Last night we had Rachel in our bedroom for the first time - until now the nurses have watched and held her for most of the night. We wanted to prepare ourselves for what life will be like at home. We stayed up together until about midnight, when Rachel finally was able to work out the mucus that had accumulated in her mouth/throat. This seems to have become a problem again and we don't know why. She seemed very uncomfortable and I was so relieved when she started breathing more evenly. Dave took care of Rachel for the remainder of the night - what a man!! I took over again around 6:30am.
We weighed Rachel again this morning. She is 4 lbs and 4.5 ounces. Our beautiful little doll!
10pm - We just spoke with the nurses here and they will take Rachel for our last night here. One last time before we're on our own at home! And she has been doing fine tonight - no mucus issues. She's happily sucking away on her soother - that seems to help her move that down. At supper, I found myself really looking forward to going home. Good-night!