Natalie just got off of the phone with Kylee's bedside nurse in the NICU and got more promising news. The pressure level to Kylee's CPAP has been reduced and she is responding well to that change. Kylee's bilirubin level has increased slightly back up 10; however, this jump is extremely minor and was somewhat expected.
Kylee will also be receiving about 5 cc of mama's milk sometime later today and that has Natalie jumping up and down. Texas Children's Hospital has a milk bank near the NICU where mothers of infants in the hospital can store breast milk. Whenever the doctors allow feeding, technicians at the milk bank will prepare the milk in the specified amounts and deliver it to the NICU for feeding.
On another positive note, the nurses told Natalie that she could hold Kylee today for about 20-30 minutes. This time restriction is due to the photo therapy and the fact that Kylee needs to be under the lights to help her jaundice. Stay tuned this evening for pictures of Natalie holding Kylee for the first time!!!!