Sunday, July 31, 2011

by c :)

While we were thankful for Maylee's excellent care at Vanderbilt, it's so wonderful to not have to see doctors every day and not be making daily hospital trips!  God is good.  Maylee is as precious as can be and spends most of her time sleeping and eating, with some awake periods in the evening the last couple days.  We love gazing at her sweet face and every little smile in her sleep, and seeing her big curious eyes taking in everything around her when she's awake.  I saw a little dimple briefly in her cheek the other day, so she may have her daddy's dimples!  She's slowly making progress with breastfeeding and seems to be taking more milk when she does nurse, but she still isn't interested in nursing more than 10-15 minutes at a time, so she's still taking bottles after nursing.  It's challenging having to bottle feed and also pump at each feeding, but I've heard I just need to have a lot of patience... as one of my favorite nurses for Maylee would say, "she's not even supposed to be here yet."  It's wild to think she's still 2 weeks from her due date.  Ry is doing great with her (I'm sure it helps that my mom is here and he's still getting lots of attention... it's been a huge blessing to have her here with us) and does sweet stuff like wanting to give her a hug goodnight every night.  Maylee's next doctor's appointment is on Thursday, so we'll see how much she's grown then!