Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Change of plans...

We've had a change of plans and did not go home today. A lost more weight, her bilirubin is up, and she was unable to hold her body temp overnight. They have us staying in a sleep room in the NICU, so that we don't have to leave her. Though we wanted to leave today, we don't want to take her home until she is ready. She is down to 4 lbs - 10 oz...tiny little thing. :) We're up'ing her feedings and I'm giving her breast milk as well as formula to help with the weight gain and jaundice. We're keeping our room nice and toasty and bundling her up to help with her body temp. The nursing staff has been awesome. They insisted that I go home today and take a nap and get a shower (the sleep rooms only have a half-bath). It's amazing how much better you feel with just a few hours of sleep. :) Alex went back to work today. I know he had to be exhausted...he got maybe 3 hours of sleep. He wants to stay here with his girls vs. sleeping at home and it was a LONG NIGHT, last night. Please continue to pray for our baby girl. I have no doubt that we will be bringing her home soon...she just needs a little more time.

Thought I would share a couple of pics of A with her Grinny & Nana. :)

A with her Grinny (My Mom)


A with her Nana (Alex's Mom)


Love to all,

11 comments:

Cuddles and Chaos said...

What wonderful pictures. I love your attitude and faith with knowing she'll show you when she's ready to come home. I hope it's soon.

Joannah said...

Everything will be okay, dear friend. You will all be home safe and sound before you know it.

((hugs))

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

wish I was holding hernow:)) can you send me this ic, it willnot letme get it:) hugs and always praying!!

Heather said...

Just like a woman - she has to do things on her time schedule, not ours. I'm sure she will be ready to go home soon.

bb and mtb said...

It is exhausting to have a new born baby and be a new mommy. I can't imagine how much harder it is with a baby in the NICU. I continue to hope and pray that you and Baby A do well and get to come home soon. {{hugs}}

The Patterson's said...

Bummer!! This is definitely best, and I'm so glad you get to stay with her. Can't wait to hear when you get to take her home! I'll be praying for you guys!

Heather said...

Praying for you all!!! I love seeing all her pics! That jaundice and weight loss is SCARY but she will start gaining soon, I know it!

Kristen said...

Hey! I hope she comes home soon. I have been there with body temp, biliruben, and VERY, VERY tiny babies. :) I understand. Do they not have her in an isolette? That is how we got Emma Kate and Noah's body temp regulated. It helped SOOOO much and made them regulate faster. :) I hope she comes home REALLY soon! :) LOVE her precious face. She is a doll! way to go on the breastfeeding!!!! I loved it and did it for 13 months, you can do it girl!!!

Eric and Emily said...

She's beautiful and your whole family will be home together before you know it!!! Until then enjoy any and all help you can get while in the hospital!

Shannon said...

Sorry you didn't get to bring her home but so happy you get a sleep room. I'll be praying it is soon! I love seeing pictures of her. :)

melynebarrett said...

Hey Jill - I am so thrilled about your sweet little "A" :) What a beautiful baby. You and Alex are in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.