Monday, November 10, 2008
Daddy taking her temperature
Opening her eyes when she heard her daddy's voice
Sunbathing for her jaundice -- posing for us like a model
I thought that the last few months taught me to be grateful for the little things -- the miscarriages of my friends and I, family illnesses and death... but I must not have learned enough....
The smallest things will be so HUGE for Abby now. We were very excited today because she pooped for the very first time, and I got to change her. The nurse wasn't concerned about it because she has not eaten anything to make her poop. She was showing me how to do my first diaper changing -- and we were all surprised and excited when we opened up the diaper and found it.
We will be up to see her again today, but we got to spend some quality time with her today. They let us help with her stat checks. John got to take her temperature, and I got to change her diaper. They also taught us how to "contain" her when she is getting distressed or over-stimulated (like after a stat check, but they have to be done). We put our hands on her feet and head and kind of hold her body close. It helps her feel like she is in the womb, and it is almost like holding her. I LOVED IT!!
She was sunbathing for jaundice when I first got up there, but we eventually got to see her whole face. She opened her eyes while her daddy was talking to her. It was so precious. John is already being such an amazing daddy!!.... It was so cute... when the cover was off her eyes, John was talking to her and she started opening her eyes the more he talked to her -- talk about wanting to cry from precious.
I still get emotional when I try talking to her when I am by myself, and I have random break downs over her -- but I am so grateful for the time we have had with her today.