Sunday, September 5, 2010
Kylie is now a whopping 7.2 pounds. We are slow going, but the doctor figures that Kylie's heart will dictate her growth and will only allow her to get as big as her heart will allow. It is always hard to hear this, but I guess it's a reality that I have to recognize at times. It is easy to get lulled into thinking that Kylie is normal, when clearly she isn't, but we are able to do this nonetheless. Kylie has also been dealing with breathing issues. Her breathing is very shallow when she sleeps and almost nonexistent if she is very relaxed. I really do not get any sleep at all because I am monitoring her breathing constantly and the other times, she is not sleeping at all. We are using oxygen on Kylie more often, but it seems to help her when she is working too hard breathing. For the past 2 weeks, she has been wanting to party all night long. John and I tend to play tag team on those nights and let's just say that the nights become a blur.
We still do not have any teeth, but are expecting some soon. Kylie loves to suck on her mittens (which we still keep on her because of her feeding tube) and is drooling a little more. Kylie is smiling a lot more and giggling and babbling a little (yes sometimes at midnight--she is truly a girl).