Could it be anyone we know?
Okay, before we all get a bit too excited, realize this only means Allie gets this opportunity to fend for herself a bit. We are giving her a shot to keep her temperature up and keep gaining those precious calories and weight. This does not mean she is on the final countdown toward home, but every day is a step closer. We will just count this day as two steps closer. She was put in the crib around 3:30 today and now, at 11:15, she is still in the crib and still keeping her temperature up. Hopefully she can stay this way and gain some weight, too.
Allie is sleeping peacefully and has her trusty favorite watchdog with her. (Thanks Auntie Moe, cousins Chad and Corey and to the Mize family, too who have spectacular taste in puppy dogs!)
Oh... and she asked me to brag for her a bit... yesterday and today she has taken all of her meals by bottle and despite trying really hard to fall asleep during the final stages of many meals, she basically finished all of them. She is doing wonderfully! She now weighs 5 pounds 3.6ounces. Hopefully she will gain again tomorrow and this crib business will seem like the right thing for her.
Have a restful night...oh... and stay warm!
The Lovell Family