Saturday, May 9, 2009

Amelia update and more pictures!

Although Amelia spent last night in the NICU, she should be joining us in our room this morning. The pediatric orthopedist said we will not be doing anything extraordinary for her arm...we just have to be careful of how she is handled and try to keep it as stationary as possible. For now, we're doing that by safety-pinning her sleeve to the front of her shirt. That will hopefully keep her arm supported against her chest and not allow it to roll back under her shoulder, which would cause more pain and harm. Babies' bones heal quickly, though, so she should be as good as new in 4-6 weeks.

She's doing great, all things considered. She whines a bit when picked up, as I'm sure the change in position jars her arm. But, she settles quickly. She has been sleeping great. She's not loving the formula and I don't blame her. Hopefully this morning when she joins us, she can begin to nurse. Its going to be difficult for me; supporting her 10 pounds and being careful of her arm. I just don't want to cause her any more pain!!

A couple more pictures from when we visited her last night:

Her hair! Although its already starting to lighten up - I swear she has a few blond streaks in there. And that's exactly how Abbi's hair started...

Her smooshy face... sleeping on top of her pacifier!

Sleeping peacefully... I love her little mouth and nose. So, so, so cute!!!


  1. =) I just want to smooch her! What a doll? So, who's doing her pictures? I can't wait to see and hold her. =)

  2. Ooops. That was, "what a doll!" not "?"