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Jiggity jigĀ 

4 lbs even (1820 grams). That’s how much BGL weighs today. On her discharge day.  That’s right. People. We are home. The Larsens are all together.  I cried when we left. Those nurses, I tell you. I love them. So … Continue reading

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2w2d

Just as predicted, BGL pulled her feeding tube out overnight. And they didn’t put it back. She’s on her own now and so far has been eating like she’s been doing it for a lot longer than she has been … Continue reading

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2w1d

BGL made it to 1750 grams today! BG stands for “Big Girl” now. She’s almost 3 lbs 14 oz. As long as she keeps gaining weight, then her small size will not be the reason she’s still here at the … Continue reading

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Two Weeks

BGL had another banner day. She’s no longer getting assistance in keeping warm. All the maintenance of her body temperature is now up to her. Another calorie burner. We will find out tomorrow just how much work staying warm is … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

Today is the birthday of a well-loved mother-in-law.  BGL lost half an ounce since yesterday. Proof that putting the responsibility for eating on her (instead of through the feeding tube) requires a lot of work from her. She is enthusiastic … Continue reading

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12 Days II

BGL weighs 3 lbs 11.4 oz today. She drank 80% of her first bottle before calling it quits. She yanked at her feeding tube and the tape keeping it in place until the nurse had to remove it and insert … Continue reading

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12 days

Our son (BBL) wants to be here at the NICU every day. Who can blame him? His sister lives here.  He held her for real today. And held her for longer than I expected him to remain interested.  He leaned … Continue reading

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