Finley is pretty much at room air (21%) most of the time and they are weaning the high-flow nasal cannula (and she is helping because she keeps taking the tubes out of her nose). We are about to give her her first sponge bath (she is getting pretty ripe, I must say!) and we had our first attempt at breast feeding this morning. Overall she did really well.. It’s going to take some work helping her to learn the suck/swallow/breathe part – but the lactation consultant said she is doing really good for her first day. I was really surprised that they are going to just let us try breast feeding first (no feeding tube or bottle) and see how it goes (she still will have her IV nutrition). If we have to do the combo bottle/breast that’s fine – but they want to give her the chance to be purely breast if she can. They are weaning her morphine and we are getting more awake time with her. It’s going to get harder to update the blog because I get to hold her and do more with her – which is so incredibly awesome!! I’ll post a picture of her post-bath…..
I am just so very happy. So thankful for all the prayers and that God answered all of them!