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Growing Girl (weeks 31 & 32)

Olivia weighs 3lb 2oz!!! She was 32 weeks gestation yesterday and I can't believe how much she is growing and changing each week! Yesterday she was moved from SiPAP to CPAP and is breathing like a champ. The CPAP gives less support and the next step will be to put her on a high-flow nasal cannula. We are so proud of how hard she is working on her own! Olivia has the sweetest little personality that shows itself a little more every day. She can still be feisty, but for the most part she just goes with the flow and takes everything that seems to bother her (diaper change, wanting her paci, the stethoscope, other babies crying, etc.) in stride. She is very easy to soothe which makes me so relieved. I would feel horrible for her if she was inconsolable and cried in her bed for most of the day. Olivia loves to be held by her mom and dad, she likes to be swaddled (either entire body or just arms/legs), she LOVES her paci (and got upgraded to a cute purple one), she eats ~25ml (almost one ounce) every three hours, and takes lots of naps, and wears a bow most days! ;)

This week we got a fun surprise in the mail from some of our friends in Little Rock - a micro preemie outfit! It was her perfect size and the nurse let us try it on her this past weekend (preemies are technically not supposed to wear clothes until they weigh 1,500 grams and can better regulate their body temp). We were so excited to dress her in her first outfit, tiny leg warmers and all! We will cherish this little outfit forever, and it will be so fun for Olivia to one day dress her dolls in an outfit that she used to wear! Thank you Lewis family for sending such a special gift!










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  1. oh Mare. I'm smiling so big. She has a double chin and it's just adorable!!! I love her so much!

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  2. Dare I say she has a chunky little face?! Too precious! The double chin is the sweetest thing ever. My how she has grown! Holy cow! She is so sweet. She is in my prayers!

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  3. I can tell just how much she's growing! So sweet!

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  4. Beautiful girl! She just gets cuter and cuter.

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  5. More beautiful every day! That is a lot strength, fight and darn right cuteness wrapped up in a 3lb package!

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  6. Oh my... The outfit may be the cutest, ever. Beautiful baby girl. Miracle.

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  7. The pic of Reid and her doing Kangaroo care made me cry! Adorable! And she looks like such a big girl with her new purple paci:)!

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  8. Love, Love, Love!!!!!! The outfit, the bow, the paci, the PRECIOUS little baby girl!!! Rejoicing with you and praising God for her growth and progress!!!!

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  9. She looks soooooooo cute. She has tons of fans praying for her!

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