Thankfully, my sister was here and was able to go and be with her when I couldn't and Mike was able to go up after school and spend the evening with her. She'll get some loving today from grandparents today and tomorrow and so she certainly isn't without any love--just hugs and kisses from Mommy.
On a HUGE positive note....Anna Claire is doing wonderfully! She has been moved to a crib and is out of the incubator. She is holding her temperature steady on her own and is taking several bottles throughout the day. It seems she is mastering the suck, swallow and breathe fairly quickly! They limit the amount of times she feeds from a bottle due to the fact that since she is still so little, they don't want her to burn extra calories by attempting to bottle feed than with the tube. With that in mind, the babies have to be able to take the bottle within 15 minutes in order for it to be a "well" feeding. She has had several "well" feedings and just a couple "fair" ones.
Right now it is just a matter of time and maturity. She hasn't had any "spells" in the past couple of days and as long as she continues to mature with the bottle feedings, she should be coming home soon!
Mike is putting the car seat and stroller together today as well as the bassinet. I will be resting and getting better so that I can love on my girl as soon as possible!
By the way...being off of my feet for the past couple of days has alleviated the swelling. My feet are back to normal!
Thank you for continuing to pray for our family!