Monday, January 25, 2010

Bright Eyes

Oh. My. Goodness.  I am so glad Eric caught our baby girl with her eyes open!  We have been trying and trying to get one, but she always seems to close her eyes when I click the camera.  Thankfully, the last few days she has been more alert before it is time to eat, and she seems to stay awake for a little while after her feeding.  Anyway, he got this one today, and I LOVE it! :)

Seriously.  How sweet is that face?!

Here is the latest info about baby girl Jackson:
-She is now eating 23 ccs of milk at each feeding.  They are adding calories to it to help her gain, so hopefully she'll turn a corner soon and start packing on the pounds!  I wish it was as easy for her to gain as it is for her Mommy! :)
-Her breathing is about the same.  She is on 3 liters of Vapotherm, and it takes a while for babies her size to get used to it.  She loves laying on her belly (easier to breathe), but she's getting better at laying on her back.
-Addie is an all-around content baby!  We love just sitting in the NICU and looking at her.  We can't get enough of her! :)

Thank you all for continuing to pray for Addie and for us.  The past 10 days have been a major adjustment in our lives, but we are managing to figure things out finally.  We keep reminding ourselves that God is in control of this whole situation... resting in His hands makes life so much easier. :)


Pamela Johnson said...

LOVE that picture. She is beautiful! We continue to pray every day for sweet Addie and you guys!

Aunt Azzie said...

Sweet precious little one!!! Aunt Azzie is so excited to see those beautiful eyes! Praying for you sweet girl- and cant wait to hold you very very soon!!! ;0)
The blog is beautiful- tears are streaming down my face!

Anonymous said...

OMG......She looks like Eric!! Johnell, she is just the most precious baby and I am so happy that she continues to grow stronger every day. What a beautiful miracle. Love you guys so much! Mama Robbie

Corrie, Joe, & Macie said...

still praying and thinking about all of you. LOVE this sweet picture:)

dcraft said...

Look at those sweet eyes! I'm still praying for Addie as she progresses. Can't wait to see your next update!

Kyla said...

WOW! You are right, that is the best picture ever! I have so much love for this baby. She is beautiful, just like her Momma! I can't imagine how hard it is for you guys to be away from her. Keep your faith and know this is only a season. Soon she will be in your home, in your arms everyday! Love, Kyla

Hurricane Living said...

Amen to your last line! We are praying for sweet little Addie & for you guys! Logan was in the NICU for 25 days & boy was that a tough, faith-building time. Addie is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your journey so eloquently! God is good! Keep smiling & soaking up your sweet girl!
Karey Mize

Nonna said...

Oh sooo precious! I just love this pic of Addie's sweet face! Looking into those bright, beautiful, innocent eyes is truly a reminder that we're all resting in our Creator's hands! I love that little girl...and I love you! :)