Hope also hit another milestone today. She took her milk out of a nipple. I would say they bottle-fed her, but there wasn't actually a bottle. She was only getting 1.5 ml, so the nurse just put it into a nipple and had me feed her that way. She did pretty good. There was a little that ran out of her mouth, but she did fine for a first try. The nurses must have thought so too, because the nurse who's on tonight is planning on feeding her that way again. And starting at midnight, she'll go up to 2 ml at each feeding. The plan is to add on an additional half ml every 12 hours. So by midnight tomorrow she should be up to 3 ml per feed. Oh, it's so exciting to be making progress!
I'm going to ask for prayer tonight, though, for my Mary-girl. She's been having a rough time lately and is crying because she misses me. It breaks my heart. By the time I see the big kids this weekend it will have been 4 weeks. And the kids still aren't totally over their colds, though they are past the worst of it. So I think we're just going to get together for the day on Saturday and go to Green Bluff. I might need to sit out from visiting Hope for a couple days just to make sure I'm not sick, but I can't stay away from my other kids any longer. Please pray that everyone is feeling better by Saturday and that I don't get sick. This being apart is hard!