Sunday, December 5, 2010

Exciting News!!!

I am so happy to announce that Jadyn is doing so good! It was hard when she wasn't able to come home on her due date. I had to find a whole new level of patience. 

Yesterday we started a trial run of feeding her according to her own schedule instead of feeding her every 3 hours whether she was awake or not (through her tube). The only condition to pass this test was that she has to wake up and take everything my mouth - no feeding tube. I knew she could do it and was really pushing for them to give her this chance.
She has done amazing so far and this is a huge and final step in her coming home!!!
If she keeps this up she is most likely coming home in just a few days!!! We hope! I don't even dare write that in fear that she won't but I believe that she is ready. Can't wait for the day when I can pack her up in her car seat and make that trip home... finally! She also was able to get off her oxygen today which is a huge accomplishment. Hopefully she keeps it up!

She is a little over 9 weeks old and I can't believe how big she is. Last night when they weighed her she weighed 8 lbs and 4 oz. Can you believe that?? Granted a lot of that is fluid but it's so crazy how fast they grow. She used to just be a tiny thing only 4 lbs not too long ago.


6 comments:

Felicia said...

Oh Kimmy! I cannot get over how beautiful she is. I can't wait to meet her in person. Thanks for updating. I'm always checking. You've been in my prayers. My experience was only a tiny tiny sliver of what you've experienced, but I can somewhat sympathies about going home and getting out of that hospital. We went through the same thing with Amelia. You'll be home soon enough with that sweet little thing. Love you. Keep you chin up!

Kara said...

I am so happy to hear this that I can't control my tears right now! I have been anxiously waiting to hear that you'll get to take her home soon- I know your Mom has been talking about it too. I can't imagine how long these past few months have been for you. You've been so strong through it all and it sounds like you are a fighter for Jadyn too. You have faith in her and it's a good think you push the DR's to give her a chance. Good luck with the feedings and everything else and I hope you're on your way home soon! Love ya!

clarkfamblog said...

She's absolutely beautiful Kim!! I'm keeping you guys in my prayers! This has been quite the journey, but you have proven faithful as a mother and father. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Hooray!

Justin and Amy said...

Yeah! I am so happy to hear that she is doing well. She is so cute and she is changing and growing so fast. I cant wait for you to take her home. You are such a good mom Kim and I admire your patience. I look up to you in so many ways! Love ya and miss ya. Thanks for the update. I love to hear how things are going. Good luck with everything. Keep us posted

James and Katrina said...

Glad to hear the news of her progress! We appreciate you posting updates on your blog. We will continue to pray for you all.

Kyle and Amy said...

HI Kim- Kyle and I are at Kim Gardners house and we were just talking about you and your adorable little girl. Im so glad she is doing so well!