Sunday, August 31, 2008
"This ought to be interesting. . ."
We are all loving Claire! She's such a sweet little baby, and never hardly makes a fuss. . .so far! The girls are great with her, and are lots of "help"! She is still on oxygen, but is growing and doing well. At 3 weeks, she weighed in at 8 lb. 1 oz, so she's looking a little rounder! We've done two oxygen tests so far, one each week, and hasn't passed either of them. We'll try again in two more weeks. Dr. Brown tells us as she gets stronger, the air sacks in her lungs will heal, and she'll be able to do it on her own. Courtney's thinking about getting her on a push-up/ running regimen to work her out a little and get her pumped up for the next trial! Funny story. . . Nursing around your other children always makes for a fun conversation. When we first got home from the hospital, Kate came in to the bedroom just as I was getting ready to nurse Claire. She watched for a little while, and then asked what I was doing. I explained a bit about how nursing works, and then told her that is how I feed Claire. She looked at me with that cute look, and said in her matter-of-fact tone, "Well, this ought to be interesting." She followed that up a minute later with, "You're probably not going to want to do that when I have a friend around." A week later, when I had to go back into the hospital, Grandma C was explaining to the girls a bit about the situation, and that I would be staying at the hospital again for a few days. The girls were of course, concerned about who would be feeding Claire. Grandma explained that she would be feeding her (not thinking to clarify that she would be bottle feeding.) Kate gave her a look and then said, "Oh great. So now you're going to feed her out of your chest?"