Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Very Quick Update!

I'm on my way out the door to the hospital. It's 3:30 in the morning and nearly time for Abby's next feeding. The grandparents, Patrick and I are taking turns, so there is someone always there for her feeding times, which are every four hours right now. Abby is continuing to amaze nurses, doctors, and Us! She is only being monitored right now. Nothing is "helping" her at all. She is working on holding her own temperature and eating. That is all she has left to do! The doctors and nurses are saying she will probably be coming home early next week. I'm very sorry for the lack of pictures lately. We've just been so busy and I've been SO exhausted. I cannot tell you what your prayers have meant to us! Please continue to pray that Abby gains weight, so we can bring our little one home with us! To settle a few questions as quickly as I can:

Hair is dark blonde with light blonde highlights in it, it is not red. :)
Eyes are currently brown, but getting lighter and lighter every day.
She was 16.5 inches long at birth.
She was 3 pounds 5 ounces at birth.
She lost to 3 pounds 1 ounce.
She has gained back to 3 pounds 2 ounces.
She loves to eat, but nursing is not going very well. So, I am pumping milk for her and still trying to nurse her when I can. This is a prayer request.
Her newest nickname is Mighty Mouse. Because she is so tiny and so strong.
All of her nurses call her "feisty" and "little firecracker."
She is the most beautiful little girl I've ever seen in my life!

I know you aren't here for my update though, so Here's the pictures!









Emily Simmons said...

The one with the lamb and paci is my FAVORITE!!!!

Misty V said...

She is so perfect!!! Sweet girl!!! :) Thanks for the pictures! Get some rest!

Holly said...

Wow. Her hands wrapped around your finger....incredible.

We're praying for your mighty mouse!

Kelli said...

Wow! She is so tiny, and so adorable!! Congrats! I'm so glad she is doing well!

Michelle Martin said...

Angie, She's beautiful! Congratulations! It brings back so many memories. Lilliana was almost exactly that size. She is so close to coming home. Robert and I are still praying.