Sunday, October 24, 2010

Three weeks down

About five more weeks in the NICU. Our baby girl seems to be getting so big :) She has had some big changes this past week...

Oct 18th she went from being naked all the time....

......to wearing clothes for the first time!!!
I love this picture! She is not awake very often but when she is I just want to squeeze her! I'm glad that I happened to capture it on camera. It was so weird to walk in her room that day and see her with clothes on. They were trying to wean her from her isolette.

Later that day she was moved from her first home in the isolette.. 


 ...to her big girl bed in an open crib!

She only lasted in the open crib for a day and a half until she got moved back into her isolette because she was borderline on keeping her temperature up. They decided that she was using all her calories trying to stay warm instead of growing. So for now she is back in the isolette but it was still a big step!

Other Accomplishments this week....
  • PIC line taken out
  • Advanced from high flow oxygen canula to regular oxygen canula
  • Oxygen weaned down to 3/4 L
  • On full feedings of 40 ml
  • Tube feeding moved from mouth to nose (NG tube) so she can learn to suck
  • Weight 4 lbs 12 oz.
  • Becoming a little more alert
  • All medications D/C'd

13 comments:

Kara said...

We just enjoyed a nice visit with your mom and dad. Your mom filled us in on Jadyn's progress and we're so happy to hear it. I have been getting things together to send you a package, but I need to get your new address from you or your mom. I'm trying to find things that you need and are practical- there's SOOOOO many cute girl things that I would love to buy, but I want to get you stuff you NEED! Hope you had a nice baby shower and got lots of cute stuff. Wish I could have come. I hope she continues to do well and you can get her home soon! Love you guys!

James and Katrina said...

Thanks for keeping us updated on your blog. WE pray for you and Jadyn everyday. WE are always anxious to hear how she is doing. Teresa filled us in on her progress from Paul's visit there. We are so happy for you!

Young Family said...

That's great! I am glad she is doing so good! I love seeing her cute little eyes. :)

Maria said...

I think she kind of looks like you (Kimberly) when you were a baby!

Matt and Lena said...

Yay Jadyn!! Keep it up!!

Felicia said...

That picture of with her eyes open is beautiful. Jadyn, you go girl! Keep it up! Love you Kimmy. Thanks for continuing to update. I'm always checking.

ronnieandjess said...

That is such good news...We wish everyone the best...Jessica

Teresa Mathews said...

Kim,
She's so cute!! Samantha and I are looking at her pics right now and she said, "Who's that baby?" I told her that is was baby Jaydn, Kimberly's baby, and she looked at me with a shocked face and said oh! She knows the name because she's been praying for baby Jaydn or "Kimberly's baby" every night in her personal and family prayers. She was very excited to put a face to the name.

Heather said...

That picture with her eyes open is absolutely precious. I am glad to hear she is progressing so well. Look forward to more pictures of you three! Love ya girl!

Jennifer said...

hey long lost cous! I was so glad to read your blog. I am glad that Jayden is progressing each day. Such good news!! She's a beautiful girl just like her mommy!!

The Sutera Family said...

She just gets cuter and cuter! She even is starting to get little cheeks, I love it. I am so happy she is doing well!

angerine said...

Just got all caught up on everything that's been going on with you and your sweet angel. She is so pretty and one tough little fighter. What a blessing these precious spirits are. Reading all you've been through just makes me cry and then run to my baby and kiss him and hold him. Keep celebrating all the little triumphs, they will keep you going when you feel overwhelmed. Love ya!

Kyle and Amy said...

She is so beautiful you guys! Sounds like some really great progress. Thanks for the updates were praying for you and little Jadyn.