Last night I wrote, "I can't wait for the day when I walk in and she is back on the cannula. It will definitely be an answered prayer." I know God answers prayers because I experience it everyday and he has blessed my life in so many ways, but I didn't expect him to be so quick this time! When I walked in to Morgan Kate's room today I did a double take. Yep, you guessed it... She was off of the CPAP and back on the nasal cannula. At that time her oxygen was around 32%. Since she was doing so well I was able to kangaroo with her. Oh, how nice this was! My heart has been longing to do this for over three weeks and today I finally got to. While we were kangarooing her oxygen went down to 28%. Wow! I felt so good about it. Once she went back in the incubator she just seemed so relaxed. She was very alert and looking all around. As the day has progressed her needs have increased some and when we left tonight she was up to 37%. I realize that tomorrow is a new day and she may or may not be back on the CPAP, but even just one day off is a true blessing. God is so good and I am so thankful that my little one has had a break from the CPAP. I pray that she is strong enough to continue on the cannula, but if not I know that things will get better in her own time.
She is continuing to tolerate her feeds and weighed in tonight at four pounds and six ounces. Looks like she might be four and a half pounds by this weekend. Can you believe it?
Tomorrow Morgan Kate has Part 1 of her two month immunizations. I couldn't believe it when the doctor mentioned immunizations. I was like, "Ummm, already? Is she old enough for all of that?" Apparently she is old enough and there are five immunizations due. She will get three of them tomorrow and two of them on Friday. Please say a little prayer for her because I am sure they won't feel too good.
Yesterday my devotion was about choices. The devotion talked a lot about how we can't always choose what situations we are in, but we can choose the attitude we have about those situations. I have heard this before, but it never really sunk in until now. I did not choose this situation and I can't do a lot about it, however I can choose the attitude I have. I am trying my best to have a positive and patient attitude. I have been very anxious about Morgan Kate's breathing and oxygen needs. Most of this anxiety is because I am just so scared and I want everything to be okay for her. However, I know that this will all happen in Morgan Kate's time and God's time and until then I just need to try and relax and enjoy every minute with her.
Earlier this week I promised pictures of the signs Kaky has been making for Morgan Kate. The first picture is of the "Sign Wall". The second picture is my attempt at signs while Kaky is out of commission.
Below are pictures of Morgan Kate's nursery and new furniture. The night before Morgan Kate arrived Travis went home and my mom stayed in the hospital with me. I assured Travis that I was perfectly okay and Morgan Kate's arrival was weeks away. Ha! Little did we know... Anyway when Trav went home that night he painted the nursery along with the help of Owens, Kyle, Mary and Matt. I had no clue he was painting the nursery that night and it was a great surprise! It turned out perfectly and I can't wait for Morgan Kate to see it. Her dresser and changing table arrived a couple of weeks ago and we finally have them assembled and in her room. Thank you so much Kaky and MJ! We love it!