Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Emma's Estimates:

  • Weight: 1426 grams or 3 pounds 2.3 ounces
  • Feedings: 25 cc's


~Pretty Emma is modeling a pink onesie (Size: Preemie).

~Emma continued to have a few more A's and B's {apneas (pauses in breathing) and bradycardias (a too slow-heart rate)} that seem to center around her feedings. The doctors have prescribed Reglan to treat acid-reflux.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lavender Lady

Emma's Estimates:
  • Weight: 1391 grams or 3 pounds 2.4 ounces
  • Feedings: 25 cc's


~ Emma got to wear her first "real" outfit today. You will see in the pictures the oh-so cute lavender onesie (Size: Preemie).

~Emma had a major case of the hiccups during her 5pm feeding while Mom was holding her. Her whole body shook.

~For the first time in a long time, Emma had residual milk remaining after her feedings. In addition, her nurse today reported that during a couple of her feedings her heart rate dropped. This didn't happen at her 5pm feeding. We will keep you posted on these developments.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

No More Naked Jaybird

Emma's Estimates:
  • Weight: 1391 grams or 3 pounds 1 ounce
  • Feedings: 25 cc's


~Emma gets to wear clothes!!!! When I get the picture posted, you will see Emma in a newborn sized T-shirt. The sleeves are rolled up. We will try to have a fashion show the next few days with different outfits.

~Dr. Bedi stopped by Emma's incubator. According to Dr. Bedi, "Emma is a getting boring, which is a good thing, a very good thing. No interventions. We just need to put meat on those bones."

~Mommy and Daddy both got to hold Emma today.

Three!!!!!!!!! Oh What a Magic Number (January 28, 2008)

Emma's Estimates:
  • Weight: 1380 grams or 3 pounds 0.8 ounces
  • Feeding: 25 cc's per feeding


~ Happy Second Week Birthday Emma!!!! Emma is officially 2 weeks old today.

~ If the title didn't suggest or the large numeral in the weight above wasn't enough, we are mighty proud to announce Emma surpassed the THREE pound mark today.

Today's Pictures Brought to you by Daddy:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

So Close to 3...

Emma'a Estimates
  • Weight: 1352 grams or 2 pounds 15.7 ounces
  • Feeding: 25 cc's (Yes, that is not a typo, Emma is now taking an extra cc.)


~Mommy and Emma "kangaroo cared" during Emma's 5pm feeding

~Changed to actual preemie diapers not Micro-preemie diapers. They are still big on Emma but it's step in the right direction.

I have also been asked what Kangaroo Care is. Here is a description found from

Kangaroo Care consists of placing a diaper clad premature baby in an upright
position on a parent's bare chest - tummy to tummy, in between the
breasts. The baby's head is turned so that the ear is above the parent's

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Snug as a Bug

Emma's Estimates:
  • Weight: 1348 grams or 2 pounds 15.5 ounces

  • Feeding: 24 cc's


~Great Grandma and Great Grandpa came for a visit

~Great Aunt KK and Great Uncle Jim Bob also visited

~Mommy got to Kangaroo Care while Emma was feeding

Another picture from today:

Friday, January 25, 2008

Daddy's Girl

Emma's Estimates:
  • Weight: 1325 grams, 2 pounds 14.7 ounces

  • Feeding: 24 cc's


~Darren got to hold Emma for the first time!

~While feeding through her feeding tube, we were working with Emma to suck on her pacifier to start associating feeding with the sucking motion.

Where's the Food? (January 24th, 2008)

Emma's Estimates:
  • Weight: ~1306 grams or 2 pounds 14.1 ounces
  • Feeding: 24 cc's


Today, Miss Emma decided it was certainly feeding time. In the past few days, before her feedings she was make smack sounds but today she would stick out her tongue. It was too cute.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pay Attention to Me (January 23rd, 2008)

Emma’s Estimates
Weight: 1298 grams or 2 pounds 13.7 ounces
Feedings: 24 cc’s


~Expert monitor wire remover. It seems Emma likes to grab the nurses attention. She has become really good at pulling the wires associated with her monitors so that alarms sound.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

No More IV League (January 22, 2008)

Just one week after birth, Emma's IV was removed. Her only source of nourishment is the breastmilk/formula combination she receives. Yeah!!!!

Emma's Estimates:

  • Weight 2 pounds 13 ounces
  • Feeding: 24 cc's per feeding
  • Other Accomplishments: No more IV

Those Fingers Taste SOOOOOO Good!!!

Happy One Week Birthday (January 21, 2008)

Today, Emma is one week old. She has regained the weight she had previously lost and is at her birth weight once again, 2 pounds 12 ounces. It seems so hard to believe how life can change one moment to the next much less one week to the next.
Happy One Week Birthday Emma! And here's too many more to count!!!!!
Emma Holding Daddy's Finger
Teeny Tiny Diaper Changing Time
Mommy's Pinky Compared to Emma's Footsie

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bonding Time

Mommy and Emma together again...
January 20, 2008

Emma holding Mommy's pinky
January 19, 2008

Emma staring at Mommy

January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

level three...LEVEL TWO..level one...home

Today was a big day...

~I got to see Emma the first time today since her miraculous birth
~I got to go home (oh, how I have missed it)
~Aunt MiMi is so proud because Emma had a pink bow placed in her hair
~More important though...Emma was moved from a Level Three NICU patient to Level Two (More information on NICU levels can be found here:

The Big Day

Emma's First Picture!!!!!
January 14th, 2008
2 pounds 12 ounces
15 1/2 inches long

Proud Daddy and New Grandparents!!!!!!!!!