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#61 of 90 Old 09-08-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Congratulations Jill and Welcome Baby Girl!!! I hope she's doing better today and you all get to be at home instead of the NICU very soon mama!!!

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congratulations my darling... Bridgette tried to call but we were out of range for the last 4 days! i'm so glad she's a good size and i'm sure she'll perk up in no time with her good mama's milk!! love you jill!!!

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Congrats!!! I can't believe we have babies already!!!!

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Congrats! I do hope Norah is fully recovered shortly. Best wishes!
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Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Norah Jane, and I hope you're out of that NICU and healthy snuggled in your mama's arms really really soon!

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Congrats! Hoping and praying that you're at home soon.
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Jill!! OH my goondess!! Congrats!! I can't wait to see her!! We are in Oregon now. Ughh I lost your number. Do you need anything? I have absolutely nothing but free time until we close on the house in October so please let me help you out!! : I miss you!!

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welcome to the world, norah jane!!! i hope you are back home, breathing easily and happily on your own.


congratulations, jill!!!! and hugs to you as you wait for that time of ease to come (which is hopefully already here)

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Congratulations! What a healthy weight your all in my thoughts :

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She's off the vent! They took her off yesterday and she is doing well. Still at a bit higher O2, and respirations are higher, but she's able to suck on her binky and TAKE A BOTTLE! The nurse last night let me do the first bottle. : AND she opened her sweet eyes and looked at mama and daddy for the first time. It was so sweet. Today, if her blood gases are good again, they may remove the umbilical line they have in her, and then I can hold her!

I'm up to 2oz per breast pumping at not even 4 days pp so we're doing really well as far as that goes. No formula for my girl!

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What great news! Yay for mama's milk!

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Congratulations on you baby girl! I am so glad to hear that she is off the vent. I had a baby in the NICU once, too, and I was so proud of every ounce I pumped for him while he was there. It really made a very positive difference for me, and I know it did for my son, too. Keep up the good work. You are such a good mama!!!!!

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Congratulations! It sounds like you two are doing great. :

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congratulations! sounds like everything is going well. glad you're able to pump and give her mama's milk

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Congratulations, Love the Name!

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Congratulations and i hope your little girl gets better and stronger our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!!!!
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AWSOME!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad to hear that things are going so well. I was waiting for the update. Great job mama with the milk and giving birth! :
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Congrats! I'm so glad she is doing well! : BTDT with NICU, so I know what you're going through. Such a great mama.

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Congrats! I hope things continue to improve for you and your little girl!

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Coming out of lurkdom to say congratulations!! : I'm glad to hear she's doing so well. Keep it up, little Norah!

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quickie update:

She's on the nasal cannula for now, has been since Friday. She's nursing, but tires VERY quickly, and is only able to take about 12cc from either breast or bottle (good news is she's an easy latcher!) She's still on oxygen and they are thinking of reducing her flow in the next few days, but very slowly as she's still really struggling. We thought we'd be able to go home today, but that's not going to happen. We'll be here for at least the rest of the week. God, it's so hard seeing my sweet baby hooked up to lines, not being able to eat. She's so alert though, bright eyes looking around all the time. And the smiles! She's a super smiley (and early!) baby. I think she's going to be really laid back, she hardly ever cries.

Anyways, things are progressing, just very slowly. Dh and I are so exhausted I can barely move, and the girls' are just fried. We miss home. I haven't even rested since I gave birth, not even one nap.

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I wish she could be going home with you right this minute! But it's good to hear she's latching well and getting stronger.
Please please take that nap -- you deserve it! Even if you can't sleep, just to close your eyes for a little while and take a few deep breaths.
You have been running an emotional marathon and you need a little rest when you can get it!
Fingers crossed that she's home in a few days!

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hugs jill! the nicu is tough...i hope your journey home is clse!!!

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another update: She's off of all air! It's so nice to see her breathing on her own. Here are some pics:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...se/Norah/nicu/

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She's adorable!!!
She has what I call "baby fluffy chick hair" -- all spiky and fluffy and soooo cute!!

I'm thrilled she's now breathing fine on her own -- keep up the good work little girl!!

Spiralshell -- Mama to David Nathaniel, born October 2009. And so you see I have come to doubt all that I once held as true. I stand alone without belief, the only truth I know is you.
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She's so beautiful!!!

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It's good to hear she is off all the oxygen and doing well on her own. It won't be too long now before she'll be in your home surrounded by people who love her!!

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What good updates, and such a beautiful girl! I hope you get home soon.

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