Monday, October 8, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007 - Update

I spent most of the afternoon and evening up at the hospital with Olivia. She’s got more personality in her 2 lbs 2 ¼ oz than some full grown adults. Ryan and I were both pretty shy and timid children and so we expected our children to be similar. I think Olivia is going to be quite the contrary. If she doesn’t like something, she’ll let you know. And she is just so funny with her facial expressions and actions. She’ll make Ryan and I laugh out loud.

Her 48 hour blood culture is still negative (for infection) and her abdomen girth is good. She’ll have an x-ray tomorrow morning and if that looks good, she will probably start her feeding tomorrow. Of course, she’ll have to start out with a minimal amount of milk and work her way back up to full feeds. She got 2 chapters of her book read tonight because she was just listening so contently. We’ve also been singing to her each night. Olivia seems to like her songs. . .I think ‘You Are My Sunshine’ is her favorite. She truly is our little sunshine and we’re so blessed to have such a precious daughter. Please keep Olivia in your prayers.

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
Ephesians 1:4 NLT


Anonymous said...

Love to 'hear' the joy in your update. You both are very blessed. Keep letting your light shine. We continue to pray faithfully. -Omli's-

Anonymous said...

Yay! More pictures! She is so beautiful and I'm glad that she is getting bigger! Reading the updates makes my ears "ring" just to know that the two of you can be happy again. I'm so glad that you have such an energetic 'ray of sunshine!' She really does make my day, as do all of you and this blog. It truely is amazing the progress she has made. Through it all, it just makes me a stronger believer in our God. He is Awesome, as is your little fighter.
Love you all!
Stay Strong,