Oct 6, 2010

Pictures!!

Janae is doing SO much better this week than she was last week. She has been unhooked from most of the machines, but it still on oxygen. Doctor said that she might still be on oxygen when she comes home, but I'm totally okay with that as long as she gets to come home. We've had lots of fun the past few days with holding her and getting to feed her. She is getting fed through a tube right now, as she is still too small for a bottle/traditional breast feeding. But that's okay.. she's eating like a champ! She's digesting everything we give her and is even starting to get upset when she gets hungry. Crossing my fingers that she continues on this way and that we can take her home once she gains a little weight! She's maintained her same weight since she was born, which is a really great sign, considering she was so sick last week.

She is making a name for herself in the NICU. Apparently my girl has some 'tude! When she is upset she let's everyone know. Not only does she cry, but she flails her little arms and stretches her little body out to it's fullest length. It's actually pretty darn cute, if you ask me. She's really making her nurse work, and they are having to use every trick in the book to soothe her. Janae is a huge fan of the binky. She can't hold it in herself yet, but she will go to town and suck on that thing for all she's worth if you hold it in for her. It's so cute to watch her little chubby cheeks go in and out and suck on her binky. When we feed her, we make sure to put the binky in her mouth so she starts associating sucking with eating. Those nurses are pretty darn smart. The binky takes up half of her little face, but it really calms her down. My aunt got me a package of the binkies that hospitals use, so I'm all set for when she gets home.

This morning I managed to remember to not only charge the camera, but to bring it. I know, right? Amazing. We got some pretty cute pictures, including our very first family photo. Here they are:


This is when we first got there. She's just chillin'! They had the warmer on her, and she loves the heat.


We get to hold her twice a day for 30 minutes, so Jared takes his turn in the morning and I take mine on our night visit. She doesn't like moving very much, and it seems less traumatic for her this way. Mostly the holding is for us, not for her. I'm sure she just loves to be under her warmer, sleepin' away and gets mad at her parents for messin' with her routine. Sorry Janae!


Close up of her tiny face.


LOVE it when she opens her eyes! There really isn't any color yet, but I love when she looks at us.


Such a good lookin' family. I've lost 26lbs since having her.. can you tell?

I love my girl!

12 comments:

K+B said...

Man she's cute!!! I only really notice just how tiny she is when I see her arms and hands. She is too cute! can't wait to see her in person!
and you look SO great... Seriously, you're going to be SO much smaller than me in SO much less time. Jealous.
Super cute! thanks for posting the pictures!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful family you are. It is so wonderful to see Janae looking so strong in your arms. We are so happy to see these amazing pictures. And, Caitlin, you look wonderful! Motherhood suits you!!!

Jalei & Lane said...

The holding is good for her too! Bonding & she'll know who you are. She is so tiny!

marion family said...

Cute cute family!! I already posted this on your fb but I feel it's worthy to say twice... you look amazing! You don't even look like you just had Janae.

Regina said...

I am so glad you decided to post pictures because she is beautiful! I am not just saying that either, she is one adorable baby!!
So glad to hear she is getting better and stronger!
You look great too by the way. She must take after her mommy :)

The Rich's said...

Cait!!! These pictures are FANTASTIC!! She looks so much better since i saw her last! I just love the picture of her eyes open..and btw, you definitely can tell that you have lost a lot of weight you are looking GREAT!!!!!! can't wait to see her again...loves...

Monty and Kristin said...

Janae is simple beautiful!! I'm so glad to hear that she is doing so well. I love all of these pictures! The one that she is opening her eyes really shows how small she is next to Jareds hand. Wow. I'm totally thinking that she's come home I'm guessing Oct. 23rd!(kory's birthday). I mean why not. Sounds like she's doing awesome since she loves to suck once she can eat she'll pack on that weight and be home with you. Then you can hold her all day!:) Oh, and by the way you look AWESOME in that family picture! I can totally see you love your daughter!:)

RaeLynn said...

How on earth did you lose 26 pounds in like a week or two? Whaaaaaaaaat?? she is beautiful! I'm so glad things are going smoother.

Dan and Nicole Saldivar said...

Beautiful family picture! Glad to hear she is doing better and you look great!

Veronica Peterson said...
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Veronica Peterson said...

Cait I love the pictures. Oh you have had such a rough time. I am so happy everything is getting better. You look great and Janae looks so sweet:) I love the picture with her eyes open. She is eating really well and her weight is great. I think she will come home sooner then her due date. We are going to try and go up to Utah in March. If we can I really want to meet Janae. Love her name. Did you choose it or did Jared?

Amy said...

A beautiful family picture! She looks like she's grown since the last ones. And you look great!