We have been blessed with a granddaughter.
Born 10:24 pm, Thursday, April 9, 2009 at home
7 lb. 12 oz. 20 3/4 inches
Isn’t she just beautiful??? Praising God for his goodness!
I don’t have any pictures except this. The rest are on my daughter’s camera. We’ve been very busy. A couple hours after Amy was born, the midwives advised that she go to the hospital to be checked out. She wouldn’t really try to nurse, had a very purplish color and didn’t have very good muscle tone. So around 1 am, we drove them to the hospital and spent the rest of the night in ER. They gave her oxygen, did blood tests and a chest x-ray. The oxygen made a huge difference, and soon she was acting much better, looking pinker, and much less floppy. The pediatrician advised putting her on IV antibiotic since her blood counts showed that there was a possibility of infection in her body. The next morning she was moved to a larger hospital with a great neonatal unit, and has been steadily improving ever since. Yesterday afternoon she nursed for the first time and did wonderfully, which was a huge relief. This morning she was taken out of the incubator and put in a regular crib. She has been weaned off her oxygen now and she is doing fine without it. They are hoping to move her out of NICU and into an intermediate nursery today. When her round of antibiotics is finished, which should be late tonight, hopefully she will be able to come home. Today her very, very tired daddy and mommy are resting and rejoicing and enjoying their baby. God is so good!