Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Baby Bella Day 22

As you can see I am using some of my time to release some creative energy. My husband thinks I am a silly mess. I have been creating different headers for all the different seasons on powerpoint...too much fun!

Isabella is being her stable self today. All her vitals look to be about where they should be in range. They have started giving her hydrocortizone again. Her blood pressure was getting a little low on the diastolic side and her urine output has gone down from yesterday. Pediatric surgery came by to look at her belly and said that it is looking as they would expect. They had removed the gauze this morning to let it breath, Dr. Smith was pleased with the results of doing that. Bella is still pretty swollen; we did some reading today and seems that it could last about another three days. She is definitely more active today in swinging her little arms and feet around, so we are hoping this will help to get some of the fluid out of her tissue as well. Overall she is doing good, praise God!

I wanted to thank Erin Powell for coming to see us yesterday afternoon. We had a very nice visit and I probably gave her too much information about all my after pregnancy stuff than she wanted to hear. I really appreciate her listening to me. I absolutely adore my husband, but there are certain womanly things that I know he doesn't care to hear me gripe about. Not only that, he has discovered all his favorite shows online and is absorbed in watching them when we are not with our baby girl. Which can be nice for me because I get quiet time. Oh except for when he lets out his huge gasping roar of a laugh and clinches his fists together...come on, most of you can picture it now.

Ephesians 3:14-21
A Prayer for the Ephesians
14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen

3 comments:

Parker's mom said...

Machel,
Do whatever it takes to get you through! If powerpoint does it then do it! And I must say, your family photo is BEAUTIFUL! One I am sure you will cherish forever. I am glad Bella is doing well...boring days are the best in the NICU! To admit one of my more blonder moments, I didn't realize you guys live in Tx! And you are SO far from home and family! Please don't hesitate to call or email if you need anything! mallen_08825@yahoo.com
Much love and prayers,
Mere, Parker and family

lauren said...

Hooray for another stable day!
One micro-preemie step at a time, right?

Jodi said...

Sometimes it helps to tell pregnancy stories or stories about when your baby was born. I've told them over and over and over to anyone who will listen. Boring days truly are the best. Actually, after the past 1.5 years, I could go for boring for the rest of my life. :)