Saturday, February 21, 2009

First Family Picture

It has been a tough couple of days. Friday morning I woke up to the flu rushing through my body. Sadly, you have to be symptom free for 24 hours before going to be with your baby after you have been sick. So today, Saturday, I will be spending the day here at home again until my body recuperates. As long as I don't get sick today I will be able to see and hold her tomorrow. It has been so difficult and sad to not be able to see her, touch her and kiss her the past 2 days. I know she is being taken care of so well by the nurses and couldn't be in a better place right now, but I miss my girl.

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!



15 comments:

Amber B. said...

So glad that she is doing better! I will pray for you to heal quickly so you can get back to her and love on her more!!

Davene said...

I'm so glad to see a first family pic! :)

I hope your day of recovery goes well so that you can be back in the groove soon. And a continued "thank You God!" for how well Anna Claire is getting along!

Twice as Nice said...

Great news. Your little girl is a cutie. May God bless you all.

Lana said...

I am so glad to hear she is doing better! I hope you get to feeling better so you can give your little girl lots of hugs and kisses! Love the family photo! :)

Shannon said...

I hope that you start to feeling better so you can get back up there.

Your family pic is so cute!! I'm glad she is continuing to get better. It won't be long until she can be in her own crib. :)

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I am so glad that she is doing so good! I have just put a prayer page on my blog and if you would like to be on there - you and Anna CLaire- just hop over and put it on. I feel a real burden to pray for others and would be honored to do so.

In Him,
Beth

Smelling Coffee said...

Beautiful family picture! You look great.

Continuing the prayers for you all...

Every Day Blessings said...

Sarah,
I love the cute family picture! She is so adorable.
I am so sorry that you got sick, tomorrow she will be so much sweeter!
She looks like she is doing great and is obviously growing. We will pray that she is stronger each day and that you have her home soon.
In the meantime take care of yourself.
Many blessings,
Debbie

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Sarah, I'm so sorry you caught the flu. Seth got sick on our trip home, too, and I had a hard time keeping my attitude in check about it. Why NOW? I kept thinking. Anyways, I'll be praying for your quick recovery, and continued progress for Anna Claire. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Precious pictures. Feel better soon Sarah. Love, One L.

bradford said...

No more cankles!!!!!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, Sarah! I have been out of the loop! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Welcome, Baby Girl!!!

Precious, precious, precious! I hope your recovery continues and that little Miss Anna Claire keeps doing so well! I'll be saying some big prayers for y'all! Lots of love! :o)

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh Sarah~
I'm SO sorry that you are sick! You POOR..POOR thing. I'll be praying that you are well SOON!

I just LOVE your family picture...what a BEAUTIFUL family!!!!

I so enjoy seeing updates from you....and know I"m on my knees for you....

Sandy Toes said...

She is so cute...what a blessing and gift from God!
-sandy toe

Joanna said...

What a beautiful family photo.