom to change her diaper…she’s averaging a diaper change an hour…got her good night kisses, a “hug” from Dad, and drifted off to sleep. A nice way to end the day.

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    Babyamore (Trish) said,

    January 21, 2008 @ 1:14 am

    Hold these precious moments in your thoughts and take heaps of pictures. Zoe is adorable.

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    Stacie said,

    January 21, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    Awww. I love to come and read about good days. Miss Zoe – you’re a wonder!

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    staciet said,

    January 21, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

    It sounds like a lovely day!

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