I really love this quote! And it has never felt more appropriate than right now. I am currently getting my strength from Londyn. If she can do this, so can I. It sure is tough though!
The last 2 weeks have gone so quickly, but at the same time, it feels like Londyn has been a part of our lives for so long. I can’t imagine her not being here. Every day she makes us laugh, smile and cry! It’s so hard leaving at the end of each day. Some days are better than others, nice nurses make it easier, crappy ones make it so much harder. But we have to keep on keeping on.
Londyn has proved to us over and over again that she is the strongest little fighter I’ve ever met! She is continuing to exceed all expectations that the medical staff have.
On Sunday night, we were moved down a level in the NICU. This was due to the fact that the hospital nursery is really full, and that Londyn was the most stable baby in there (probably one of the earliest born too!) She is still technically in NICU and still receiving the same level of care just in a different section.
Each day when we go in, the nurses say the same thing ‘I don’t really have anything new to tell you. She’s been so good!’ This is really comforting for us to know she is going so well.
Over the last week, she has gone on to full feeds so was able to have her long line removed which is great – 1 less piece of tubing in her tiny body is fantastic. She has had the hi-flo turned down to 3L and the Dr is hoping to trial her off it altogether tomorrow. She will definitely be glad to get those prongs out of her nose. Her little fingers manage to pull them out multiple times every day!
She is putting on weight – currently 1164g and has grown a whole centimeter! She is so strong and lifts her head and bottom up to move into the position she wants if she’s not comfortable. It still amazes me every time she does this. We have a goal weight of 1600g, as that means she can move into an open cot. The way she is going, she will be there before we know it.
We are hoping that we will get transferred back to the hospital where I was supposed to deliver when she gets to 32weeks gestation (so in just over 2 weeks). However, we don’t want to rush things and will be guided by her pediatrician as to what is suitable at what stage.
We’ll continue to take each day as it comes and be guided by the Drs & nursing staff.
I’ll leave you with some photos from this week as we today celebrate Londyn’s 2 week birthday!
Kasey & Dan