Today was another early morning. I didn't get much sleep last night. Sleep actually didn't seem like an option at 1am, but exhaustion finally kicked in. I kept the TV going to drown out all the sounds outside the room. The nurses put a sign on the door asking for family rest time; yet with nurses and plenty of other families, that is hard to fulfill. Once 3:30am hit, I was wide awake and just kept thinking about my baby girl and talking with God; channelling as much positive energy as possible down to the floor below us. After an hour and a half of trying to relax in bed and calm my nerves, I decided to start my pumping for the day. I have been very fortunate this morning in those efforts. I packed the first round into 3 syringes, poked Daddy and we slowly walked down the hall half asleep in anticipation of what had happened during the nights (what seemed to be) long hours. Colleen was still on duty and she gave us another good bill of health from the evening. She even mentioned that Isabella's "princess" attitude kicked in when she wet her padding and held her little bottom up in the air on her own as if to say "get this wet thing off of me, eeewwweee!" We watched her do some suction on her lungs and get them clear in order for Bella to get better oxygen flow. All her other vitals were stable and indicating that she will be blessed with another good day.
She has made it through 36 beautiful hours...she is half way through the critical period, praise God! We have taken several pictures of Bella in her cozy little home. Our intention is to get those posted by this afternoon. The doctors here continue to be amazing and are letting me stay another night so we can stay close to our precious angel. We love you all!