Jaylie is still doing well. They have taken the thingy off her skin that monitors her body temperature. The Dr's have decided Jaylie has matured enough to be able to maintain her own body heat so constant body heat monitoring is not necessary. Jaylie's body temperature reads are still taken every 4hrs at her car times, but no longer require 24x7 monitoring, yay!
They have started dressing Jaylie in clothes everyday now which is awesome! Another step closer to full maturity and coming home!
Jaylie is 856 grams ( 30.5 oz = 1lb 14.5 oz -- almost 2 lbs!!!)!
Jaylie had several spells of desats, 'bradys', weight dips and a blood transfusion this week, reminding us Jaylie is still premature. But... Jaylie has overcome ALL those challenges and has spit in the eye of reason by gaining several more ounces in weight despite the challenges she faced this week! Go Jaylie!
Kristina has been able to hold Jaylie a lot more and for a lot longer (sometimes hours at a time) which is really good for Jaylie and Kristina -- good bonding and growing time for both.
Of course things could be 'better' and are not 'perfect' but from the perspective of having a baby at 27 weeks with a birth weight of 545 grams things are going AWESOME, like unbelievably awesome!
We'll take and post some new pics with her dressed and some more Christmas pictures of course.
Since we've been in the NICU, for over a month now, we've seen several of Jaylie's playmates come and go and come back then go again. All of them WAY bigger than Jaylie. There was a 32 weeker (the same age Jaylie is now) born a couple of days ago and brought into Jaylie's shared room and she weights 4lbs! Sort of put things into perspective with not even weight 2lbs yet... Even though Jaylie is doing awesome, she is uber tiny!
Thank you for taking the time to follow our story and follow us along this challenging journey! We really appreciate it!
As always, thank you SO much for your support and prayer! Your support and pray has been a life save and truly priceless - a debt will never be able to repay... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Nathan, Kristina & Jaylie