Monday, March 29, 2010

....window shopping....


As my sister use to say when my baby was done being held... time to put her back on her shelf.... referring to the isolette or incubator.... preemie babies under a certain weight can't maintain their body temps so they have to stay in their make shift "womb" or isolette... kangaroo care is the skin to skin contact between baby and mommy or daddy which our body heat can warm the babies enough to be held but when the baby becomes stressed they either have an "A or B" which is bradycardia .. heart rate fluctuates really low or high. or Apnea which they temporarily stop breathing sometimes having to be stimulated to remind them to breathe.. they then have to be put back on their "shelf"..... and some days they are just to stressed out to even hold.... which is when we just get to watch our babies through a "window".... you can't help but feel like you have just given birth to a plant.. just watching it grow...

Here is what My sis had to say on March 2nd.. Ryenne is 8 days old

"today i was able to hold my baby girl for the first time. i finally feel like a mother and not just a window shopper. she is doing really good and was able to get off her respirator. yay"

5 comments:

courtney katherine said...

ALTHOUGH WE ARE MILES AWAY, I THINK OF THIS TINY LITTLE ANGEL OFTEN! BEST WISHES TO HER AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY!

brandon and jakell said...

been thinking of her, hope all is going well our prayers are with you!!
*HUGS*

TheHMC said...

Hi! I found you through Etsy(ohhhh my goodness you are talented! LOOOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff! I wish I had a pile of cash because I would buy at least half of what you have).

I'm so sorry to hear that you and your sister both have had to go through this. I am a NICU mom myself, having spent a total of 12 wks in there with 3 of my children(different times)due to prematurity. My earliest (and sickest) baby was born at 30 wks and is now 10 years old and is working on becoming a basketball star. They had a rough start but have never looked back.
I hope that this finds you all doing well! Remember-baby girls do better in general so she has that on her side! I will be thinking of your family and I hope that little girl is doing good!

Busy Working Mama said...

Aw, I will be thinking about your sister and her tiny little one. These pictures make me misty-eyed.

Love your shop! If you ever want to work together please let me know. I host reviews/giveaways for moms and their families.

Vivian said...

Love your Esty shop. Praying for your sister and her little one. Im at 33 weeks and although I wish for my baby to be here Im thankful that he is holding off

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