Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - Update

Today was a HUGE day for us. Almost three months of pumping for this special day. . .Olivia and I tried our hands at breastfeeding. She was extremely tired tonight and barely opened her eyes while we were there, so it wasn’t the best time to start. But, she did latch on and sucked a few times before falling back to sleep. I was really proud of her. We’re both new at this, so I figure we’ll just learn together. I will begin trying this once every day.

They also wrote the order today to move her up to special care. This means that she could go at any time once a bed is available up there. We had our tour of the special care nursery tonight so that we’ll have some idea of where we’re headed. It’s not what I expected and I’m a little reluctant to have her leave the NICU, but I guess it is one step closer to home. Ryan and I also take our CPR class Wednesday night which has to be completed before we can take her home. We’re getting closer and closer to that day!

Ryan did some Christmas shopping for me today and picked up a few things for Olivia as well. While at the mall, he walked by a store that had a little stuffed giraffe that walks around and turns its head. Of course, he had to buy it for Olivia. Later, he was in Borders and saw a giraffe hand puppet that had to be bought as well. Both of us can envision hours of entertainment with that. The other day I bought a ‘My First Christmas’ sleeper at Target and I can’t wait to take her picture in it on Christmas morning with all of her presents. I am so excited for everything that awaits us in the future!

Please say a prayer for Ashton, one of Olivia’s micropreemie friends who had a rough night the other night. You may want to visit his blog and be sure to send support and prayers his way. Please continue to pray for all of the babies in the NICU and those whose time in the womb was cut short. Olivia reminds me every day that miracles do happen and we’re so grateful for all of your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Praise God! That was one of my special prayers for you and Olivia, Jodi. That you would get the reward of being able to nurse. I will contiue praying that it goes well.

Anonymous said...

YEA! We are so happy for you! What a great sign that Olivia did so well! We will be praying for a smooth transition to Special Care. That was a VERY hard adjustment for us too. Even though it means your closer to going home, it's so hard to leave the NICU family that you're comfortable with. We will keep praising God for the miracles you are receiving!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you Jodi to be able to have that experience with Olivia. I'm sure that's probably the best bonding experience for both of you. Congratulations!