Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well, today a snow and ice storm kept mom and dad from being able to come and see me. That was pretty sad but my mimi was able to come earlier in the day and deliver mommy's milk for my meals. She told me what was going on and even got to hold me for a little bit. My daddy calls my nurse all the time to get updates and I know he and mom would be here if they could.

So I have been really busy over the last couple of days. I have gained some weight and am tipping the scales at a whopping 2lbs 10oz. They have started adding calories to my food and it is supposed to help me grow and get stronger. Both my Mimi Cameron and Mimi McHugh got to hold me. And my Aunt Alison held me too. They are naturals and I love them soo much!

The doctors continue to be pleased with my progress and watch me pretty closely. The nurses are soo nice. The only problem that I have had so far is that I have what the doctors call apnea and bradycardia occurrences. This happens because I forget to breathe and my heart rate drops. This is normal for babies my age and they started giving me a little caffeine to stop them from happening. They just add it to my food. Daddy calls it "Lily's Latte". So far, this stuff is great and I really haven't had any more dips. My doctors and nurses say that most preemies stop having the brady stuff at about 33weeks so I have about 2 more weeks before these should be behind me.

Other than that, I am just hanging out in my crib (isolette). I rest a lot and when I am awake I look around to see what is going on. I love to smile when my parents talk to me and I can not wait to see them. The snow and ice need to go away. Well, stay tuned. Thank you for all your continued prayers. Love you!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl

I love to kangaroo with my Daddy. He makes me so happy. I know I am always safe in my Daddy's arms. I love you!

My Daddy is the best diaper changer in the whole wide world. Even though I am itty bitty and squirmy wormy he changes me like a pro. Thanks Daddy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

10 Days Old!

Hi everyone! Today I am 10 days old and enjoy sucking on my pacifier and checking out the world!

Fun Time With Mommy!

I love to hold hands with my Mommy!

Mommy and I love to kangaroo together. We could do this all day long.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mommy Goes Home!

Guess what! Mommy got to go home yesterday-1/19/09! She has been in the hospital for 55 days. She said that it was really strange to leave but it was so wonderful to see Tucker and be with Daddy in our home. Even though she isn't sleeping at the hospital anymore she will be here everyday to see me! I can't wait until I get to go home and be with Mommy, Daddy and Tucker. I know it will be here soon!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am one week old!

Today was my 1 week birthday (30 weeks and 2 days) and I hung out with mommy and daddy all day. I kangarooed with both of them for 2 hours each. We all love to do that. I smile so much and it makes mommy and daddy so happy. After I got my diaper changed and put on my cute little outfit mommy and daddy took a silly picture. Peek a boo! I am doing so well. I am eating 18 ml of mommy's yummy breastmilk each feeding and getting stronger by the minute!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

First Family Photo

Lily's First Blog

Lily Ann Carr was born in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio at 2:59pm on January 11, 2009, weighed 2lbs 6ounces and measured 14 1/2 inches. She is absolutely beautiful. Lily was born a bit early at 29wks 2days gestation but has been doing great. She was originally intibated to help her breathe but after 2 short hours she was breathing room air on her own and has been on room air ever since. This is great for such a young girl.

Lily was moved to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right after her birth and placed in her isolette(incubator). It is an amazing piece of machinery. Lily was connected to a number of sensors. Three sensors measure her heart rate, one measured her respiratory rate, another measures her blood oxygen level and the last sensor measured her temperature. Based on Lily's temp, the isolette will adjust its heat to achieve the ideal temperature for Lily. After two days, Lily was taken off of the temperature sensor and allowed to regulate her temp her self. Lily was taken off of the blood oxygen meter after only five days because she was doing so well.

Like most newborns, Lily lost a bit of weight at the beginning but began feeding at 29hours old. The doctors have slowly increased Lily's feeds and she is to the point where they no longer are supplementing her feeds with IV fluids.

The doctors have been very pleased with Lily's progress and she is now back to her birthweight. WooHoo! She was born a fighter -just like her mom- and all signs are looking positive.

Stay tuned for more!!