Friday, May 18, 2007

Day 104

Rib-it! Being a big girl is so much fun! I get to wear really cute clothes now! Below: Faith sleeping in her oxygen hood. She is receiving oxygen through her cannula, the hood is putting out a warm mist (much like a humidifier) to help the swelling in her airway.

Well we made it- we are in the home stretch! When the doctors come to talk to us now it is about preparing Faith to come home. They have begun to wean her oxygen settings- which still
have a far way to go before she can come home, but the point is that we are getting there. Faith is now a little over 5 pounds! She has quadrupled her birth weight (1 pound 6 ounces). She is an entirely different baby.
Her feedings have been going better. It just takes her a while. She drinks about 2 ounces every 4 hours. It takes her about 40-50 minutes to take down each feeding. We have learned the key with Faith is to have lots of patience. Which isn't a bad thing to practice- this little girl teaches us a new lesson every day!
Well thanks for checking in on our little sweetie today!
Brian and Jen


Paula said...

What Wonderful news!! Both my girls were @ 5+ lbs when they were born so I know what that looks like. What a blessing and such a relief. You have climbed the Mount Everest of emotions and are now in the beautiful green valley's of healing and growing. SO happy for all of you! Mangiare il Bambina Mangia (eat baby eat)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Even when I walk in the valley of darkness, I will fear no evil for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-they comfort me.
You set a table before me in the presence of my adversaries; You anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.
May only goodness and kindness pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for length of days.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! 5 pounds..keep eatin baby girl , keep eating! She looks SO darn cute!!!
You ALL have gone through so much..we will continue to pray as we ALL are in the home stretch with getting ready to touch home plate! ;) Keep us have MANY people, churches and families praying for you all over the country! I will send this to them ( as I have sent ALL your posts) so they can keep up with "our" baby!

Isnt GOD GREAT! HE has taught ALL of us so many things through all this and all of you have been such an inspiration to many!

We love you
Aunt Susan, Uncle Mike, Steve and Michelle
xo xo xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

This is a gal from my website and wanted to post to y'all.
Aunt Susan

This little baby just makes me smile each time I see her!!! I was actually sitting here feeling bad for myself, having a pretty crummy day... but what a sweet little reminder Faith is of all things glorious from God! The prayers are still coming!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you all when faith gets to go home with her mommy and daddy!!


Anonymous said...

Thisis from another gal from my website who has been praying and put Faiths name on MANY prayer chains!
Aunt Susan