Sunday, September 12, 2010

Almost there

We made it up to the hospital for Hope's 8 pm care time. This is when they weigh and measure her. The scale is actually right there in the bed. They lay down one of her diapers (to even out against her diaper that she's wearing), pick her up and hold her for a minute, remove the diaper, and set her back down. Then presto, the bed tells you how much she weighs. So we waited to see the results for tonight and.......she weighed 1 lb 13 oz. What? She lost almost a pound? So the nurse reweighed her and she was 800 grams. Then 880. Then 900. Then 910. And finally, 1200. At this point the nurse went and got a regular scale and it turns out that our girl is 2 lbs 14 oz. Yay! She's almost to the 3 lb mark! The nurse is going to weigh her later tonight because that is a 3 oz gain. However, my suspicion is that last night the bed didn't give an accurate weight either. I guess we'll see when I call in the morning. Oh, and for the record... her temp was not 96.4. Mike snapped the shot while we were still taking it. She was actually 97.1, which is a little low. They like them to stay above 97.6. They had turned down the heat in her bed, but the nurse was going to turn it back up. We didn't stay long because Hope was really sleepy and the nurse had a lot to do. We'll go visit some more tomorrow. Oh, I almost forgot. She is 15.5 inches long now. Go Hope!


  1. So glad to hear she is doing so well. I love the new pictures...she is beautiful!

  2. Go Hope, Go Ams and Go Issac family. We look forward to reading more great news. Thanks for the update.

  3. Thanks for the update! It was wonderful to see you yesterday. I really miss you guys. (Don't let that make you feel like you need to call me or anything, just that I'll be glad when you're back.) I was imagining to myself the Isaac family walking into church this winter with all FIVE kids and how happy we'll all be! We're getting there... every day brings us closer. Just like every day brings our family closer to four kids. :)