Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hannah's visitors

So Hannah gained another ounce last night. She is now up to 5 lbs 2 oz. They started weaning her out of her isolette last yesterday. The isolette provides heat and lets her grow without using too many calories to stay warm. They turned her isolette down too much at once and she got really tired from using her energy to stay warm. So they had to turn it back up just a little bit. Once she gets into an open crib she should be ready to come home in a day or so. They make sure that she still has enough energy to eat and grow and then Hannah can come home. I'm really praying that she can come home Saturday or Sunday. I miss her so much. I knew it would be hard but I didn't realize how hard. I'm glad that I have God to protect her and take care of her while we are separated. It is so comforting to let God be in control and be able to trust in Him.

Hannah has had lots of visitors to say hi and see how she was doing.

Luke, Robin and Josiah Boyd

Cousin Catie, Aunt Jennifer, Cousin Michelle and Mommy


Sarah, Cousin Brittany, and Uncle Kevin


Grandpop

Grandpop

Uncle Kevin

Grandmom

Nana

6 comments:

Megan said...

I WANNA COME VISIT!!!

SJ said...

Oh sad :(:( I didn't get a picture and I was there early :(

Glad she is doing better!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited to see her again!

Becca Sports said...

I wish I could come visit. :(

jenylu said...

What a little cutie. I'm glad you 'splained the isolette vs. crib concept because I never really caught onto that before and just pretended I understood what was significant about her sleeping in an open crib!:)

Looking forward to Hannah's homecoming! :)

Mysti said...

I love how your NICU allows so many in! Ours doesn't allow anyone under 13 unless they are a sibling and only for 15-30 minutes at a time. Some nurses are better with the time restrictions than others.

I thank God that Hannah is coming home so soon! What a wonderful and joyous event. Take all that you have learned being on the other side and apply that to what you do. Your work in the NICU is amazingly important.

God Bless you and yours.

Anonymous said...

We love you Hannah! and loved seeing you come home today (Sunday!yeh!) I hope that you get to sleep some now and can just reach out and feed your little one Sarah, instead of having to drive so far . . . Love and lots of kisses from Nana and "POP POP" (in Bekah language!)