Well I got what I wanted – Day 12 was significantly better than 11! 🙂 I went to see her and the nurse told me she’s up to 35 ml on milk per feeding and that she’d taken her full bottle for the night nurse and she’d taken her full bottle for the day nurse! She stayed awake for both of those bottles and got tube feeding for the rest. So as of now she’s eating 8 times a day – 2 breastfeeding sessions, 2 bottle sessions and 4 tube feedings. I’m hoping they’ll start completely phasing out the tube feedings soon. She’s also off the light for jaundice so she ate for about 30 minutes and then I finally got to put some clothes on her! The tiniest onesie we had was the one that fit her. She is so cute!
When Nolan and I went back later, her nurse said she’d pulled her feeding tube out and she’d left it out – I was so excited!! Then she realized what she’d said and corrected herself saying she left it out so we could get some snuggling and pictures without it, but that she did have to put it back in later. So that excitement was short lived but we did get to finally see her without anything on her face. She looks so much like her daddy! She ate for about 40 minutes and then rocked with Nolan for a while. We also found out that she’d gained weight again! Up to 1950 grams, which is 4 lbs 4.78 oz, so nearly 4 lbs 5 oz. She has to be 2000 grams to come out of the isolette, which should be any day now.