Twenty-One

Hailey is off the infusion pump now. They try nipplings at different
points during the day. At the nurses 11:30 a.m. feeding Hailey didn’t
take to the nipple at all. When Brianna tried at the 5:30 p.m. feeding
Hailey nippled 8 mL again.

Hailey’s weight is up to 3 lbs. 15.5 oz., one more ounce to 4 lbs!

Today is Tuesday and that means discharge rounds, many of the familiar
faces that we have come to know are getting to go home. It is an
exciting time for all of the families. One couple that delivered on
December 15 went home today after almost one month in the NICU. They
passed on much useful information. I hope they do well on their own.

The social security office is remarkably efficient, Hailey’s card and
newly assigned government tracking number arrived today.