Friday, July 31, 2009


I thought I'd add a few more pictures now that things are settling down a bit. Anna really does look perfect; she's just so petite! They are working on weaning her off the IV, which has been supplying her extra glucose. As long as her blood sugar levels stay steady, she should have it out today or tomorrow. It's just nice to see some change and progress. She continues to eat well.

Her isolette...they moved her out of it yesterday into a regular bassinet

Being here in the NICU, I see a lot of other babies who are sick. Of course, I don't know the details of their condition, but judging from their size, number of cords attached, and how often their alarms go off, it's obvious that they are quite sick. I realize how lucky we are that Anna is so healthy, with no fear of long-term problems. It's heartbreaking to see new parents come in and not know if their child will be okay. I've never been so appreciative of good health.

I'll work on getting better pictures of Anna, but she's always so bundled up!


Heather said...

Totally hear you. I remember being so grateful for Annie's health while surrounded by many others in such need. I hated to see that iv in my baby, but it will be out soon. Anna will be eating on her own before you know it.

U Pesci Fet d'a Testa said...

She really is perfect looking! Perfectly proportioned with beautiful little features and a perfectly-shaped head full of hair! The miracle of a c-section, I guess!! Well done, Melanie! Congrats, you guys!! Can't wait to meet her!

Jamie said...

Love the name Anna. Glad to hear things are going well!

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