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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My New Best Friend

I have a new best friend. She is very efficient. She enjoys making rhythms and is very dependable. She loves accessories, but not pocket books and earrings. She keeps me company in the middle of the night and we enjoy reading books together. At times she can be a little demanding, but overall she is a great partner.

Monday, December 29, 2008

4 days down...



We are doing very well with Haven being home. Jeremy and I are taking turns with feeding and diapering. She is eating well and we are going through diapers quickly. She has surprised us both with unfinished business just as we take off her diaper. Wow! That will catch you off guard.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our Christmas Miracle



Haven is home! We got home today around 11:30am. The doctors were ready to send her home because she met all of the requirements. She weighs 4 lbs 1 oz and is doing wonderful. We are so glad to be home and feel extremely blessed that she has done so well. Thanks for all your prayers and phone calls. We have been a little busy trying to get the house and ourselves ready to bring home such a little baby.

She is still very sensitive since she is really only 34.5 weeks old. We can only have extremely healthy visitors that are willing to wear hazmat suits. But seriously, all visitors must wash their hands and still keep some distance from the sweet one. We can't risk her getting any kind of sickness.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Progress

Today Haven moved into an open air crib. As long as she keeps her temperature up, around 97.8 or above, and continues to eat well she will be on her way home soon. The nurse today acted like it could be just a few days until she is ready, so we were a little shocked. It will be wonderful to have her home soon!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

It was my turn for a birthday visit today, and it was great. We spent several hours with her and she definitely enjoyed my company. She said so. I love it when she makes eye contact with me, trying to figure me out. Definitely makes me smile. She's now above her birth weight at 3lbs 12.2oz. She's pretty tall for her weight. I'm sure she'll represent the U.S. beach volleyball team in the 2032 Skagway, Alaska Olympic Games. I changed my first diaper, ever; and it was epic. We noticed a double chin today and we were very excited about it. She's gaining some fat, keep it up Haven! Probably the only time in her life we'll be excited about multiple chins on our daughter. She's a trooper and we're proud of her!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!


What a wonderful birthday present I had this year! Feeding and visiting with my baby was the best present I could have ever been given. She is off of her IV and her oxygen sensor. She is feeding wonderfully and regulating her temperature very well. What a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

She's 1 week old!




We can't believe that we have had a daughter for a week already. She has made wonderful progress and we can't wait to bring her home soon.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Haven Noel is here!


We weren't expecting a December baby, but Haven Noel came on her own time! She was delivered Tuesday, December 9th at 7:55am via c-section. She weighed 3lbs 9oz and was 16.5 inches long. She is the NICU right now, but she will be home soon because she just needs to learn to eat well and maintain her temperature. Both of those will come with a little age and weight gain! We are so blessed.