Olivia Bain, our little Livi.
We fall more in love with our little girl everyday. She has quite a big personality for someone so small. All the nurses comment on how opinionated she is for a baby born just shy of 24 weeks. We love our feisty fighter. The doctors and nurses continue to tell us how well Olivia is doing. Her weight is hovering around 1 lb, 5 oz (her birthweight). She is stable, tolerating feeds that are "priming her gut", and is regulating her blood pressure well without meds. Everyday she continues to thrive is a huge milestone. Her eyes are still fused, but she is trying really hard to open them. I'm thinking this week, week 26, will be the week. We can't wait to see her pretty eyes!
Friday, her two week birthday, was the first time she really responded to our touch. She held and squeezed our fingers for a long time. Not being able to hold her has been really hard, but Friday I felt like we finally made a connection with our daughter. Here are a few pictures that show just how small she is.
Mommy taking her temperature.
She loves to keep her hands by her little face.
Livi holding daddy's finger.
Being your parents is such a gift and makes us so proud. We have so many hopes and dreams for our life with you. We can't wait until you're keeping us up all night long. Daddy says someday we might not be so happy about it, but mommy disagrees. You have stolen our hearts, sweet girl. We love you fiercely.
Mommy and Daddy