Sunday, May 8, 2011

Holy Moly, Miss Georgia!

Today was another good day for Georgia.  Her bilirubin levels continue to drop, so she was down to just two spotlights on her all day today.  However, the bad news is that since she was under the lights, we didn't get to spend much time holding her.  In fact, it wasn't until the very end of the day that we got about 20-30 minutes with her! 

She got a new friend in her isolette today - Shamu.  Her cousins, Nathan and Matthew, picked it out for her on a family trip to San Diego earlier in the year.  So, Shamu went thru the delicate cycle last night and joined Angel Bear in her isolette.

Thanks, Nathan & Matthew!!

It's really hard to sit there all day and not pick her up or get to hold her.  Luckily at the change of shifts, our night nurse gave her a few minutes with us.  It meant the world to me to get to hold her after two days of just watching over her in the isolette.  We know sleep is the best thing for her.  She should be getting about 20 hours a day of sleep at this point.  But, we just want to snuggle and hold her and love her.  So, I jumped at the chance to hold my baby girl for a short while...

My cranky face!

Wide awake after spending almost two whole days by myself in my isolette!

After a short while, fighting to stay awake  - soooo curious!

And out cold!!

Best time of the day!

Great-Grandma Rosalie sent a beautiful, soft pink blanket for Georgia that we used to swaddle her tonight and she loved it!

We're always so overwhelmed when we arrive home.  Today was no exception.  We are keeping the post office in business these days.  A huge thanks to everyone who sent cards, flowers, packages and gifts for Miss Georgia.  The kindness and generosity of our family and friends is just amazing.

A typical night arriving home to packages, flowers, cards, etc.

A special thank you to Lorraine who knitted the most beautiful tiny hats for Georgia.  We're having trouble finding hats that fit our little peanut's head since she is so small.  Even the preemie hats drown her.  We can't wait to try these tomorrow!  They are perfect.

So the reason for the blog title - Holy Moly, Miss Georgia - would be her behavior late this evening.  Nick and I were so excited because we finished her evening diaper change, temperature, etc. fairly early this evening.  We thought we might actually get to leave the hospital before 9:00pm.  Well, Georgia had other plans.  She threw a complete and utter hissy fit from 8:45pm-9:40pm.  She HATES the mask she is forced to wear under the bili lights.  We would get her nice and comfy and then she would flip out again because she would push off her mask and we would try to fix it.  Needless to say, we didn't walk out of the hospital until close to 10pm.  Oh boy, Georgia!

Some videos from today...

1 comment:

Susan said...

Dear Jenn & Nick:
I was so happy to be able to read your blog today at Mimi's house. It made my Mother's Day!
Gigi seems to definitely be a trooper! She is blessed to have a wonderful Momma and Daddy.

I know that she has the best Mimi a baby could have.

God Bless you all.

Your old unconnected Aunt, who loves you 3 very much.
Auntie Pat