Well, we had a nice eventful day, in terms of cute.
Technical stuff first: Baby is now up to 3mL of breast milk per hour, on a continuous basis. Good girl! We held her again today, and she only had one bradycardia episode during that time. She had a few this morning and I think she had one again this afternoon. That’s the thing where she forgets to breathe and then her heart rate drops. Today she had a lot of irregular breathing; she would pant for a bit so her breathing rate would go way up and then it would come back down. But eventually she mellowed out.
While I held Leah, she drummed her fingers on my chest and nommed on the suction tube, making little slurpy/kissy Audrey II sounds in the process. No video, unfortunately. After I held Leah, it was Mama Mandy’s turn. Leah decided she had enough of the outside world for one afternoon and buried herself face down square in the center of Mandy’s chest. It was ridiculous. I wish I could show you the picture, but it’s a little breasty.
When it was time for Leah to go back into the isolette, she had to get her little mouth suctioned, as she does every so often, since the suction tube doesn’t get it all.
“PPHHHHTTTHHH! GET THIS THING OUTTA MY MOUTH!”
“Oh wait. Maybe that’s not so bad after all.”
As you can see, once she was back in the isolette we got a fabulous treat – eyeballs!!! And that’s pretty much all you see here! She’s like a Joss Whedon power character (like Mean Willow or something), all eyeballs. You can see in the video I posted earlier that she actually kept her eyes open long enough to take in all the giant blobs surrounding her. Hopefully she recognized the Mama Blobs.
After a while, Leah let out a few pitiful little cries (she’s working on that voice!) and we decided to practice a little bit with the pacifier. It seemed to calm her down!
And just in case you’re really planning to hold me to this daily fingerses and toeses thing…
Here you go.
And courtesy of my sister, some excellent screenshots from the video. It kind of goes along with her last ultrasound, doesn’t it? I love that scrunchyface.