Sunday, November 17, 2013

A quick update!

Charlotte is doing well.  She is now a member of the 5+lb club!  She is still in the hospital (NICU), but the Doctors and nurses are very encouraging.


The kids surprised me on my birthday, with the privilege of holding her for the first time!  Yes, I was the first person, other then mommy and daddy, to hold her!  My heart was singing!!



She is eating well, and growing so fast.  About and hour after we left, the Doctor pulled her feeding tube.  She is nursing on her own, and doing great.  Obviously, she is over 5lb now!!


Look at those bright eyes...I wonder what color they will eventually become? 



We just can't seem to get close enough!   Huddled knee to knee to get our faces closer to hers.  She has had a couple of setbacks this week....decelerating heart rates.  Each time this happens, the going home clock is turned back 7 days.  Her original due date is Nov. 25, so we are praying that she will not have any more episodes, and that she will be home for Thanksgiving (Nov. 28).

Thanks to all who have kept her in your thoughts and prayers.  We are almost there!  Please, don't stop.  We will be up there for Thanksgiving, I hope I will see her in her own bed!  Again, thank you for caring.

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14 comments:

Sarah Lizzie said...

Such a wonderful birthday present for you to hold your little Charlotte!! Sending thoughts and prayers heavenwards that she will continue to thrive, with no hiccups; and be able to go home with her mummy and daddy for Thanksgiving!! What a Thanksgiving celebration that will be!!

Patchwork and Play said...

How wonderful that you got to hold sweet Charlotte on your birthday- the best present ever, I expect! Prayers for her from down under.....

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

What a wonderful birthday gift! She is a sweetie! Will say a quick prayer for Charlotte that she will do well this week and be at home on Thanksgiving!

Sewing Mom said...

Awe...how amazing...and so precious! What a great birthday treat...and praying she will be home at the perfect time!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Seems like the perfect birthday gift to me! 5 pounds is a major milestone for Charlotte! Thoughts and prayers to you all!

made by ChrissieD said...

Charlotte is beautiful Vicki and a belated happy birthday to you! Sending you lots of positive thoughts and hoping for more good news by Thanksgiving :D

Carla said...

How wonderful for you to hold that wee miracle! We will continue to pray. Blessings on you.

crazyquilter said...

All things considered Charlotte is making wonderful progress.
So thrilled for you that you got to hold this dear little child.
She is looking so good, so I do hope for you and family she can come home real soon.
Thanks for the update.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Awww, what a cutie! Keeping the prayers coming.

Lorna McMahon said...

You and yours, especially Charlotte.... Are in my prayers daily, Vicki. Thanks for sharing pictures of your special day with us!

Needled Mom said...

Grr....those pesky decels!! I hope that she will be able to get home for a glorious Thanksgiving for all.

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a wonderful present for you. Speaking from a grandmother with a Charlotte of my own, it is a strong name for a strong little girl, as your own Charlotte will be as well. Prayers and hugs.

CitricSugar said...

Really wonderful to hear she's doing well! My continued prayers for her health and happiness!

Vicki Posten said...

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