Little Ella is doing well. She is off C-PAP and breathing room air without any difficulties. She is eating and digesting her food. She was even able to latch on tho her mother's breast to nurse. No one thought she was strong enough yet but she did it. She didn't nurse for long but she did nurse. DDIL is pumping her breasts so there is milk there for her when Becca is home. Becca went home form the hospital Thursday. Leaving Little Ella behind was hard for both DS and Becca. Becca is still having a lot of pain from the c-section but each day brings improvement. Her is a picture of DS, his wife and Little Emma. She is so tiny.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday evening at 7:37PM, Little Ella Marie made her way into this world. She is 8 weeks early and weighs 3 lbs 14 ozs and is 16 1/2 inches long. Right now she is in the NICCU on CPAP. She was given Surfactin to help mature her lungs. So far she is holding her own, but will be in the hospital for at least another 6-8 weeks baring complications. DDIL became pre-eclamptic. The MD decided to do a C-section to help avoid problems for both her and the baby. Her blood pressure is starting to come down now that the baby has been born and she is feeling tired but a little better. Both her and DS are worried about Little Ella though. I just wish they were not so far away from me. And I am unable to make a trip to see them now because of DH's health. DS is going to keep me updated on their progress. I told him to email some pictures of my new little one. Emma (16 months) is staying with her other grandmother while DS and DDIL are otherwise occupied. Please keep them in your prayers for healing and well being. Thanks.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I almost forgot to post this one. Here is my TUSAL for this month. It looks like I have been stitching like mad but I had a frog hiding in my house and it took me forever to find him. As a result there is a lot of "ripits" in there this month. Oh, BTW that is me writing up a rough draft of my post. hee hee hee !!!!! ( I wish !!! ) Isn't she lovely ?? She is one of the Mrs. Albee figurines that my mother and I earned through Avon's Presidents Club. Mom sold Avon for almost 26 years and I worked with here for the last ten of that. We have Mrs Albee's for almost the whole time. I love then. But then I am partial to anything Victorian anyway. Have a nice day !!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
First I would like to wish everyone a nice Valentine's Day. DH took me out to dinner last night so we could avoid all the crowds. Too many people tend to tire him. He is still doing well. He has his bad days but not like before. I have been away from the computer for the last week because of a death in the family. My Aunt passed away. She was 81 years old and put up a good fight but died in the end. She has been failing for a while. Now she is at peace. I had to go out of state for the funeral. DH stayed home as I was only gone overnight. Thank good for cell phones, he had contact with me at all times and a neighbor was there if he needed anything, thankfully there were no emergencies.
I managed to finish my February Heart for the Brides Tree SAL and finished two more parts on the Marquoir Christmas Mystery. i just hope I can get it finished before the deadline at the end of the month. My fingers have been flying every chance I get. Here are my efforts so far. e
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The new med that DH is taking has worked wonders. He lost 12 pounds of fluid in the last week and a half and is doing much better. He even went for a drive to the store today (Friday). He hasn't felt good enough to drive for the past 2 months. He even has his sense of humor back. It makes me feel so good to see him improving. Thanks for all you good wishes.