Sunday, March 25, 2012

3 days old

How can our little blessing possibly be three days old already?!  We have taken hundreds of photos with our phones already.  I can't stop smiling.  I can't stop thanking God.  I can't believe I get to be this blessed.  Chet and I spend every moment we can in the NICU with her.

Last night Grey weighed in at 4 lbs. 14 oz..  We will weigh again at midnight tonight, and we are hoping she has gained or stayed the same at least.
She "graduated" and came off all tubes, including feeding tube, this afternoon - praise the Lord!  It made me tear up to see my sweet little girl free from tape and tubes.  She just looks so much happier and more content now that she is not fighting them.
We were able to get off the bili light too, but her morning blood work work will let us know if we need to get back on tomorrow or not.
She's doing great regulating her body temperature and breathing room air.  Such a champ!
Today was the first day on solely breastmilk, and she did not spit up near as much as she has been.  I love that she is tolerating it so well, since she did not tolerate formula (even sensitive) well.  This is the most she has been able to keep down!
My little angel is learning to take a bottle and breastfeed wonderfully.  We are learning to be patient and just enjoy feedings.  I am not going to stress her (or myself) out like I did the first two days.  I 'stepped back' and realized it was not worth it.  We will just take it a feeding at a time, and enjoy being with each other.  Ever since I have relaxed more, it's gone much better.
This is a "small" thing, but I think worthy of writing out: our baby is such an easy baby!  She eats, burps, sleeps, etc. on such a great schedule already.  I know this could change, but I am overjoyed she seems so happy on her schedule.  We feed at 6, 9, 12 and 3.  I am just going to continue this when we get home, and adjust to her needs if that is necessary.  

We may get to go home tomorrow!!  It all depends on her blood work and if she is still jaundiced, but there is a big chance that she will do good enough tonight to go home tomorrow!!  We are praying for a clean bill of health...I cannot even imagine what it will be like to ride home with a full car seat.

I slept well (for having a newborn) last night, and felt a TON better today!

I think I am going to really miss this hospital, and specifically this third floor.  Our care has been so amazing I am almost afraid to enter "real life" again. :)

Got to go love on the cutest baby alive...

Oh, sing to the LORD a new song!  For He has done marvelous things; Psalm 98:1


  1. Oh, Sarah...I love hearing the pure joy in your words. I am so very happy for you. Can not wait to hear more about these first few days, and to see more and more pictures. I am certain Tisha captured some wonderful ones! Hope you feel better and better everyday. Much love and blessings on your sweet, sweet family.
    All my love.

  2. Sarah!!! Baby girl is doing amazing!!! Ok..the feeding schedule thing. NICU follows the exact philosophy as baby wise. It's a book that is loved or hated. I put both of my children on this schedule post nicu and they are the most content and amazing babies. Keep that nicu schedule. Every 3 the time she's 6 weeks..she'll sleep 12 hours a night. I'll email the details later. I'm a believer!! praise GOD!!!! So excited she's doing so well!!!

  3. You don't know me, but I am praising the Lord with you!! What a BEAUTIFUL gift! Grey is perfect in every sense of the word!! God is good -- ALL the time!! I've loved following your story through your blog and praying with you during the past year or so. It's one of my favorite parts of the blog world...all the beautiful people we get to "know" and "see." xxoo

  4. I remember being in the hospital after our son was born and thinking, "How can he be 24 hours old already???" The following 2 years have flown by equally as fast. Enjoy every SECOND with your beautiful little girl. And Congratulations from Hawaii! :)