Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Due Date Andrea!

It's 4:30 a.m., and I'm wide awake. Today is Andrea's due date, and hopefully the day before we bring her home. As they say in the NICU/SCN, it's day of life 98. I have so much on my mind, I can't sleep. I have no new baby information since I posted last night, but I wanted to commemorate what should have been her birthday with a quick post. If I can add more later, I will.
I'm at the hospital now, and since we'll be here over night, I brought a laptop so I could stay connected to the world. Andrea has been getting fed on demand, as I mentioned yesterday. She gained 65 grams in 24 hours, making her 2365 grams, or 5 pounds, 3.4 ounces. This is despite being on a diuretic to prevent edema.
We're waiting for things to happen now. Andrea will be sent home with some prescriptions, for vitamins and the diuretic. We can't leave until we fill the prescriptions and bring them in for the nurse to instruct us in the administration. As of now, I still don't have the scripts! This is a lot of hurry up and wait!
More later, if anything happens worth blogging!
“Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.”


  1. And what a beautiful gift to give to the world...
    May God Bless you every day, in every way.

    Love susan_angela

  2. Thinking of you guys and hoping that all went well with your night of "rooming in with Andrea!" It can be pretty overwhelming but also so amazing and exciting going home with your baby for the first time, and with "accessories!" Know that you may have a lot of nervous feelings, but that you will do great! She is JUST LIKE any other baby, she just has extra stuff to help her along a bit...A great way to think about it. Hopefully this is VERY temporary and she will move on and continue to grow and thrive. You'll do wonderfully and really, before you know it, you won't even see or notice the oxygen and in pictures you'll be suprised to see it there. Funny how that happens!
    Know we are here if you have any questions or concerns about anything "accessory-wise". Feel free to contact us... We are so happy for you and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers!! Much love,
    Deb & Scott