Her tiny little body got a little too tired with all those bottle feedings she was getting. Instead of eight bottles, she will have six today; this will give her a little break from all that work. When a preemie drinks from a bottle, it is comparable to you or I running for miles at a time. That will wear you out! Can you imagine feeling that depleted every time you ate? Eight times a day??
|My sweet hubby and baby girl :)|
In a few days Lea should work her way back up to eight bottle feedings a day. Once she can handle consuming eight bottles per day for a couple of days back to back, we will be able to take our girl home! All we can do right now is just wait, practice patience and keep praying. Lea will let us know when she is ready.
To any preemie parents reading this, I think it is important for you to know that there will always be "lessons in patience" when waiting for your little one to get well and come home. My wish for you is that you allow these lessons to help you grow into a stronger and more spiritual person that you previously were. And this goes for anyone who is battling impatience: Pray for patience -- He is listening.
"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. but to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience." - Unknown