Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kaitlyn's Favorite Day

Sunday is the only day Kaitlyn can go into the high care unit at the hospital, so of course they are her favorite days. Today she really enjoyed getting to hold her little sister for the first time.
Kristell is doing well. The doctor said she is "thriving" now. All she needs now is to gain weight. She weights 1870 grams and has to weight 2000 grams before she can get out of the hospital. On average the doctor expects her to gain 20 grams a day, so we're guessing that it will be around a week before she gets out of the hospital. Yesterday she ended up getting two baths, so she didn't gain any weight. (A bath uses up a lot of a preemie's energy just to stay warm.)

Thanks SO MUCH for your prayers!


Marea P said...

What a precious picture! It "says" how much Kaitlyn loves her little sister. We are very glad to hear how much Kristell is improving as well! We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

The Pouzars
Lima, OH

Greg and Tasha Q. said...

Glad to hear the good report! What a good big sister Kaitlyn is going to be, she's already off to a good start!!! :-)