Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hello Daddy!

Yesterday was a good visit to the hospital. It was Ammon's first time holding Sharon, & it was so exciting! He is such a good papa! He was kind of scared because she is just so tiny, but I think he was able to get over than after holding her. It looks like the weird bacteria has disappeared. We will know for sure today as this is the last day of the culture, so we are hoping it is gone so we don't have to wear the gowns, masks and gloves anymore. Shari's belly button scab fell off, so now we can see her cute little belly button. She lost 5 grams yesterday, but is still at 895, which is right at two pounds. The echocardiogram showed that the vein in her heart is still open but is small to moderate size. We are hoping it will still close on its own, and the doctors are keeping an eye on it for the next few days. She was doing really well. They are going to be slowly increasing the amount of milk she gets after every third feeding. She is pooping well on her own, and actually filled her pants just before we left yesterday. Good girl! We love our tiny baby & thank you for all your prayers on her behalf! We know that those prayers have been heard as she has been doing so well!

7 comments:

Alena said...

Hi Caitlin! I'm so glad to hear Sharon is doing well. What a fighter. She (and her parents too) are in my prayers. I can't believe you're still doing the family letter in the middle of all this! I posted some new pictures recently; would the one with me in front of the windmill work? I think if you click on it, a big version pops up. Let me know if you're able to save that one, if not I'll email you.

Much love,
Alena

Randi said...

That is so great Caillin! That's nice that daddy got to hold her. Thank you for keeping us all so updated. We keep little Sharon in our prayers and will continue to do so. We love you guys!!

Rachel said...

That is great news!

Morgan said...

2 pounds! She's becoming a heavy-weight! JK I can't get over how tiny she is! Glad she is doing well!

Anonymous said...

Guys, Thanks so much for the update. Ammon, looking good. Sounds like everyday little miracles happens. You are all so wonderful. Sounds like her system is working as it should. Hey, do you get to change the diapers. I bet they are "sooo small." Our prayers will continue to be with you and we to are prayer that her vein will close on its own. Love to all MOM W

David said...

Ammon & Caitlin: Amy and I are praying for you both and your beautiful little girl. She's a miracle and a blessing. Praise the Lord she's doing so well. Thank you so much for the blog updates. David McInnis, Edgewood, NM

Hazel said...

Love the picture of Ammon and Sharon. So Sweet. A Great Day! Thanks for sharing.