In the ten days since Hazel Nina's birth, the doctors say she has made 'fantastic' progress. The breathing tube has been removed. They are teaching her to suck with a pacifier. Margaret expresses milk which is fed to the baby. She is now getting 7 cubic centimeters every two hours. Hazel Nina weighed 2.2 pounds at birth and was 14 inches long. She has now been moved to a section of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where the 'stable' babies are.
Margaret was released from the hospital a week ago, and she and Matthew are staying in a wonderful nearby facility for family of hospital patients. They go over several times a day to see their baby and they are now able to hold her.
For newer readers, I should let you know that Margaret is our daughter, and Matthew is her fiancé.