Monday, September 1, 2008

Today was a really good day for all three of us. Trav and I were able to catch up on some much needed sleep last night. It killed us to come home and leave our baby girl, but it paid off today. We were much more rested; therefore, we could interact with her, I could really work on pumping, we could listen to the doctor and take everything in and we could talk with her nurses and help them with things like changing her bedding, weighing her, and changing her diapers. These are things that have been quite difficult to do in the past few days. We are doing the best we can or the best we know how, but it's very overwhelming and our emotions get the best of us at various times during the day. 

I was able to "kangaroo" with Morgan Kate for a little over an hour and a half today. This is something Trav and I can do every day as long as she is doing well. It was awesome! It provides me with such a feeling of comfort and contentment. She looks tiny in person, but feels so much tinier in my arms. When I am holding her she is still hooked up to all her monitors - which is a good thing. Her heart rate, oxygen and respiration all stayed the same and looked good while I was holding her. I told Trav that it was his turn, but he insisted that I kangaroo with her. He said it's important for her to get to know me now because once she gets home she belongs to him. Ha ha - we will see about that. 

Tomorrow Morgan Kate is scheduled to have a brain ultrasound. Many preemies experience some type of bleeding on the brain within a few days of birth. There are various stages of bleeding and symptoms that go with each. She has not exhibited symptoms of any bleeding so we are very hopeful. However, tomorrow we will know for sure. Please keep us in your prayers. 

11 comments:

Micki said...

Thanks for the updates. Hang in there and rest when you can. She's a precious sweet strong little lady and her parents are awesome. Don't ya'll forget it! Love ya mean it!!!!!

5:16 said...

Hello, I am a friend and coworker of your Uncle B. I am praying for you along with my Prayer Warrior Friends of the FBC of North Augusta, SC. I pray for your's and Trav's comfort and for your beautiful baby's health. In Him, Tina Nordeen

Gwen said...

Heather, It goes without saying that you, Travis, and Morgan Kate are in my prayers each day. I'm praying that Morgan Kate will be a stubborn little warrior. Not your average prayer for a child but in this case, it's just the ticket. It's obvious from reading your blog that although you are weary in body, you are strong in faith. Know that He will sustain you both now and when that stubborn warrior becomes a teenager!! I look so forward to watching Morgan Kate grow into a mighty warrior! I love you! Gwen

Kelly Lee said...

Thinking and praying for the 3 of you. The pictures are precious...and she looks like her mommy sleeping:) Keep trying to get some rest! See you soon...hopefully tomorrow after work:) Love and prayer, Kelly Jean

Celeste Zeigler said...

Hey guys thanks for the updates. She is the most beautiful baby girl ever. She is strong just like her mom and dad.
We are praying for all of you guys.
Heather keep up with the kangroo.. That is the best medicine ever for Morgan Kate..
We love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you
Celste, Stacy & Preston

maryrosewood said...

Hey Heather! I've been thinking of the three of you all weekend. I'm so glad to hear that Morgan Kate is growing stronger everyday. She in so beautiful! Please let me know if you need anything. Love, Mary

Betsy Crawford said...

How great to "see" and "hear" you through the blog! H. Ward will be bringing a little surprise for you when she visits this week. I hope you like it - take care.

Philippians 4:6-7 is a verse that has pulled us through some tough spots. Our church is praying for ya'll. . .

Anonymous said...

Hey there Heather. What wonderful updates. She is a strong girl, just like her mommy. As always the three of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God does such wonderful things. He is listening and answering all these prayers. She is such a beautiful little girl with a loving, supportive, and strong family. Make sure to get some rest and if you need anything please let me know.
Lots of love,
Donna Spivey

Jenny Garris said...

Heather, I think of you every day and say prayers for Morgan Kate to continue to be a fighter and for your whole family to continue to be strong. I'm sure you never knew the strength that was inside of you! Thank you for the blog---it's great to hear how things are going. I'm glad you are taking care of yourself--it is so important! Don't think of it as selfish--you are giving Morgan Kate the best mommy in the world! Love to you all! :) Jenny

Nancy T said...

Heather,
Morgan Kate is such a wonderful miracle I know God has all of you in the palm of His hand and He will continue to comfort and strengthen you each day as He brings new joys to your heart. Morgan Kate is surrounded by such love and care. My prayers go out for all of you. May God continue to bless you and your precious little girl.

Anonymous said...

Heather, I am so amazed at God's power and grace. Our church has been praying for Morgan Kate and your family, as well. He is answering so many prayers. She is so precious and what a fighter!!! To be so small yet so strong...AMAZING! I think of you often and hope you are taking good care of yourself, too. Much Love, Inga