Hurray! No more apnea monitor. She is done with it and we can not be happier about this. Also Keelan is off the caffeine as well. She has changed so much since NICU, her weight now is about 7 pounds. Her preemie clothes are now a memory and no longer fits her. She can now turn on her side a little and we have no need for an alarm. She IS the alarm. Keelan wakes up to eat right on the dot every four hours, her bottles are now 4 ounces. We have also changed the formula from Enfamil/Similac, the popular commercial brands to Earth's Best, which is an organic formula. We like this formula a lot and Keelan seems to like it too, however, she is not only burping but passing gas is an often and loud experience. Our observation is that she seems to be more alert and less sedate after the feeding. Her lungs are definitely healthy as she cries or best describe, complains (no tears yet) really loud.
Well, so far so good. As I write this my Mom and Dad are interacting with Keelan, she loves my Mom's bosom and by now she recognizes my Mom's scent. William and I still a bit sleep deprived, I am practicing getting up early since I will go back to work in January. William will become the Daddy-manny during the day. The house has changed a lot, in fact, our whole life is different. Overall, I have to say that William and I are truly enjoying our new role. Yes, from time to time we miss something, but that is nothing in comparison to what we now have...Keelan.