Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy One Month Old to Abby AND Abby Meets Santa!!

There has been lots going on.... There are lots of pictures and some updates.

Abby is weighing about 2lbs 11oz and has grown about an inch since birth. She loves to suck on her pacifier. She may have gotten another infection this week, but they have her on more antibiotics. This is pretty normal for babies her size. The poor thing ended up with an IV in her head because they could not get it in her arms or legs. (Monday was a rough day for Abby - partially due to all the poking.).... They tell me that she continues to do well for her age.

Today I got to hold her for nearly four hours. It is so much easier to hold her in my arms now that she has the CPAP. However, it stops us from the Kangaroo Care (Skin to Skin)....

It is hard to believe that she is already a month old.

This guy either was or is a nurse and has been volunteering as Santa for years. She got to be free from the CPAP for a couple of minutes.

Modeling the dress from Grandma Merrill

We put up some Christmas decorations in Abby's room

Doesn't this look like a proud and happy Daddy?

She has done some fun poses wearing this CPAP. Sometimes she has her hands up by her ears, and it looks like she is listening to music. She will even kick her feet out - and even up in the air occasionally. She gives us some good laughs at her cuteness.

Measuring up to the bear at four weeks on Sunday.

Sleeping on the new blanket Grandma Jones made. She has like eight blankets/sheets made just for her.

My little papoose (if that's how you spell it).


shelly said...

She looks so goreous in her cute Christmas dress what a sweet girl! That is so sweet she she was able to see Santa and I've got to say those Santa pictures are the cutest ever! I wish my kids would sit with Santa.

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

I'm so happy to hear she's continuting to do well!

Susan said...

I love the dress and the picture of Santa. We will be down for the Week of Christmas so I'll call you and see when a good time would be to see your little angel.

The McKinnon 4 said...

Oh how I remember the CPAP days. And I remember when Kadence got a visit from the same Santa when she was in there! It looks like she is doing wonderful!

Melanie said...

Hey Kim! Your mom ran into my mom at Deseret Book the other day that's how I got your blog address. You have a beautiful baby girl! I want to just give you a huge hug! I'm glad Abby is doing so well. She must be a very special little girl to already have the trials she does. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family. I'm sure things will continue to improve everyday. Our first baby was six week early and is the NICU also, so I can relate to your emotions somewhat. It is a hard thing to watch your child go through. I know angels watch over little children though! It's so good to see all of your pictures! I'll keep in touch!

Love, Melanie Gibson (Thurber)

Susan said...

Kim, I havent forgotten about you!! I know you called and I'm waiting to call you back. Life has been busy this week with tests and getting ready for our ward christmas party, so hang in there I'm calling soon!!

Tana said...

I keep posting comments and then not seeing them. You'll probably find a whole bunch of them...Anyway..Thanks for sharing this with me. It is so awesome becoming a parent anyway. But to hear of your/Abby's story is a miracle. Congratulations.

Brittney Blount said...

Oh my heck. I can't believe got that dress on her. Sooo sweet! Congrats on 1 month. She is a miracle!