Saturday, February 27, 2010

First Week Home

Our first week home has been bitter sweet. While I am great to be home in my own bed and familiar surroundings, I miss Temple (did I just say that?). I made wonderful friends there and of course I miss the nurses. Kaidyn has been doing good in her new surroundings. Nothing much has changed for her. We have kept with her same schedule from the hospital. I am having the harder time. Her feedings are every three hours and breathing treatments every six. Blah Momma tired!!! She had her first doctor's visit this week. She is doing great. She was 6lb 11.9oz when we left the hospital last Friday and she is now 7lb 4oz. He is very pleased with her growth and how well she did while in the NICU. Now we start to slowly wean her from her medicine and oxygen and just make sure she continues to grow. Hopefully soon we will begin to work with Early Childhood Intervention to make sure she is where she needs to be developmentally and stays on track. We will see how she progresses in the weeks to come.

Maya is doing good as well. She is weighing 2lb 13oz. She is doing great with her cannula and in the process of being weaned off of it. Continue to pray for her as she still has 2 surgeries to undergo before she leaves the NICU.

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  1. Praise God for watching over precious Kaidyn and for bringing her safely home. I'm so happy to hear that she is home and doing so well and growing bigger every day!

    Those first few months at home were SO tough!! The NICU is emotionally challenging but once they come home is physically a nightmare. It was really difficult for me because I battled feeling SO grateful to have my babies home but so very exhausted and worn out.

    Hang in there, once she gets a little bigger you will get to phase out those night time feedings and once you get some decent sleep again EVERYTHING will be better. Sleep deprivation really takes its toll!

    Congrats on having your beautiful daughter home where she belongs!!!

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  2. You've got such special support in Lindsey! She knows so well what you're going through! And look at those boys now! And Lindsey is sleeping again! Hang in there! Maybe you can get someone to help with a feeding or two so you can get some extra sleep?
    Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Psalms 28:6-7 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
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  3. Lifting up prayers!
    Psalms 28:8-9 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
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  4. The Lord will always be there with you! And I'm here praying!
    Romans 8:31-32 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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  5. Praying right now!
    Psalm 40:1-4a: I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust,
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  6. Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Psalm 32:6-8 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found : surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go : I will guide thee with mine eye.
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  7. Know that the Lord is always with you, wrapping His loving arms around you and holding on tight!
    Psalms 18:2-6 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
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