Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I know we haven't been posting much... but there's not much to report. Sleeping beauty doesn't do much but... sleep. We went to the doctor yesterday to check her weight and she gained 9 ounces since last week. She passed her birth weight and is now at 6 lbs 9 ounces. The doctor was very happy with that. Ripley is still doing great in every other way too. The doctor took off the steri-strips on her belly and the scar looks great. I wish Dr. Kim did my surgery! Someday you probably won't even notice it. Hopefully we will post some new pictures soon... if she ever wakes up to get some good ones!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
I just talked with the doctor and he said unless something crazy happens today, he will discharge her tomorrow. Woo hoo! He's actually working on discharge papers right now so they are ready. We are so blessed that things worked out this well. This hospital has never seen a baby with an omphalocele go home this quickly. Our girl is a miracle and hopefully she continues to do so well.
Ripley gained a small amount of weight... but they want her to gain two days in a row before she can go home. So... let's pray she gains again today. That's all that's keeping her here. We heard yesterday that the results of the genetic testing they did after she was born was completely normal. She's doing great and hopefully will be home to meet big brother Dylan tomorrow.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
No news yet today. She didn't gain any weight in fact she lost a small amount. She continues to eat well and do that other thing that goes along with eating. We'd love to take her home before the bad weather hits tonight, but it isn't look like today will be the day. Grandma's flight home got cancelled so at least Dylan has someone to play with for another day.
At least she's warm and cozy in Momma's arms.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Not much to report today. Our little peanut slept alot and I guess that's a good thing. She lost a small amount of weight since yesterday and now we are doubtful that she will come home tomorrow.... but anything is possible. Her weight is the only thing keeping her there. Let's hope she eats alot tonight. We need our girl home. We finally stocked up on diapers and wipes and Scott is putting together all the baby gadgets. We're ready!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Ripley is still doing great!
She continues to gain weight and has started breast feeding today. Dr. Kim has given the surgery go ahead to go home. Now we wait until Dr. Sysyn signs off. It's looking like possibly Thursday if she keeps feeding and putting on weight. As for the heart, one of the holes has closed up and the other went from 2mm to 1mm and should close as her heart grows.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Here is the link for the pictures of Ripley's surgery for those who wish to view it: