Her sweet face without any tubes.
She had her first poopy diaper today which is great! She is also a lot more hungry since this afternoon. Tonight she nursed pretty constantly from about 6-7:30. I know she's not getting anything that whole time, but she sure is doing a good job triggering my milk to come in. After that marathon nurse session, she passed out. She slept in mine & my mom's arms for another hour and a half before we left. In the meantime, the nurse took all her vitals and she never woke up.
Since she's not hooked up to anything but monitors, we got to dress her in her own clothes!
Tonight I plan to go up to the NICU every 4 hours to nurse her unless the nurse calls to tell me she's fussy and hungry, then I'll go sooner. Jon spent the evening with Adeline and my dad. He needed some time away and some time with his big girl. Now he's back and we're about to go up to the NICU for another feeding before we start the 4 hour night shifts.
They are still telling us we should be able to go home tomorrow no earlier than 3pm. These are the things that need to happen in order for us to be able to do that:
- Her oxygen levels, respiration rate, and heart rate all need to say within normal limits (like they have all day today).
- She will have another echocardiogram, chest x-ray, & EKG tomorrow. Those all need to be normal (or as good as they were yesterday).
- She needs to continue to nurse well and urinate.
Please pray for these things.
We have an appointment set up with the specialist in Little Rock on October 13. Please also keep that in your prayers. We want this SVT issue to not really be a big concern or worry. That's what we're hoping to hear in Little Rock.
We are so thankful for all your thoughts, emails, and prayers. God is listening! He loves us and He loves Annabel. The doctor keeps telling us she is healthy and we are so grateful and give all the glory to God!