I promise I've been wanting to update you all but I don't take my phone into the NICU so my time online is very limited.
Nora is great! Our only issue from the beginning has been feeding. Everything else has looked good, and feeding issues are totally expected at this gestational age. We started out with formula through the govashe (??? Spelling) and formula through an SNS while I had her at the breast. As soon as I started producing enough colostrum/milk to collect, we started mixing it with formula. I'm very happy to say she is on 100% breastmilk now! Yay! She gets the milk through bottles when I'm not there. I breastfeed her for the four day feedings I'm able to be there for. When she gets too tired, we switch to the govashe but will probabl try bottles today and see if she has any energy left for that. We got rid of the SNS two days ago so when she is at the breast, she is strictly nursing, no assistance. That feels awesome. Now, we just have to get rid of the tube and have her eating only by mouth before she can come home. I don't like using bottles but hopefully we can transition to breast only once she is a little more alert and has more stamina. She nursed for 8 minutes, took a four minute break and nursed for four more this morning. That is huge progress. It will take time but we are moving in the right direction.