We went up to see her this weekend and managed to visit her each day in hospital. She is doing so well and fighting like a little trooper. She now weighs 3lb 4oz (weigh day again today).
The photographs of just how small she actually is, don't really show her true size. She is incredibly tiny, basically the size of a doll. Her head isn't quite the size of a pomegranate, her little face is barely a 2" circle. Her beautiful mouth is probably 1/2 - 3/4" wide. A whole host of expressions play across her face including big smiles which everyone says they can't do but they look like smiles to us.
She still needs to grow her fat layer under her skin but her skin is now looking more pink rather than shiny red which apparently it was when she was born. She is beginning to shed her lanugo body fuzz.
When I held her in the crook of my arm, with her head resting inside my elbow, her feet just about reached my wrist. If she were to stretch her legs out they would barely reach the base of my thumb! She is basically the length of two and a bit mobile phones.
She has her mum's large eyes, so big, and her nose. She has her dad's ears, hair and frown!
Mum is excelling with caring for such a tiny delicate wee thing and is absolutely blooming:) DS is still a little wary but has a go at everything when he can (except feeding of course) but he doesn't get to spend so much time there. It will come.
She has moved from an incubator into a heated cot which is good. Once she can hold her own temperature the heat will be turned off to see how she does. Her sucking reflexes are now developing but she has been on her mums milk from the start. Here are her grandads fingers for a comparison:
I so wished we lived nearer to them and am counting down until we can visit again. It had better not be too long folks:)