Sunday, January 2, 2011

Let's Eat

Sorry for the delay on the updates folks. I have been a little under the weather, so the blog got put on hold.

Things at Children's Mercy are going great! Faith decided to skip the tube feeding and went straight to the bottle. It is a little awkward for her to eat while laying on her tummy, but she doesn't seem to mind to much. The nurses said that Faith was so excited to eat the first couple of times that they had to take the bottle away so she would take a breath. She spends most of her time eating and sleeping, but while she is awake (typically right before her next bottle) she does a lot of stretching and grunting and even turning her head from one side to the other.

Today Faith's incubator was switched to a crib. She's well enough now that the heater and all the other monitoring equipment is no longer required. They are bundling her with blankets now which she seems to like quite a bit. Ashley got to hold Faith for the first time today. The nurses lifted her bedding out of the crib and on to Ashley's lap. Ashley fed Faith her bottle while she held her. They both seemed to like this quite a bit.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Picture...What a feeling I bet to hold your precious baby after that time, what a sweetheart.
    Christina

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  2. Now that's a framer! I LOVE this picture!!! Can you have Faith write down a few tips for Emily. She seems to prefer the tube feedings (less work I guess) :)

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  3. Praise the Lord for so many encouraging updates! Wow! And I can only imagine HOW satisfying it was for you to hold Faith, Ashley -- I'm so happy for you. :-) Oh, and she is SO beautiful...as are you.

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  4. That a girl! Show 'em what you got Faith! Great pic, the smile says it all Ashley!

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  5. Whoo Hoo! Love the Lord for his great works! Two beautiful girls spending time together is the best way to start the new year!

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  6. I love this picture! Faith, you have your mother's will and your dad's determination. We can't wait for the day you get to come home! Uncle Janek, Aunt Alison, & Hudson love you all so much!

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  7. Great picture of Ashley and Faith. What a thrill to hold her! She looks terrific, so beautiful. You are doing a wonderful job with the blog...love it!
    Ruth Ann

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  8. What a sweet picture! It must be wonderful to hold Miss Faith after such a long wait -- wonderful start to a new year!

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  9. What a WONDERFUL beginning to 2011..........holding Faith for the first time had to be the most special moment for you Ashley. The picture is just perfect, Faith is such a cutie and you, Ashley, look fantastic. I am sure that is a framer for sure! Thanks so much for the updates, I so enjoy watching Faith's progress towards getting home with her family! Blessings to all of you, Rod & Paula

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  10. Yeah! This is the report I've been waiting for! Soo happy for you all! When does daddy get to hold her? Can't wait for that picture too! Praying for continued fantastic reports! God is soo good!

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  11. So excited for you all with every step closer you get to bringing Faith home! Keeping you in my prayers! Joanna

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  12. That is just a perfectly priceless picture! I'm so glad faith passed her tests and is doing so well! love y'all!

    Blaire Ruch

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