Monday, June 21, 2010

Two months, oxygen free, and milk guzzling babies

Today June Claire turns TWO MONTHS old! I cannot believe it's been two months. This time two months ago (9 AM) I was laying in a hospital bed at Florida Hospital at Celebration trying not to bawl my eyes out and trying to process that I had just given birth at 27 weeks 3 hours earlier.

June Claire, in two months you have come SO far! On April 21, you were on 100% oxygen. You were 2 pounds 6 ounces (lost down to 1 pound 15 ounces within a couple of days) and 12 inches long. You were fighting very hard for your life, and we were preparing for the possibility that Jesus might call you home. We could not even touch you because your skin was so underdeveloped. You had no eyelashes, no eyebrows, your fingers and ears and nose were not fully developed (neither were your lungs or other organs)and your eyes were still shut but you DID have a head FULL of black hair. Why on earth you felt the need to make all that hair before you made, I don't know....LUNGS, we will never know. :) Today, on June 21, you are 4 pounds 15 ounces, 15.75 inches long, you are OFF OXYGEN (praise the Lord!), you are taking two bottles per day (you don't quite take the whole bottle yet -- but you DID take all but 7 mL's last night for me!) and on Saturday you went into the bouncy chair and loved it! You are getting to be more and more alert as the days pass by. I noticed last night that you are only 2 ounces shy of what your big sister Sara Faith was when we brought her home from the hospital -- but while she was a long string bean, you definitely have little rolls already. And you have the chubbiest little cheeks. I am so in love with you!

I am so very thankful that God chose us to be your parents. I'm even thankful for the way that you came into this world. You have changed all of our lives for the better. You have taught us there is more to life on earth than superficial things.

I'm praying with my whole heart that by the time I make your three month birthday post, we are at home in Alabama, snuggling in our big bed with your daddy, your sister, and our sweet dog Delaney. She is going to love you!

-- I also wanted to update ya'll on baby Hadlei. She took 48 mL's of her mama's milk last night and digested all but 1.1 mL! That is WONDERFUL news! I'm sure it was just what her mama needed to hear, after all the bad news this past three weeks. Nothing will make you feel as good as seeing your baby eat and knowing that you provided it for her. Britni and I talk often about the day we bring these girls home and how big of a party (loaded with antibacterial hand soap, of course!) we are going to throw so our families can meet them. I hope that Hadlei and June will not only be cousins, but be great friends like their mamas are. :)

Britni sent me the cutest picture of Hadlei to upload with this post, but my phone is being a retard and I can't get it sent to my e-mail account. Sorry. :(

1 comment:

HappyascanB said...

Miss June Claire is a miracle baby, no doubt! Happy 2 Month Birthday to her! I pray y'all are home soon, too!