Monday, November 12, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007 - Update

Olivia has officially fallen in love with her pacifier. She loves to suck on it, but hasn’t quite figured out how to keep it in her mouth. Someone has to hold it in for her. I was trying to do that plus change her diaper at the same time. . .it didn’t work too well. It fell out and she was trying with everything she had to get it back in her mouth. She was sticking out her tongue, turning her head and even trying to use her hands. You could tell that she was getting frustrated and would start to cry. So, I spent most of the afternoon holding her pacifier in for her. It’s nice to be there when she falls asleep and then still be there when she wakes up. I hope she feels mommy’s presence. Olivia had a great day today with no As or Bs. I don’t know whether that can be attributed to the CPAP or the Reglan and the stopping of the caffeine. She was on room air for most of the day and is only on a PEEP of 4. I’ll be curious to find out what the doctor thinks. Please remember that Olivia has her next eye exam tomorrow so please pray for positive results. At this time, we just don’t want to see it progress.

Last night, my dear husband cleaned out the deep freeze to make room for my milk. We have officially run out of room. Milk was falling out of the freezer every time the door was opened which wasn’t fun to deal with in the middle of the night. This doesn’t even count the milk at the hospital and the bottles that we have stored at Joel and Laura’s. I could feed a small nation! Poor Olivia. . .she’s going to be pouring it on her cereal someday.

7 comments:

Don said...

Hey...Jodi's Dad again. I was walking into the hardware store yesterday when a couple came up to me and asked, "Excuse us, but aren't you Olivia's Grandpa?" "Why, yes I am", I replied proudly! (Actually, I'm kidding...I made this up) But, you know what? It COULD happen! You know why? Because there are SO many people around the country and around the world reading this blog......SO many caring people taking time out of their day to read about a Mom, a Dad, and a teeny, tiny baby that many of them do not know. All of us have our busy days...our full schedules...days where every minute is valuable...and for friends, family, and strangers to take an interest in someone else's struggle is AWESOME!

I know Jodi does enjoy so much the opportunity to share her day. Just knowing that others are taking an interest in what is going on means so much to her. We can never share enough love.

I know I appreciate all the comments...and information...that people post daily. I really look forward to reading them. Someday, when Olivia can slow down enough to read this blog, she'll learn how many people prayed for her. Who knows what profound effect that may have on her life? The sky's the limit!

Anonymous said...

It is so much fun to hear about how much Miss Olivia loves her pacifier. Next thing you know, you won't be able to get rid of it! I still laugh about the day we took Aidan's away. He wandered around the house saying "Plug, where are you?" It almost broke my heart. Keep enjoying the small things, like holding a pacifier in all afternoon, because those are the moments that you will rememeber and treasure the most in the future. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all for Olivia's eye exam today.
Kim

Anonymous said...

OH, Jodi-my heart just broke for you regarding the "twin" shirt. I remember (very clearly) being at Target one day-I swear they had called all pregnant Wichitans to be in the store at the same time I was. I literally (after about 15 minutes of that) abandoned my shopping and left in tears. I don't compare that to your situation. I just know those things pop up.

I don't know if you've heard, but I am pregnant, again. I'll tell you this-I relate to you (and, again, not comparing my situation to yours) each day in praying so desperately for my baby, as you do yours. I pray for every breath, ache, funny twitch, and I will not relax until I have this baby in my hands! (and May is a long way to go) I'm with you. If I had to hang from the rafters for the next 6 months, I'd do it. Please know each prayer I say for my baby, I try and always say a prayer for yours-that's A LOT of prayers, Jodi!!--Stacy Woodard

Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING! Your latest update sounded good. I think it is cute that Olivia is testing Mom & Dad to see if they are capable of multi-tasking.
After all, how many Mom's could change a diaper, try to retrieve a pacifier, and then holding the pacifier all at the same time? I would be willing to bet that if Jodi can't do it, then it would be hard for anyone to do! I will be praying for her eye test and that all goes well. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers! Love Ya! M.A.

p.s. For some unknown reason, whenever I am on
the blogspot, the song
"You'll Never Walk Alone" always comes to my mind. If you have never heard it,
it might be worth a listen.

Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING! Your latest update sounded good. I think it is cute that Olivia is testing Mom & Dad to see if they are capable of multi-tasking.
After all, how many Mom's could change a diaper, try to retrieve a pacifier, and then holding the pacifier all at the same time? I would be willing to bet that if Jodi can't do it, then it would be hard for anyone to do! I will be praying for her eye test and that all goes well. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers! Love Ya! M.A.

p.s. For some unknown reason, whenever I am on
the blogspot, the song
"You'll Never Walk Alone" always comes to my mind. If you have never heard it,
it might be worth a listen.

Becky said...

Jodi, I admire you so much! Through all of this, you have continued to provide milk for Olivia, and that is amazing. You talk about how strong Olivia is, but how else can she be when it's in the genes?! You and Ryan are amazing parents, and I pray for the day you get to bring Olivia home to her own nursery. The day is closer today than it was yesterday!!
Love you both.

Anonymous said...

Hey Everyone!
Wow! It seems like forever since I have been on. But, I have been checking on Livi quite often. But, I barely have any time to leave a comment, so I'm making up for lost time.
I was so anxious to get to go to church last Sunday as I thought I would be able to see you. When the service started all I could think about was you and Livi. I kinda had mixed feelings because I didn't know if something had gone wrong or if you were out celebrating something. So, afterwards I was talking to Grandma Glunt and was so saddened by the news of getting rid of Logan's stuff. I'm sure it was one of the most difficult things ever. No one should have to do that. And I'm so very sorry that you had to. Hearing Grandma Glunt explain it made me bawl. I felt so bad that through Olivia's ups, you still had to deal with a few more of Logan's downs. I know that Logan was a very, very special person. He was also such a strong fighter. And I'm deeply, deeply sorry. I also know that Logan holds a very special place in you and the hearts of others. This special place will never be empty, for me, as long as I live. He will always be remembered for his strength and courage to fight everyday!

Grandma Glunt also showed me the pictures of Livi in her first outfits and boy is she gorgeous! She is so cute! I really like the giraffe outfit!
I'm glad that Livi is doing so well! She seems to be happy and living life to it's fullest, as I read she is starting to use her hands and turn her head, and get more strength behind those cries! It's such a blessing to read! All three of you are blessings!

Jodi and Ryan,
Everyday as I think to myself, 'Wow! Jodi and Ryan sure are the best parents. They do so much for anybody and everybody. And still take the greatest care of their daughter. Making her their first priority and not themselves. Wow! How awesome!...etc...'
And everynight before I go to sleep, I thank God for waking me up and I pray for Olivia and her mommy and daddy. And everynight I think of how high you and Ryan are raising the bar for parents. The love and compassion you show for Olivia is unreal. You give future parents, like me (hopefully), hope, that through any circumstance there is always hope. You all make me really think at the end of the day...'Was it a good day?' And most of the time...That answer is 'Yes.'

Thank you for giving me strength to face high school life and for giving me courage, because I am a scardy cat towards everything. I have started basketball tryouts this week and even in the toughest drills I think of Livi. And say 'If she can battle CPAP and everything that she has to go through, I can do this.'
Thanks so much!

Love you all so, so much!!!
Stay Strong,
Shea♥


'Ain't it kinda funny,
at the dark-end of the road.
Someone lights your way with just a single ray of Hope.'