Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quick Update on our little miracle

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all your well wishes and prayers! The last few days have been so crazy that I haven't had the time or energy really to update. But I know how I love to stalk my blog friends when Im hoping to hear important updates from them, so I didn't want to leave you all hanging...

Our sweet little girl is doing okay. In the NICU and will probably be there for a month or more. She is breathing room air, which is good. But has a mask sort of thing over her nose to help with air pressure. She has trouble taking in a lot of air at once. They have started feeding her but she doesn't always keep it down. I have started pumping but nothing much yet...

Each day is different, but for the most part she is doing well.

I have to say the NICU is one of the scariest places on Earth. There has not been one day that I have been up there where I have not cried at her bed side. All I want to do is scoop her up and run out  of there! Its really so so hard.  It's been tough,but today was a little better. After my surgery I couldn't have contact with her for 24 hours because I was on this magnesium medicine for the pre eclampsia.We finally got to hold her today! And I could go up without a wheelchair. I'm still in quite a bit of pain, but I think its getting better every day. We are here in the hospital until Monday.

We are so in love with our little girl. She is the most beautiful little peanut I have ever seen. My heart is just overflowing....

My favorite thing is to give her my pinky and she wraps her little tiny hand around it. Or when I sing "You are my sunshine" to her and she calms right down...

I promise to post a pic soon. In all our pics she is covered in wires, so its a little scary, but I promise I will get one up soon :) As well as the crazzzzyy birth story!

Thank you so much for all your prayers! Please keep them coming for our girl :)

22 comments:

thatmoxiegirl said...

Keep singing to her, Sara. And keep pumping. It may be worth a visit with the hospital's lactation consultant to help with dealing with pumping and maintaining a supply while Samantha is in the NICU. It will take a few days for your supply to come in. Don't fret. You can do it!

Mrs. H said...

Gonna keep those prayers coming. So glad she is doing well. Hope you have a good recovery too.

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

Thank you for updating I was worried about you both since your last post! I am happy she is doing well! and I am praying everyday!
♥ Alexis

Joys Truly said...

Praying for lil Samantha! She is in the best place possible right now. Hoping for fast progress in the coming days!

Debbie and John said...

Congrats on your little one! I'm also a preemie mom (35 weeks 1 day). When my son was born he had to be on a CPAP too. I hope Samantha can be weaned off it soon.

I thought I'd pass along a link to a great blog with all kinds of information about preemies and the NICU. A few preemie moms from The Bump put it together. It's kinda new but a GREAT source of information. http://www.preemiemomblog.blogspot.com/

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Ashley said...

Praying for you and Samantha! Brayden was in the NICU for 3 weeks so I'm praying for peace for you and Hubby.

Erica said...

I am glad to hear that you all are doing well. Being on room air is HUGE!!!! Keep singing. I used to sing to the boys while in the NICU all the time! Keep pumping. It will come, just remember to rest and stay hydrated as well. Will continue to pray for you all and have been thinking of you all as well!

Erica

Samantha said...

I'm so happy to hear she is doing well and hoping for fast progress for her so you can take her home. I can only imagine how scary the nicu is for you and your husband. Thinking of you both and your precious baby girl!

beccasfamilyof5 said...

Oh, I don't know how I missed your last post but Congratulations. Wishing you lots and lots of luck over the coming days and weeks. Welcome to the world Samantha and I hold you all in my thoughts.

Kristen said...

Samantha is beautiful even with being hooked up to crap! I am so happy I got to meet her yesterday and I can't wait to see her again! Love you all so much and praying every single day for you guys! Remember, Samantha is a fighter and that "fiestiness" the nurse said she has will go a long way for her! Go Samantha go!!

xoxo

Kristen said...

P.S. I LOVE the new ticker!! :)

cgd said...

i totally missed this. first of all so much love and congratulations coming your way. wishing your little girl a quick an easy stay in the nicu. I think she is strong and brave like her mommy

Liz said...

I am so happy to see things are going well! Congratulations again Momma!

Stephanie said...

I love that you are singing to her, she'll know her mama is near. I'm thinking of you guys and so happy to hear that you all are doing well.

Faith said...

Oh, hun, hang in there. I agree with the first comment - keep singing, keep pumping, keep touching:). And, yes, the lactation consultant can be priceless!! I can't wait to see pictures of your baby girl! EEEKK! Thank you for taking the time and energy to update us - I know you are in all of our thoughts!

Jill D. said...
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Jill D. said...

I am so happy for you Sarah! I'm sure Samantha is such a little doll and so beautiful. Praying that she will continue to thrive and that her time in the NICU will fly by. Also that you have an easy recovery. You've been down such a long, crazy road and I only hope for smooth sailing from here on out! :)

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the update. Soon you'll be able to hold S. Are they going to allow you to do kanga care?

Jenny said...

I always sing you are my Sunshine...keep doing it!
I am glad to hear how well she is doing and look forward to pics!

Amber said...

So glad to hear from you! I've definitely been stalking your blog. :) Look forward to hearing more about the little peanut and hope you heal quickly!

Good Timing said...

So glad to read an update from you! I've been thinking of you guys lots and am glad you are doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances. Definitely still thinking of you and praying little Samantha will keep growing and improving so she can go home with you! Xoxo

Carlia said...

i'm so glad that she's doing so well. i'm sure she'll be home before you know it! my brother's baby was born about 8 weeks early and had to be in NICU for about a month. he was only a little over 3lbs when he was born, but he is now a very active, very strong & healthy one year old and you'd never know to look at him that he was a preemie. take care and stay strong! hugs!