Wednesday, January 7, 2009

CONGRATS ON 4 LBS

Abby reached four pounds today. YEAH!!! It was such a good day with her, especially after me having "one of those nights" last night and having to go to the doctor today (yeah for well woman exams -- hopefully, I will not have to do any more exams, poking, and prodding for at least a year - kind of tired of them after the year John and I have had trying to start a family).

I got to give Abby a bath all by myself today - kind of scary. I am sure I could have ended up asking for help, and someone got it ready for me and was in the room changing out her bed.... I was planning to wait for John, but we needed to do the bath before her 5:00 cares. She tolerated it really well. We didn't have to adjust her oxygen, and she stayed pretty calm. I was nervous I would end up having her slip out of my hand as I did what John and I did together last time.

Other than her weight gain, there is not much to report. We love being in the private room. It is nice to be able to watch a little TV while we sit with her. She continues to become more alert. Yesterday she ate 26cc out of her 35cc feeding with the nurse - before I got there. Today she got to try the bottle three times, but didn't get as much as yesterday. However, it was kind of funny when I got to try on time number three today: She ended up not really being interested - so we stopped; but we were all surprised when she had actually drunken 5cc. Good Job Abigail!!

Modeling one of her new outfits from Saturday's shower










Look what we did for Family Home Evening this week -- Abby won't be using her new room right away, but we have been working on getting it finished before she comes home.


8 comments:

3in3mom said...

yeah! She is darling in the outfit! I love the little flower on the bottom!

She is growing up so big! You'll get the hang of the bath thing soon and will wonder when she was so tiny!

Much love, the Leamans

The Bells said...

she looks so cute in her new litle outfit! And she's growing up! I really enjoyed both of your testimonies on Sunday!

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

Her room looks great! Yea for 4 lbs! That's how big I was when I was born!

Stephen and Erin said...

4lbs and bottle feeding!! Thats awesome! Way to go Abby!! We are so excited for you guys!

shelly said...

Oh she is so cute Kim she is getting cutter and cuter what a little precious babe! I can't wait to see her. I think i would be scared to give a bath to such a tiny baby, you are doing an amazing job!

Brittney Blount said...

Yeah! Congrats. She has doubled her birth weight! Kendal had those same onsies. It's crazy how fast they grow! Enjoy every minute!

Kristy said...

Oh Kim! I totally missed your shower! Life has been so crazy here. Maybe I'll find some time next week to post what we've been up to on my blog. But I'm glad to hear that things are going well for Abby. Please email me and let me know if there is anything that you would like or that you didn't get from your shower that you could use. Love you tons!

Susan said...

I love the blue and brown so cute, you must post pictures of everything when its finished