Sunday, April 13, 2008

She's Here!


Cecilia Elise Adkinson arrived on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 6:31am. She weighed 6lbs and 1oz and was 19 inches at birth. Everyone is home now and is trying to adjust to life as a new family. Cecilia has had some problems maintaining her temperature, eating and she has jaundice. As of today, the home health nurse is encouraged (her name is Nurse Ceci by the way-really-she has the same name!). Today, Ceci's billirubin count has gone down by 2 points and is now at 12.6. She also gained an ounce-weighing in at 5 lbs 8 ozs! We have seen the pediatrician everyday but today and we are supposed to go back to see her tomorrow at 8:30am. Ceci is also starting to eat a little better, which is encouraging. We are having to feed her every 2 hours-we set alarms to stay on schedule. She has also taken her first bottles of breastmilk. We found out at 3am this morning that even the newborn bottles give her too much milk at once, so Papa Vaughan rescued us by getting Preemie Bottles from BabiesRus. She took to it like a champ-he got to do the first feeding by the new bottles! We are all tired and are looking forward to Ceci not having to sleep on the Billibed any more. She looks so uncomfortable and has made it clear to us that she doesn't like being constricted in her pod (she looks like a glow worm baby all zipped up on the light bed). She has improved her temperature as well and has not gone under 97.2 degrees in the past 2 days. We are trying to be encouraged. Say your prayers for us b/c this is definitly stressful. I will try to upload pictures in the next day or so. I know that there are many who are looking forward to seeing them. For now, I will just add this one. More later!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Natalie! She is beautiful.

Peggy said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for y'all! I hope things will calm down this next week!

Anonymous said...

Dear Natalie,It was wonderful to hear that you have your sweet bundle of joy!!!  There was a rose in her honor on the pulpit this morning.  When things settle down for you, I will call and see when I can bring you and Jess dinner. Can't wait to see you and Cecelia (my sister's name is Celia!)Love,Tricia

michelle w. said...

Oh, Natalie, she's beautiful! (And she's here!!) Thanks for posting an update-I'm praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Natalie, She is beautiful. Just pretend the lights are grow lights since she is so petite. I know you are so excited to have her home. I am so very happy for your sweet family. Love to all.
Mary Grainger Foster