Well, I was definitely a zombie last night! I may have gotten about 2 or 3 hours of sleep–this was due more to the environment we were in, than Lila. All of the alarms on the babies’ cribs, the nurses talking, and the lovely chair I was sleeping on, just did not add up to a comfy night at home. Jon was able to get some sleep, in the sleep space we had, even though he claims he woke up at one point and didn’t know where he was. I spent most of the night next to Lila’s crib, on my pull-out chair, heading over to the sleep space around 6am to grab a quick nap and shower.

As I suspected, I leapt up at every sound she made, to see what she was doing. I think we had a pretty good night, considering what our goals were. Lila woke herself up around every 3 hours, and demanded to be fed. Then she went straight back to sleep, no fussing. Granted, she wasn’t eating for a long time when she woke up, but she must have gotten enough to satisfy herself, and to have gained a little weight. So we will consider it a success!

Clearly, the winner of last night's sleep competition. She's even smirking at us in her sleep.

Clearly, the winner of last night's sleep competition. She's even smirking at us in her sleep.

Overall, today was fairly quiet. We spent the day working on feeding, nursing on demand for most of the day, and trying a bottle for her noon feeding. Lila is most definitely a snacker, but that is something we can work on once we get her home. We want to keep the bottle in the mix, so that Jon can feed her once we are home. She did better today with the bottle, than we had ever seen before (we  heard rumors of her taking bottles, but she almost always refused from us), and took over half of one from Jon in one sitting. A nurse gave her the other half while we were at lunch. It seems that for now, Lila prefers smaller amounts more often, so we will go with it, as long as she continues to gain weight and let us know when she is hungry.

Lila had a couple of visitors today also. One of our family friends, who I have known pretty much my whole life, surprised us with a quick visit this morning. She was in town with her husband for their own medical agenda, and was sweet enough to think of us, and wanted to stop by to say hello. Mame, thank you so much for coming by, it was wonderful to see you! We are keeping you guys in our thoughts as well, hoping your trip home is soon.

Lila’s Aunt Sarah also came to meet her today. Sarah is one of Jon’s and my closest friends from college, and we were SO happy to see her. She spoiled Miss Lila too, with some super cute outfits we can’t wait to dress her up in, as did her mom.

Aaand, that’s pretty much what happened today. We are hoping these quieter, non-dramatic days are an indication of our impending homecoming…we shall see. The weekends, as I’ve mentioned before, tend to be slower and quieter, so we are planning on working with Lila on her feeding for the next two days. Hopefully, our hard work will impress her doctors enough to send us home soon.

Snoozing on the boppy.

Snoozing on the boppy.

Good night, little one, sleep well. We will see you tomorrow, we love you!

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