Good evening all. Just a couple quick updates:
1) Jen is still not feeling so great. Thankfully, her spinal headache now feels a little better, but her incision from the c-section is very painful. We are hoping it is not an infection and have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow morning to check it out. This has been really hard for both Jen and I because it has really limited the amount of time we can spend at the hospital. So hopefully this starts to get better soon.
2) Ava is continuing to eat and digest her food well. She is now up to 11ml of breast milk every 2 hours and she also has gained a little weight and is up to 1lb. 11 1/2 oz!
3) Jen’s roommate in antepartum for 2 weeks, Rachel, delivered her baby girl successfully today! Both of our families have become very close through this process and I am sure the 2 baby girls will be friends. Plus we have promised Rachel’s 4 year old daughter Layla a play date after Ava gets out of the hospital. Layla’s exact quote was, “It’s gonna be HUGE!” We are so thankful Rachel and baby are doing well. Our prayers were answered!
4) Finally the biggest news was that yesterday Ava was doing so well that they let Jen do Kangaroo Care! For those of you that do not know what that is, basically Ava laid directly on Jen’s chest for complete skin to skin contact. It was just the cutest thing ever and there are pictures below. Not only did Jen get to Kangaroo, but Ava tolerated it so well that she was able to for almost an hour and a half!
Again, I hope all of you like the blog. We just have appreciated all of the support from SO MANY people, so the least we can do is keep everyone updated. While things look good today, we know this is still a long journey, so we continue to appreciate all of the prayers. Thanks again and we hope you all appreciated TODAY!
Evan, Jen, and Ava