Saturday, February 9, 2008

Another Day of Lovin'








We are finally getting a taste of what it's like to have a newborn! Both Rebecca and Scott got to hold Annabelle for hours today...it was wonderful! She is gradually becoming less "wired"...we are down to just the NG tube, chest leads & a peripheral iv. She's also got some monitors on for her pulse ox & heartbeat but those aren't too scary to try to work around. She had her chest lines pulled yesterday and her other umbilical cord line that was put in at birth pulled today. So far, she has handled the compressed feedings pretty well. She has had a little spit up but nothing too big. Please continue to pray for her feedings to go well!
Wyatt got to spend all day (literally) with Susannah! He was pooped when we got him this evening and is already asleep. He is looking forward to seeing his little sister tomorrow. We got permission from Annabelle's nurse to bring him back to see her. Wyatt hasn't seen her since Thursday before her surgery so tomorrow is going to be very special for all of us! He has been asking to see her for days so we're really excited for him to get to see her again.
Annabelle was the most awake today as she has been since birth. It was so fun to watch her looking back and forth between Scott and me. She definitely knows who we are and was very alert as to take in as much as she could.
Hope you enjoy the pictures! We sure enjoyed our daughter today!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates. She is just amazing! I thank God she is doing so well and for your special time holding her!

Anonymous said...

Gracie says,"SHE IS SOOO CUTE!!!" She really likes her bows. We think that Annabelle looks like mommy!!! God's light is just around that precious little girl. We are praying that she gets to move to the a room this week and mommy and daddy get to take care of her. We are so glad Wyatt got to spend the the day with "Sunana"(hahaha) I know they had a ball. God is blessing each and everyday. Our prayers are continually with you.

Love You All,
Buffy, Jeremy, & Gracie

Anonymous said...

So many prayers answered in such a short amount of time (even though I know it's seemed like an eternity to y'all I'm sure)!!! Isn't God amazing!!! So glad that Annabelle is eating so well!! We will pray that y'all get to the floor tomorrow, but even if not isn't it wonderful how far she has come!!
She is beautiful!!
Please keep the updates coming!! Stay strong for that precious "Belle" and for each other!!
Hugs...
Betsey, Cooper, & Russell(SLH/SC)

The Gandy Family said...

She is beautiful. We will continue to pray that things progress and she is in a room tomorrow. She is a trooper and we are all proud of her! Praise God!

Keri Floyd said...

WOW!!! She looks like a little doll baby! So alert and BEAUTIFUL! I am so tickled she's doing so well. YAY!
Keri

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! She looks like she is just smiling away! She will be 2 weeks old tomorrow-time sure flies!Y'all have had so many prayers answered! JC loves the pictures of her, and he says he misses Wyatt. I know he had a blast getting to play with Susannah! We pray for you and hope that you all get moved to the floor this week. God is so good!
Love to you all! Karen, Nathan, Sarah, JC and Emma :)

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Y'all, she is so beautiful. We love that precious smile!!! Know that we are keeping you all in our prayers daily and praising Him with you!!! Psalm 91:11&12, "He will give his angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways"... We love y'all!
Terri, Tim and Carson

The Chavis Family said...

We are so happy to hear all of the good news. We hope you enjoy your day together as a family today! We are still praying.
Love, Joe and Kim

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let y'all know that as we go to sleep tonight we will be praying that baby Annabelle gets to spend the night with her mommy and daddy for the first time!!! Hope that y'all had a wonderful day today!!

Hugs

Betsey, Cooper, & Russell (SLHofSC)