Dottie has also shown growth the past 2 days. Apparently it's typical for preemies to lose weight for the first few days after they are born, because they are in a much dryer environment outside the womb so they start to lose moisture. The doctors increased the humidity in her incubator so that she won't lose as much weight by evaporation. We spoke with a doctor today who showed us that she's grown 2oz in the past two days to just barely get back up above her birth weight (1lb 3oz). Doctors hope that Dottie will be averaging 1oz of growth per day from this point forward.
We received this gift from a dear friend tonight. It really touched our hearts and reassured us that God is the one who will make Dottie grow. Ounce by ounce, God will make it happen:
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