Friday, November 14, 2008

My Feisty Little Italian

Littlest Disney Fan

Tiny Little Feet

So great feeling her take my finger.

So, I know that the hards times are coming, but I have had a great last couple of days. Abby is doing such a super job!! We have so much fun going to visit her. Today she kept moving her head from where the nurse was putting it (trying to help its shaping). It was always in my direction, and the nurse said it could be because she was hearing my voice. It could also be because she likes that side, but her eyes were open through most of it -- and I like to feel like she just likes her mommy.

Yesterday's nurse said she was a feisty little one - as a compliment. I am glad, because I think I it is helping her do well. Her daddy's Italian blood is coming through. We have had so much fun with her during our last few visits. It is almost like playing with her. It is so fun to watch her with her eyes open - they keep opening wider and wider. As a biased new mommy, she is just so cute. I get more and more excited for when we get to start "Kangaroo Care" -- pretty much holding her.

Her counts continue to be good, and they have started to decrease the humidity in her incu-bed (not sure what you officially call it). Today she also graduated from the sunbathing for her jaundice. It is great to always be able to see her face. Preemies commonly have a heart murmur, but they still can't find one on Abby. She also continues to mostly receive room air through her ventilator.

I don't know if the Lord is keeping me in a little bubble and preparing me for some hard times, but I just feel so very blessed. People keep asking what John and I need, but we are so great right now. However, I keep reminding myself this could easily change and probably will.... Thank you all for the continued thoughts and prayers. They are helping....


3in3mom said...

Kim, you are so blessed. I told my little Hannah about Abby and she is so thrilled for you. She has a little cousin named Abby and loved to baby her. I look forward to the day that Hannah can hold your little Abby too.

Such a little fighter. So glad to hear it! Keep loving her. She's such a blessing to you and your family.

Tanya, Coy, & Kids said...

These are precious updates. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop. I know it's a super-difficult on your emotions, so we're praying for you and your dearest Abby Angel.

Love & Prayers! (ps, cute hat ;)

shelly said...

Kim she looks so good!! That is so wonderful about her progress were so happy for her and she is so precious, baby's are so sweet and wonderful! Thank you for sharing the pictures she is darling.

Katie said...

I love the picture with her wearing the Mickey Ears!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you did a blog! She looks so sweet Kim! I am thrilled to hear Abby and you and John are doing so well. Congrats on being a mommy! You and your little family will continue to be in my prayers.

Brittney Blount said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Let us know if you ever need us to bring you dinner over. I usually make a lot. I know what you mean about having interacting with Abby. We could just watch Kendal and smile and laugh. Today we were watching her hold her paci and were so proud!

Nichelle said...

Hey Kim! Your little Abby is absolutely beautiful. You and John are very blessed. I want to keep updated on her progress so here is my email

Hope all is well with my catcher and her family!

Your pitcher,

Cheryl said...

I saw pictures of sweet little Abby at school and was glad to hear that you have a blog. Abby is so precious and I loved seeing more pictures and all the updates. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.