Monday, March 28, 2011

Holding Emma 3-27 to 3-28

We got to hold our Emma!!


Emma had to be treated w/ lights for jaundice on Sunday, but she was able come off the lights on Saturday morning. She looks like a tiny Ninja Turtle with those cool "goggles" on!
Sunday I was also able to check out of the hospital. I'm actually going to miss the bed that sits me up and having the nurses bring me everything I need.

Monday
Emma is starting to get the hang of nursing - such a good girl!

Thank goodness my sweet sister and her family are letting me stay at their house while Emma is still at Primary Children's because I found out today that it takes a LOT of time and energy to go back and forth to feed her. I have completely worn myself out!!

The cardiologist says that there are 2 holes in her heart, one of which concerns them to the point of possible open heart surgery if it causes her to breathe so rapidly that it affects her eating. She's doing well, though, and there's a chance it could close on its own.

6 comments:

McKenzie Johnson said...

Finally holding her, that is so GREAT to hear and see! That is sad to hear about the 2 holes in the heart I hope it does heal on it's own!

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the updates. I love knowing how everything is going. Hand in there!

Jen J said...

Oh Julie, you look like you are in heaven holding your little one. I love it! As for the holes in her heart, she is in good hands and I know that everything will work out. Have you heard anything else about the shunt? I love all of the updates and pictures-keep them comin'! :)

The Reimers Family said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you all! It looks like it was well worth the wait to hold Prcious Emma. Love ya!

bowcraze said...

We're so excited for you guys. Emma looks so cute and we're excited to get her and Brooklyn together to play. I'm so glad you two have finally been able to hold her!! We'll keep all of you in our prayers and we hope that her heart heals itself!! Let us know if we can do anything!
Love,
Tyson, Stefanie and Brooklyn

Brittney Richards said...

Yeah - how hard would that be to wait so long to finally hold her. I'm sure it was a touching experience. We still pray for her daily and hope that things go well with the holes in her heart. Hang in there - you are amazing!