We thought today would be a "no news" kind of day but instead it's a "big news" kind of day! Drake is getting another try on cannula! This time he is also receiving breathing treatments every 6 hours to help his lungs prepare for breathing on his own. We have completed the first 12 hours successfully and we are praying for more. Our favorite part is seeing his precious face and being able to pick him up on our own at any time. We have further good news to report...the echocardiogram from this week that showed his PDA valve closed, also showed normal heart function. They worry about heart function with babies who have been on breathing machines and oxygen for such a long period of time, but everything looks completely normal with him.
I was able to give Kennedy her bottle again today and she did very well taking 15mL. She also made it through the entire feeding without a Brady (heart rate drop); however, she did have one after we finished. Brian's sister and I went out for lunch today and looked around in some baby stores. She picked up a really cute onsie and we checked the size...Up to 5lb. I said, "That's going to be too small." We both looked at each other in amazement that we actually found an outfit that would be too small for Kennedy. This was a great feeling!
3) Mommy feeding Kennedy
6) Mommy holding Drake