Well, they ran out of my bm this morning, so we got a phone call at the crack of dawn. I had been keeping it in our fridge, because they don't like to keep too much on hand, since they have milk for so many moms to store. Dh ended up going in to drop off a tupperware full of milk bags. I'm glad they called, instead of feeding her formula. They are really supportive of bfing there.
I'm totally over producing, so ds has been reaping the benefits. I weaned him last summer right before I got pg, and we've been giving him goat milk. But, for the past few days, he's been getting momma milk in a sippy. He seems to really like it. We weren't sure if he'd go for it or not, but he did!
We're going to spend the night with dd tonight, and ds will stay with the ILs. They have two Parent's Place Apts. there in the hospital. They want us to room in to get the hang of the monitor and such. I'm hoping to finally use some of her CDs and get some NB diaper fashion show photos. I'm hoping this will make me feel a little better. Also, being able to bf for the whole night will be nice.
Dh got to talk with the neonatologist this morning. They put her on caffeine a few days ago to see if it would help. If it did, then her problem is apnea, if not, then it's the soft larynx. Apparently, the caffeine appears to be working. She hasn't had any sleep apnea episodes for a day or so now, but she still sometimes desats during feedings. They aren't as worried about that though. The DR says that apnea is really common in babies of 38-39 weeks gestational age, and that babies outgrow it by 42-44 weeks. So, obviously they don't want to have to keep her in the hospital for another 5-6 weeks.
The DR said today, that she wouldn't go home tomorrow, but they're eyeing Tuesday, if she continues to do well. I'm just hoping she's home by the end of the week. This sucks so much! I'm watching all of these younger babies who were sicker than my baby get to go home, because they've improved so much. And, my baby who was only a few days shy of term, is still there and making such slow improvements. It's sooooo frustrating. Of course, I'm happy that these other babies get to leave, but I want my baby to leave!!! AUGH!
Thanks for listening again! I'm really appreciating that this thread is here.