Monday, January 4, 2010

It won't be like this for long...

Today we got a call from Abby's doctor explaining that the newborn screening test done before every baby leaves the hospital, showed one of her test levels high and they needed us to come in then go to the hospital to have some labs drawn. So we went the office, they tried to make us feel better, stating that she was doing so well that it could be a bad collection, made me feel a little better. But then they weighed her and she was 5lbs 10 oz, then I really felt better. I'm not sure the name of the test and the condition, but it had something to do with enzymes that break food down and because of her continued weigh gain they weren't too concerned. We went to hospital, had the test drawn, she is such a trooper and headed home to wait for results....

The only test that came back today was the one that would be elevated if it was bad and it was ...
Thank you Lord.

Here are a few pictures of the last couple of days and I have to tell you, she is almost too long for most of her preemie outfits, I just can't believe it, it seems like just a bit ago, I was waiting for her to fit into them.
I've got her oxygen down to somewhere between the lowest level and off, I need your prayers, I worry so much about it that I'm checking her levels all day long, worried about her, tomorrow the oxygen rental company's nurse is coming out to the house and I can't wait to get her opinion, you would think that being a nurse, I would have this all under I think it makes it worse. Hopefully this time next week, we are done with it. I don't know if there will ever come a time that I don't worry for her but I hope that these days of being on pins and needles, worried about her getting sick, her oxygen levels and every other little thing don't last too long.

"It won't be like this for long
one day soon
we'll look back laughing at the week
we brought her home.
This phase is going to fly by,
So baby just hold on,
It won't be like this for long"
~ Darius Rucker


  1. That song makes me cry every time I hear it- esp. since I have two girls and they're not little babies anymore-no, it won't be like this for long so cherish every minute!! She's just precious!!

  2. wow she is adorable. praying for you and abby!

  3. Congratulations again on having your baby girl home, congratulations on the positive test results, and congratulations on the graduation to size NB!

    My prayers for you are "peach" and "calm in your heart". I agree with you that as a mom, you will always worry, but in time I just know that you are going to put that baby girl to bed and close your eyes and know that everything is going to be alright.

    P.S. Doesn't that Darius Rucker song get you every time?

  4. Oh my goodness she is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

  5. What a precious baby girl. Congratulations!

  6. She is precious...and you're right...It won't be like this for long. It makes complete sense that you're a little edgy, but rest assured that easier days are on the way.