During last night's visit with Delilah, we learned that they are going to increase her food every three hours and decrease her IV fluids. This was so AWESOME to hear. It means she is properly digesting her food! She also had her first poopy diaper since starting on food. She is such a good girl. Our goal now is to work on her sucking, swallowing, and breathing routine so she can try a bottle. She is showing small signs of sucking and swallowing, but she still hasn't mastered the gag reflex. Hopefully with a little coaxing from Mommy and Daddy she will show those doctors she wants a bottle and not the ugly tube in her belly.
Below is a picture I took of her last night before we left. She was happily asleep the entire 2 hours I held her skin to skin (also know as Kangaroo Care, which is strongly recommended by the doctors and nurses), but the moment I put her back under the warmer her eyes shot wide open. She has the most beautiful eyes! It is so hard to leave her when she is awake, but poor John has returned to work and needed to get some sleep. Hopefully when we go in today her eyes will be wide open again.