We’re home, and I’m already feeling so much less stressed. No idea what it was about being in the hotel. Maybe just too much for me, the added stress of having a toddler out-of-town just put me over the edge.
Today was similar to yesterday with Nora. She clung to me and screamed if I wasn’t able to hold her. Eric had to take her away from me on several walks today. I did get a few hours with Nadia, even got to hold her again! They moved her back to bay 5 (an area for more stable babies), removed her oxygen, and increased her feeds. So all good news today! And she’s up to 4 lbs 14 oz. We still haven’t been able to try breastfeeding since still increasing feeds to an appropriate level, but hopefully soon. And I even got to see a few preemie ‘smiles’ today!
We got home around 5pm, feed Nora and almost immediately put her to bed. She needs sleep since today was the second day of no naps! I unpacked and washed pump parts and bottles and scalded milk I pumped today and yesterday. Fun times. I should be in bed, as tomorrow is the first day of MOPs this year, so I need to get up before Nora to shower and attempt to get cute. Eric is headed back to Iowa City tomorrow and staying overnight. More on that tomorrow. I need to pump once more and then sleep. Good night!