Rikr's baby adventure!

We went to the doctor today. Got first set of pictures. Steph is 15 weeks, but we don't know what it is yet. I was bummed; I want to know. Steph said she didn't see a stem, but we'll know for sure next month.
Due date is Feb 5, 2008. I can't wait.

SnowDragon 16 years ago
Congrats. Great day top be born (being it's my b-day also) Hope your daughter has a fast recovery and that all of you are doing well. Will keep all of you in my prayers.
Darsa 16 years ago
Oh my goodness already!??!?! WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THREE OF YOU!!!!

Yes, November 9 is the bestest day; not only is it SnowDragon's birthday, it's also my little girl's My Jennifer was born 12 years and 56 minutes before your Alexis
Rikr 16 years ago
Thank you all. God has been very good to us, and I pray for continued blessings. She was put on the vent. Sunday morning and was taken off of it today. She is still having some issues with not taking in enough oxygen at times. They said she was hardly using the vent at all. They don't want to keep her on it, if they don't HAVE to. They said it could damage her lungs. They started her eating at 2ml of formula/mom's milk, and she is up to, I believe 9ml already.

The hospital is very pleased with her so far, in that she doesn't need any antibiotics yet, and she's eating very well, going to the bathroom, and breathing, for the most part, on her own, and at 27 weeks. Her scan for brain bleeding was negative today. Normal brain, no bleeding. I try to hold on to that as much as I can without thinking about the other. It's hard too though.

It's tough to go into the NICU and look at my daughter in her heated enclosed home. I cannot wait to bring her home. Every time I step foot in NICU I turn into a nervous wreck. I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with things, but then again, it's only been 3 days. We have a long way to go. I hope I get it all together sooner than later.

Thanks again for the well wishes and prayers. We appreciate every single one of them. I have some pictures, but I would rather post the one(s) without her head wrapped to protect her eyes from the lamp on her, or without the tubes in her. When we get to that point, I promise to post pictures. Probably more than you will want to look at.

Thanks again, you guys are great!
Lolanae 16 years ago
I'm glad to hear the scan is well. I'm guessing the lights they have her under are the photo lights for jaundice? My friend's son had those.

It's great to hear that she is taking a good amount of food and doing well. Keeping my fingers crossed still for you guys. Babies are amazing creatures.

Little side note: I was a super sick baby/toddler. To this day I still have one of the dolls that my dad bought me when I was in the hospital. And though I don't remember a lot of that, I know my parents and grandma were always there, and that means the world. Can't wait for you guys to get to bring her home. =) Just keep your mind on the small hurdles she steps over. =)
ROzbeans 16 years ago
I know I speak for everyone when I say we'd absolutely love to see your daughter right now if you'd let us. Whatever you're comfortable with though, we're all just glad everything is getting better. /hug
Rikr 16 years ago
Lolanae, yeah the lights are for Jaundice. They are going to check her tomorrow and if she is good, and if so, take her off of the light. Hopefully that happens, right now (as you will see in one pic) her eyes are covered because of the light. She is happiest when she is sleeping on her tummy.....Here are 2 for you guys.

Lolanae 16 years ago
She's precious! Thank you for sharing. She sounds like she is a trooper already. =)
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Wow a tummy sleeper! Catherine hated tummy time lol. She's so tiny, Don! Very beautiful =D Just wait till she gets all plump and rolly polly hehe. /hug Both Mike and I send our love =)
MoonLily 16 years ago
Oh! She's an absolute beauty. Lots of love (we love all babies) and well wishes from JRR [kagi] and myself! Get plump and healthy soon so you can go home with your mum and da, Alexis!
Den 16 years ago
Awwwwwwwwwwww...so so sweet! And look at the hair! Gratz again Rikr...she's totally precious. *hugs*
Laschae 16 years ago
She's so beautiful. The one thing I know is that babies are alot stronger and have more fight in them than anyone can imagine. I know she will come through this and you guys will forget all about these scary times. Hoping the best for your family.
Darsa 16 years ago
Ohhh, sweet baby!! You need to have someone (you or your lady) have their hand in there with her and have a picture taken, so you can show her when she's a big girl "see, this is how tiny you were at first!"
Eve 16 years ago
So precious! Glad everything is coming along so well hon
Sergon 16 years ago

Lessa 16 years ago
Mine all liked the tummy, and theyre so cute sleeping with their little bottoms up in the air
Just have to be careful they dont go face down or anything.

I cant wait to see more pics of her , congrats again!
SnowDragon 16 years ago
Congrats again and she is soooo precious. Yes we all love pictures. She looks like she is pulling through this like a trooper.
Rikr 16 years ago
Holding Daddy's hand. Oh I love her to death.

Darsa 16 years ago
Ohh, look at that sweet little hand... so perfect! I guess she just couldn't wait to meet her daddy face to face
Elfykins 16 years ago
I loves the babies...gimme gimme gimme...
She is precious Rickr....and so much dark hair...
She will be home soon ... she looks like she is doing great
Still have you all in my prayers
Give momma my congrats on the new lil one as well... (not that she knows me..)

ROzbeans 16 years ago
Good gravy that's a big hand! It's so odd to look at her and then think my son's that big in me right now. O_o