who said there are no free lunches?

Happy May Day!  John and I celebrated by going to Potbelly in Dinkytown for sandwiches in between feedings.  The manager/owner was working and was really friendly, asking us what trouble we were getting into today, etc.  I explained that we were just on a quick break from the NICU.  He said that if our baby needed any help learning how to eat, she should talk to him–then he told the cashier that our lunch was on him–what a nice thing to do!  So if you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop on in the Potbelly store on campus for great sandwiches and friendly people.  

 

Sophia wore her first dress today.  I had sort of resisted putting her in real clothes, but felt like as long as it was comfortable enough, she should be able to wear cute summer clothes even if she is stuck in bed most of the time.  She’s gone all day without spitting up on it, so we are really encouraged.  

 

After her bath today, I had her laying crosswise on her bed on the head portion that is somewhat raised.  I moved the bath tub out of the way and watched her roll over down the slope!  Maybe that is the way to teach her to roll over?  

 

Sophia’s endocrinologist stopped by to examine her today.  They plan to keep her on the synthroid for sure until she is 3, as it is important for brain development.  She will need to have it checked monthly until she is 9-12 months, and then every 3 months after that.  They may play around with her dose to get the right balance–I guess they started her out on a high dose to get her on track, but it might make her too jittery, so we need to watch it.  

 

It looks like she’s going to have taken all of her feedings this 12 hour period (7-7) by mouth.  I plan to stay overnight tonight in the East Wing, so they can call me whenever she wakes up to come and feed her.  Maybe with this consistency she’ll make more progress over night, or maybe not, but it is worth a shot.  

 

Disclaimer:  I realize I’m rambly and disjointed in these entries (more than usual), but I hope it is attributable to sleep deprivation and is only temporary and that you can still make sense of them.