Checking out the blinking light on the camera. Bri seems exceptionally interested in life and the sights and sounds it offers. She began seeking out specific noises during week one. She would look at her hospital monitors when they would beep.
We have our first bag success! We hope it's not a fluke! By using a combination of products from different companies (which would no doubt be disappointed if they knew we were mixing and matching their products) we finally got one bag to stay on for over 24 hours! This is the first time in almost a month.
Can you believe Bri will be a month old next Tuesday? And still smaller than when she was born...
The wafer that is attached to her skin (to which the bag is then attached) is starting to peel off now, but for some reason it hasn't leaked yet. I'm sure we'll have to change it out soon, but having the bag work for one full day has made life seem doable. Since bag changes take 1-2 hours apiece, this is the first day we’ve been able to change her diaper and empty her bag in the few minutes that a regular diaper change takes, instead of laboring nearly a third of a day over those miserable bags. With the bag working as it should, we just whip off the wet diaper then suction out the bag with a syringe - practically like normal people!
Bridgette is also moving towards a three hour feeding schedule, eating more at each feeding. This simplifies life too. She hasn't yet mastered the differences between night/day, so we are often holding and entertaining her during the wee hours. But at least this is just a typical baby activity and represents an adjustment to parenting that is not abnormal.
As to Bri's baby blessing -
Jeff will bless her at our 9 a.m. meeting, and as mentioned in an earlier post, anyone interested in attending is welcome! Our church is the Lindon Central Stake Center located at 56 E. 600 N. in Lindon. We intend to leave the meeting directly following the blessing.
If you would like to join us, drive to Lindon on State St., turn east on 400 N. or 800 N. then turn again on Locust Ave. This is our street. Then just find 600 N. and turn east again. This is the street on which you'll find our church building.
We are considering hosting a picnic in our backyard that evening for anyone who would like to visit. If we do have a picnic (and we'll let you know soon), it would be a "bring-your-own-picnic-food-and-chairs-or-blankets" kind of affair.