Each passing day brings us one step closer to bringing Kylee home for good. She has officially reached the five pound mark...although she's not too much over five pounds....hahah. While this is a significant milestone, it does not have any bearing one way or another on when she will get discharged.
Something that does have a bearing on when she will come home is the fact that she took another whole bottle tonight for dinner. Kylee is becoming more and more alert as she gets older and is developing quite the little personality. As far as her eating goes, I asked the nurse to articulate our ultimate goal for feeding. She explained that Kylee gets fed eight times per day or every three hours. She has to be able to take all eight bottles within about twenty or so minutes for several days before they will feel comfortable sending her home.
They say that her main problem right now is not having the endurance to drink as much as she needs to at regular intervals. The nurse said that the babies tend to just "wake up and smell the coffee" one day and that when the change happens, it is quite noticeable.
On a side note, Natalie and I picked up a new set of wheels for Kylee to come home in today. Natalie's previous vehicle, if you want to even call it a vehicle, was barely fit to be driven and definitely not worthy of bringing Kylee home in!! Kylee will be chaffered around in a 2010 Toyota Highlander with all the bells and whistles. I will put up a picture as soon as I am able to take a good one.....