Good news again!!! Natalie now weighs 8lbs 8oz. Still not as big as I was when I was born. I feel like I should apologize to my mother!!! She is 20 1/2 inches long!!! Dr. Fernadez said that everything is looking very good with her oxygen stats, weight and her echo looked good too!!! We are still focused on watching to see if the left ventricle is going to grow. We will go back to Minneapolis the end of July to meet with the doctors there. So until then we need to pray for growth in her left ventricle.
We have been home for almost two weeks now and life is very different from when I left. We now have a little girl sleeping in the room next to us and all my time revolves around her! That won’t change for the next 18 years I’m sure! She is such a doll and I just love to hold her and snuggle her. She is finally starting to adjust to life at home. It’s been tough for all us, but we are figuring it out slowly. Natalie is a bit colic and that has been a challenge. Its so hard to want to comfort her and not be able to with out nursing her and making her sick. Mommies and daddies are supposed to be able to comfort their babies when they hurt. We have learned through everything that we must take one day at a time and enjoy each day as it comes. She is starting to make some adjustments and we have enjoyed to singing together and going for walks. She loves her swing and loves to go for walks with Dad. The weather has been to warm to walk much lately, but we look forward to more walks when the weather cools down. She also enjoys her toys that sing to her and have lights!!!
Life is going well! Brad goes back to work on Monday and then it will just be me and the bug all day! I am sure that we will have a blast! We will keep you updated with her progress. Thank you so much for praying for us and supporting us in our journey with Natalie Bug!