5 weeks old
2 pounds, 2 ounces
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your love, support and generosity. We have been completely overwhelmed by the way that you all have come together as the body of Christ to love us, bless us and serve us. We are humbled–so humbled. We don’t deserve so much, and we don’t know how to say thank you. We eventually plan to get around to writing thank you notes, but for the time being, we want each of you to know how very grateful we are.
Thank you for praying for us, for our little girl. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and to ask us about how our family is doing. Thank you for your calls, texts, messages letting us know that you are thinking about our girls, and thank you for understanding when we don’t have time to respond. Thank you for your gifts, your generosity. Thank you for bringing us meals, for playing with Abi, for asking how you can help and for so much more. You all have ministered to us more than you know. You have reminded us of God’s constant provision and been a beautiful example of how the body of Christ is supposed to come together to support one another always. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Anamaria is doing so well! The nurses tell us all the time that she is the smartest little girl in the NICU. Everyone keeps saying, “She’s on CPAP already?” And right now, it’s looking like she is not going to want to be on CPAP for long! She is getting more and more stable on level 6 of CPAP, and the doctor is starting to talk about lowering her to 5 sometime in the next week. Her oxygen requirement has been getting lower and lower, and for the past couple of days she has been back around 21-22%, which means she’s not getting much extra oxygen at all. Everyone always says, “Don’t trust a preemie–take it one day at a time.” But we are thankful that Ana has been doing pretty well for a while, and seems to be making improvements each day. Today, Ana kept pulling out her CPAP–when I arrived at the hospital and took a peek in her isolette, she actually had it out of her nose–but she was still breathing great! Maybe this is her little way of showing us that she is almost ready to be off of it! She is still VERY small to be on a nasal cannula, which is what she would be on after CPAP, so she probably still has a while to go, but she’s taking great steps towards that! She is even pretty small to be on CPAP actually.
We got to hold Ana everyday this week, which was great. She is starting to be more alert when she first comes out of her isolette, and she looks around, and tries to look up at me for the first few minutes. It’s adorable and we love it!
We think she is going to look like her sister. What do you think??