Friday, November 15, 2013

Our Sweetheart Caris

Caris is 8 1/2 weeks old (34 1/2 weeks gestation). She weighs 5 lbs. 3.3 oz.!! She feels so very big to  Colin and me. She is 17" long.
Last Saturday, she graduated from her incubator isolette to an open 'crib'. She has done very well with this and is showing that she can regulate her own temperature, and also not get too overstimuated with noise and light.
This last Wednesday we started bottle feeding her. She is on 46 mL feedings, and has taken in up to 36 mL at one feeding. Sometimes she is too sleepy, so she is fed the rest of her milk through her feeding tube.
Once she takes in the amount of milk she needs for the entire day, they will stop waking her up every 3 hours, and let her give cues that she is hungry. After she masters this and is able to sit up in her carseat for 2 hours without a drop in heartrate or oxygen, she will be ready to come home!!!
I am hoping it is within 2-3 weeks! It would be really lovely to have our family all under one roof, as we are currently sleeping under three.
Please keep praying for our miracle lady!



  1. Such gorgeousness! [and if that isn't a word, it should be created just for Caris : ) ]

    She's growing so fast. We are still praying for Christmas at home for the three of you.

  2. Adorable!!!!! I needed to check your blog to see how Caris was doing ... I've been praying for her! Keep those pics and updates coming. I love them!! It brings a smile to my face! :-D