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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And more updates

So Brooklyn is doing well today. We had a little scare last night. Her bilirubin (it's the build up that causes the jaundice) spiked last night which could lead to brain damage. So at 4 am when I woke up to pump I called down and found this out so of course being dead tired and forgetting that she was only 30 hrs old I started thinking bad thoughts then I figured if my milk didn't come in it was Heavenly Father's way of saying... well you don't need it because she won't be here. Needless to say I really REALLY needed some rest. I have it now so I'm back to my normal self! Thank goodness for sleep.. I may even get a sleeping pill tonight!!! So for all of you wondering how I stay so calm... now you know I"m not perfect. So her bilirubin has gone down over a full point and is continually getting better. Right now she's maintaining her ventilation, who new that my kids would breeze thru having great lungs! (no comments from my family on this!!!) So really we're just battling her blood pressure. It doesn't want to stay very consistent and they need that to correct itself before they can really worry about much else. Her Echo came back great, she has a duct in her heart that is open but since it's open in practically all babies and doesn't close up in the womb until around 32 or 34 weeks it's totally normal. Her brain ultrasound will hopefully be tomorrow so we'll see if she has any significant bleeding up there. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and well wishes. Thank you to all who live in St Charles who have come and supported thru visitation calls, meals ect, I really appreciate it.
Isabel was so excited to see her sister. She kept saying at her bedside.. that's my sister, that's my sister.... i wuv you bwooklwn! YES it was stinkin cute!
Here are a couple of more pictures from tonight. We had them turn off the lights for a few minutes so we could be closer to her and take a couple of pictures with out her stylish sunglasses! Oh and the ring on her arm is the same one that fit up Isabel's are to her shoulder... however due to Brooklyn's size, well frankly she needs to work out to build up the muscles to raise her arm so we can get the ring farther up!! :)


Caroline said...

Thank you so much for the update! I am glad to hear that you are getting some much needed sleep! We will be praying specifically for Brooklyn's blood pressure.

Southern Princess said...

OH tracy! So beautiful! So precious! I am so glad that Isabel was excited for her new sister! I love you girl!!! :)

Rachael M. said...

Not perfect? WHATEVER?! I think if this were happening to me, I wouldn't have slept yet, and would have been sick and completely pessimistic.

You are incredible.

And therefore, how can your new daughter be anything different?

She is amazing!

The Archibald Family said...

Glad for the good news. You're doing great Tracy!

Katy said...

i am glad to see that brooklyn is improving. we will pray for her to continue to get stronger. you are a strong person, too. just remember you have a lot of people who are supporting you!!

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

Woo hoo! Isabel is a sweet sister. That ring puts her size into perspective. Olivia and I will say a prayer today for her blood pressure! Keep it up!!!!