Thursday, November 4, 2010


Even though I just did a post below from last week (i'm a little behind), I thought I'd give you all an update on Jadyn is doing this week. Good news or bad news our blog is a good way to keep everyone updated and a good way for me to document what she is going through.

This has been a rough week for Jadyn. They think that she may have some sort of virus or infection but have not been able to determine what exactly is going on. It started out as diarrhea and now 3 days later she is off her tube feedings, has two IV sites, is on antibiotics, and has a tube to empty her stomach. They have had to give her some blood also. They continue to do more tests on her and we are waiting for more results. She is starting to do a little bit better and we hope that she continues to get over this bump in the road. I can't wait to have my old Jadyn back. We always hear that it is a rollercoaster ride in the NICU but haven't experienced it until now. I feel like she just took 5 steps backwards. On top of all that I woke up with a very mild runny nose, so I will be spending my time at home until I know for sure that I am not sick. It is scary how easily little preemies can catch something. I am so paranoid. I hope I can visit her soon. It is so hard to be away from her.

Well that is my update for now. No pictures this week (look at my last post for the latest). We continue to pray for her and know she will be able to overcome this soon. It is crazy to think that she is already 5 weeks old today! Thanks for everyones continued prayers and support.

One month old/Halloween

On Oct 30th our sweet girl turned one month old. 

I always thought I would have cute professional newborn pictures taken, and then have some good pics at one month old also. Well things like that don't work out so well when your baby is in the NICU. So for now these pics will have to work. Its weird to think that when she was one month old I was only suppose to be 36 weeks pregnant.

She is starting to grow so much and is filling out. Check out these chubby cheeks.

Mom and Jadyn. (She looks big but is all blanket)
  • Jadyn accomplished something huge this week...On Oct 26th she started breastfeeding for the first time! We have been waiting for like 2 weeks for her to become alert enough to act like she was interested in trying to suck. That Tues she was awake enough for me to see if she would latch on. She did quickly and acted like a pro. Since she is so sleepy all the time, we were only able to practice a few more times that week. She falls asleep really fast and is trying to learn the art of how to suck and breathe and the same time.
The NICU takes pictures for free at Halloween time so we decided to get some done. I wasn't there when they did them but they were able to take her tubes out and just blow oxygen by her face.

Jadyn will probably hate us for getting these done. I thought she was going to be a cute princess, a fairy or even a bunny... but instead I think she looks a little like Hulk Hogan LOL! Ok... that is mean to say but I'm not the biggest fan of the costume they put on her. But I still think she is the cutest thing ever!!!

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