Sunday, June 28, 2009


After an arduous 9 1/2 weeks, we are finally home with our precious little girl. Penny and her parents are very grateful to everyone who has been praying for her and her development. She also would like to thank a few exceptional nurses she met at Clarian North; Emily, Marcy, and Jeannie, who always went above and beyond their job description. We can't thank them enough for all they did to help us along our way. Honestly, if we could've had a constant rotation with the three of them we would've, but we know they need time off too. So, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for all you did. That isn't all to say most of the other nurses weren't great also, we just really connected with those three and they made our time at the NICU at least a little more comfortable.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2 Months

Our little Penny is 2 months old today, and as of 2 nights ago she had doubled in weight to 5 lbs. 4 oz. However, she lost a little yesterday and was down to 5 lbs. 2.7 oz. She is passing all her exit exams, eyes look good, hearing is great, heart is perfect. We are only waiting on her to start taking all her feedings via mouth. We would ask for prayers that the feedings just click and she starts taking everything by mouth so she can come home soon. We would also like to ask for prayers for strength for Emily and I as this past 9 weeks has been emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. We really need her home ASAP because Emily has to go back to work starting July 6 and we want as much bonding time together as possible before that happens. We also miss our little Rosco and can't wait to have our family together at home for the first time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Penny's almost 8 weeks old

Dinner time, bath time, and nap time. Penny's getting bigger and starting to take more and more of her feeds orally. She now weighs 4 lbs. 13.5 oz. She loves taking baths, and eating, when she's awake, but most of all, she loves having mommy and daddy hold her (we kinda enjoy it too). Hopefully, she'll be home within the next week or so, as far as I'm concerned, 8 weeks is waaaaaaay too long to not be able to bring my precious little girl home, but it's for her health and safety.

Friday, June 5, 2009

6 weeks

Penny turned 6 weeks old yesterday and weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz. The top pic is our first family picture all together (and it only took us 6 weeks). We can't wait to bring her home, hopefully in the next couple weeks.