Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Check Me Out


Happy Wednesday everybody!! I hope you had a good day. I did. The doctors came by this morning and were talking about how pleased they were to see me doing soo much better. How much better you ask. Well, the pneumatosis is no longer there which is really good. Then they ran a blood test called a CRP (stands for C-Reactive Protein). Anyway, the test is to show the doctors if there is any inflamation going on in my body. My levels on Friday were 4.9 and today they were around 2.2. This means that the medicine is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing. So I have to keep taking my medicine for a few more days and the nurses will continue to give me fluids through an IV for another 5 days or so. After that, they will slowly start feeding me milk again. I can't wait. I really miss that stuff and have been laying not-so-subtle hints to daddy that I am wanting to try feeding from a bottle (ie I am suckling a lot). Thank you all for your prayers. I can feel them working!!

On top of having like the best nurses EVER, I have people come visit me all the time. Like yesterday, Poppy came and spent a couple hours with me. One thing we have in common is our love for naps. So we took a nap together. Now, you really are not supposed to take naps with me while you are holding me but the nurses said that they were watching us closely and it was too cute to interupt. I guess both Poppy and I had our mouths completely open, perfectly content. Poppy says I have some serious nap potential which I guess is a good thing.

Both my mimis (McHugh and Cameron) come by everyday. And daddy, well he comes by twice a day. Once early in the morning and then again right after work. He brought me a present the other day. His name is Ribbit and he is a stuffed frog from a place called Build-A-Bear. Ribbit was the first gift he ever gave mommy and daddy says she hardly ever slept with him. I love Ribbit soo much and can't wait to sleep with him when I get older.

You probably are wondering how big I am. Well, even though they aren't feeding me milk, I weighed 3lbs 11oz tonight. Once they start feeding me the good stuff, I plan on smashing right past the 4lb mark. Daddy says we just need to keep heading in this direction and that I am not allowed to scare him like that anymore....Ha! Like it was my fault.

Anyway, thank you for following my blog and please keep up with the prayers. You all are AWESOME!! I am gonna go practice my napping. Love you all, Lily

10 comments:

  1. LILLY,
    THAT IS SO AMAZING THAT YOUR DOING SO GREAT. I AM TRULY HAPPY. YOU ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL AND YOU LOOK GREAT KEEP IT UP BABYGIRL AND YOU WILL BE HOME IN YOUR CRIB BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. I TELL YOU WHAT YOU HAVE SOME PRETTY AWESOME MIMIS AND A WONDERFUL POPPY IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU GUYS ARE NAPPING JUST GREAT LOL....YOUR DADDY IS AN AWESOME FATHER AS WELL AND HE IS ALSO IN MY PRAYERS. I WILL LET YOU GET BACK TO PRACTICING YOUR NAPS TAKE CARE AND GET BETTER BABY GIRL

    SHANNON

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  2. Lily, you are precious, just like your mama.
    Sean, fantastic job with the blog. I look forward to each update and picture! They make me smile (and tonight, I even laughed out loud!)
    Praise God for Lily's progress...and for her sweet family.

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  3. What a beautiful girl! Just like your mommy:) You keep getting bigger and stronger so that your daddy can bring you home, and we can meet you!!!

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  4. Lily, Oh my goodness are you the cutest thing ever. You look just like your Mommy in this picture. I knew you would. Daddy is going to have his hands full when you grow up. I can't wait to get my hands on you. I love you Lily. Have some good naps today and make sure you let me know when I can visit. Love, Juli

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  5. YAY For Lily!! You keep up the good work keep growing strong...your Daddy needs you. We are all praying for you here in CALI

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  6. Lily,
    What a amazing little girl you are! We love to watch you progress so beautifully. You are already so mighty! We keep those prayers coming for you and your daddy! What amazing love surrounds you little one...it is so powerful and so good.
    Love to you and your daddy~
    Erin, Chad, and Catherine

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  7. You cutie! What a treat to visit with your daddy and mimi and all your wonderful family. Everybody is sooooooooo excited for you to come home and play with them, especially Ella, Connor, and Gwen! I joined in your mommy's Celebration, but couldn't get over to see you because you needed a little space those days. That means I'll get to see you in the spring or when I return to visit you.

    Do you know what a wonderful family you have? They all love you with all their hearts. Cameron Carey and Willy McMinn are my presoius children and they both traveled form California to see you and your family. Amanda Griffin and Patrick Cameron traveled from Arkansas and Sherrill Garland traveled from Texas. They are your big cousins and they have a whole slew of little cousins waiting for you to play with them. Your Aunties Libby and Nina and Uncle Ronnie also traveled form Little Rock. Get on your traveling shoes as soon as you can. We're waiting! But you know what *** Jesus loves you most of all . xoxo Auntie Amanda

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  8. Lily,

    You are so amazingly beautiful like your mommy! And WOW is daddy taking care of you! I just love that my mommy and your mommy are in heaven together looking down at both of us and watching after us. How cool to have our very own guardian angels! I haven't gotten to meet you yet, but daddy says I can come next week. I am so excited to meet you and hold you! I love you Lily!

    Love,
    Auntie Meggie

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  9. Hi Lily!

    Your update today made us smile. Jessica says you look just like your mommy. She said you look like you're getting ready to sing a song, and your mommy loved to do that in the classroom, in the hallway, everywhere!

    Jessica would like to be added to that babysitting list your daddy has. It will be a few years before she's old enough to watch you, but she wants to tell you all about your mommy and how much she loved her. She says she has some really funny stories to tell you! She hopes she can meet you soon.

    Keep up the good work. You and your family are always in our prayers.

    Sandy, Clyde, Jessica and Austin

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