Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rub A Dub Dub....Our little Princess in a Tub!!!

Ok, so maybe she wasn't actually in a tub....But Addison got her first bath today!!! It was more like a sponge bath, but it was her first official cleaning and trust me....she needed it!!! Basically what we did was wipe her down using a bowl of water and wash cloth with baby wash on it. She was a little hesitant at first but I think she actually liked it. Once she was done with her bath she was more calm and she went right to sleep. I brought in their little infant bath towels to use. It pretty much swallowed her up but it was still super cute!!!

Alexis was having some issues today. She has been having some "brady" spells where she drops her heart rate and forgets to breath. (The technical name for this is bradycardia, but for short they call them bradys.) They tell us that this is common in premature infants but if it happens more times than you can count on one hand in 24 hours something is probably going on. Alexis had about 12 "bradys" last night so the doctor ordered some blood work on her and found out that her red blood cell count was very low and she was a little anemic. Because of this she had a blood transfusion today. We decided that since she was a little agitated that we would hold off on her bath until tomorrow or Tuesday. Alexis' current weight is now at 2 pounds 5 ounces.

Addison was also having some issues later this afternoon as well. She was also dropping her heart rate a little. Her blood work indicated that she was borderline anemic and while her red blood cell count was within the normal range, it was close to being low as well. Dr. Simon decided to go ahead and give her another blood transfusion. This will be her second. Addison is currently weighing in at a 2 pounds 2 ounces. She has gained almost 3 ounces in less than 24 hours. Terry calls her Piggly Wiggly. She actually is starting to get a little meat on her bones. She has a little belly now, which is so adorable.

Due to the fact that we just got our new video camera yesterday, I don't have pictures to post today. Normally I'm the one behind the camera, but Terry has taken the lead on learning the video. So today while I was bathing Addison, Terry was video'ing as opposed to taking still shots. Once the disk is full I hope to have figured out how to post the video on my website. I'm kinda bummed that we didn't get still photos as well, but the video is going to be priceless.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Janet, I didn't know you were talented with the keyboard. I lovae reading your stories. Again, thanks for the updates!! What good news you are giving everyone!! Go girls, go girls!
Love and prayers, Al & UP