God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3b-4, NLT)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!

So, I got to hold Faith for over two hours :) I could have held her longer, but by that point my milk had let down three times, so I really needed to pump! I can't wait to hold her again though, and for Dave to hold her, too! :) It was so good for both of us, for me to finally hold her after 8 days felt SO good, but the good it did for her was really obvious- her heartrate really hadn't dropped below 140 since before her surgery, but pretty much as soon as they gave her to me, it went into the 120's and 130's! And it has stayed there since then :)
I love it that this hospital is so in favor of parental involvement :) They are very supportive and encouraging with breastfeeding, and they totally push for parent interaction, kangaroo care, and such. We are SO blessed that we are able to be here with Faith!

They've weaned her down on her oxygen twice this afternoon, she's down to 27 now, 21 is "room air". Assuming her blood gases come back good when Sarah checks them at 5, they will probably take it down more! She is doing so great, she'll be extubated before we know it! :)


Beckie said...

what a beautiful picture of you holding your daughter! made me tear up a bit. I bet Faith felt so comforted to be in her mommy's arms. praise God!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you were able to hold her! I'm sure she was glad too; I'll bet she's missed getting to be all wrapped up in mommy. I pray she continues to improve quickly.

Anonymous said...

The picture of you holding faith brought tears to my eyes. There is nothing better then seeing Faith in her mama's arms. I'm sure Faith will continue to improve quickly now that she is able to be held by the ones she loves most. I'm speechless! Give faith a kiss from me too :)

Jenae said...

Anonymous is Jenae. You won't be able to give her a kiss from me if you don't know who wrote it (ha, ha). (((HUGS)))

HollyM said...

What a beautiful little girl you have. I love the picture of you holding her. I am so glad that she has done so great! Hopefully you guys will get to bring her home soon.

dh said...

That is a beautiful picture! What a special moment. I am so happy that you are now able to hold Faith and comfort her through this difficult experience.

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