Weigh check = 8 lbs. 6.5 ozs.
Yes! That's an ounce and a half gain since Sunday! I feel like turning cartwheels! Especially because I still haven't started adding the formula back in. (My husband convinced me to wait a few more days.) I know this sound crazy but it is seriously so exciting for me! Having Lilly gain some weight without the formula to give digestive issues and tummy aches. There must be a lot of prayers going up about this!
We've increased milk mLs in the pump to 23/hour. Plus Lilly has had 3 very successful bolus feeding. (second picture) Here's how that works - I connect her NG tube to a syringe and hang the sringe higher up. (On the left of the milk pole in the picture.) Then the milk goes down by gravity. Today she had two feedings, 2 oz. each, and each took about 25 minutes. She seemed to have no problems with them. This is much more natural for her body than the continuous feeding from the pump. I look forward to her going over to this and also adding more mouth feeding.
Lilly has a special prayer request for Pop, her paternal grandpa. He had a stroke yesterday and is still in the hospital unable to talk or move much. Lilly really wants to be able to spend more time with him so she is praying hard and asks that her blog readers would say a prayer for her Pop too. Thank you!