Thursday, September 25, 2008
Noah and I are so blessed to have a friend who is a NICU nurse. Medical professionals will give you their advice, but having a friend who knows your heart is much easier to trust. Late last night I asked our special friend her opinion on the bottle feeding and the medications that the doctor had wanted us to begin giving Magdalena. She asked just the right questions to make Noah and me realize that we want to return to our old way of doing things. Magdalena has been using every ounce of her energy to bottle feed, which means while she has been awake she has not been the same smiley, fun girl we know. She has been upset and fussy. We are going to return to doing at least the continuous night feeding, which is a little machine that we attach to her tube which gives her a little bit of formula continuously over night. By using this machine she can sleep through the night and reserve her energy for playing with mommy and daddy during the day.