Now it may seem like, what is the big deal? But because she was born so early, babies at her age don't know how to coordinate swallowing and breathing so the doctors don't allow bottle feedings until they are around 33 weeks. That day they decided to just see if she would be interested and on her first try she drank her whole bottle ( even if it is a tiny bottle). They are still only allowing her to do two bottles a day because they dont want her to use too much energy sucking those bottles down (it is hard work). :) Daddy got to be the first one to feed her a bottle next (ironic I know, because I am spending hours a day pumping the milk), but I already know she is going to be a daddy's girl. ;)
Another big step this week was Amelia getting to lose an "accessory" this week. As a girl, I am sure one day she will like lots of accessories, but right now her oxygen nasal cannula was an accessory we were glad to see go. We know there is a chance she may need it again, but we are praying she breathes well enough to keep it off. We love seeing her little face without it in the way.
Finally, she turned one month old yesterday! We can't believe how time flies! And on her one month birthday she weighed in last night at 4 lbs!
We are so thankful for the way God is working in her little life already. We know that we could not have made it through this first month without his loving arms around her (and us). Thank you to each of you for your prayers, cards, calls, and support. We are so in love with this little angel and we haven't even gotten to take her home yet! When she comes home, we may not be able to put her down!