Wednesday, February 2, 2011

3 weeks old today! Yeah!

Julia turned three weeks today.  So gestational age is 26 weeks.  Crazy!  Julia had a good day today, to make up for the last day and a half.  She continues to struggle with her lungs, but has had some improvements.  Her saturation levels have been very nice today.  It’s still quite the balancing act of what they do for her.  They try to push her independence without throwing her out into the deep end.  For example giving and taking on her meds, sedatives, oxygen etc.    Recreating the womb on the outside is not the easiest task in the world.  So Mom’s enjoy the discomfort of pregnancy while your bodies produce the perfect growing environment for your baby.  I must admit that I get a little jealous of those big pregnant bellies I see, wishing that Julia could still have that.  I suppose Julia has been thrown into the fight whether she likes it or not.  But fortunately she is a fighter, and the pain she feels now she will forget.  Mom won’t, but she will.  Winking smile

Thank you all again for your prayers, love, service and support.  We have really been lifted through all of this. 

7 comments:

Shan said...

It is so good to hear that she is doing well. I know it can go up and down each minute, but I am glad we can read how she is doing. Blogging is so great for that. We will continue to keep Julia and your family in our prayers.

Lisa said...

Hi... I am a friend of Jean's, she sent me your blog. I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of and praying for your little girl. God bless!

Aubry Tucker said...

I am happy to hear she is doing well. I didn't even know you were expecting, i randomly came across all this on bills sisters blog the other day. We wish you all the best and will keep you in our prayers.

Brooke said...

So glad to hear that! I am a friend of Kate Blanch. I was so glad she shared your blog with me. I told her about baby Bennett's blog. Not sure if you checked it out or not but he was born about the same as your Julia and is now home with his family! And has fat rolls! :) I will be checking in on Julia often. And praying as well, of course!

Johnson Family said...

Glad to know things are going well. Thank you for keeping us updated.

Elisabeth said...

Dear Bill and Erin-
I'm glad that Julia is doing well so far, and her surgery went well.I know what you are going through is rough and I just wanted to let you guys know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your sweet baby and family. She is just beautiful.
Elisabeth B.

Sorensens said...

I am so happy to hear she is doing good!!! Yeah Erin you got to hold Julia... what a moment that was. I love you guys so much and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.