Tuesday, April 20, 2010

one month

Davy girl is ONE month! I'm switching things up this time around and I am not gonna put the word month in the pictures. You get the gist with just the number, right?
Well there is a lot to tell in this one month......

* Davy is now a whopping 9 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches!
* She has lost her first tooth. But got jipped by the tooth fairy though.
* She's had her head shaved 4 different times
* Davy wears a crown of cotton with IV dread locks.
* Davy has 5 different Doctors we are working with for her. 1. Neonatal 2. G.I (for her tummy) 3. Cardiologist 4. Genetic 5. Endocrinologist ( for thyroid and metabolic issues) And this doesn't even cover the team of 5 that will do her cleft surgeries!
* Today I got to hold her chest to chest for the first time since the night she was born!! That is one of my favorite things to do. I also got to hold her standing up, and rock her back and forth! It's so nice to get to love on her.
* She is starting to get back on breast milk again. We are up to 17 ml. So far no problems. I've been trying to breast feed her but she is having difficulties, so she is fed through a G tube that goes straight to her tummy.
* she has had 1 surgery, 2 infections, jaundice(still does), Hypertension(still), 3 heart defects(PDA, ASD, VSD), partial collapsed lung, a blood transfusion and some metabolic issues.
* Scott "claimed" that she smiled at him last night. I totally didn't buy it. But check out the last two pictures, I guess I was wrong.
We are so happy to have Davy here with us. Now if we could just get her home.............

18 comments:

rookie cookie said...

She has cheeks for days. Chubby, adorable cheeks for days.

When is her first cleft surgery?

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

she TOTALLY looks like she's smiling in the last two pics. i love her ric-rac onesie! so cute! happy 1 month davy!

Cathy Woodruff said...

One month old already and what a month it has been! Here's many more months of growth, love and Davey!!!!

Susie Demke said...

THAT is a smile! Be still my heart. That last picture is breathtaking.

Sarah said...

She's precious, Ruth. I hope she continues to get better and better...

Beth said...

I am so happy that you are able get to love on her...and she is smiling, too cute!

LAURA :) said...

HI RUTHY..... THANK YOU FOR THE BABY UPDATES..... I AM A FRIEND OF THE WITTEN FAMILY.... BETH HAS BEEN KEEPING ME UP TO DATE ON LIL' DJ AND GAVE ME YOUR BLOG FOR MORE INFO AND PICTURES.... I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING YOUR HUSBAND ON THE SET OF YO GABBA AND YOUNGEST SON ON A PLAY DATE AT MAC DONALDS WITH BETH.... I AM HOPPING TO SEE HIM AGAIN WHEN TERRI COMES INTO TOWN AND WE HAVE ANOTHER PLAY DATE.... I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT DAVY IS DOING BETTER... SHE IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..... HAPPY 1 MONTH AND HUGS & KISSES.... LAURA :)

LAURA :) said...

HI RUTHY..... THANK YOU FOR THE BABY UPDATES..... I AM A FRIEND OF THE WITTEN FAMILY.... BETH HAS BEEN KEEPING ME UP TO DATE ON LIL' DJ AND GAVE ME YOUR BLOG FOR MORE INFO AND PICTURES.... I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING YOUR HUSBAND ON THE SET OF YO GABBA AND YOUNGEST SON ON A PLAY DATE AT MAC DONALDS WITH BETH.... I AM HOPPING TO SEE HIM AGAIN WHEN TERRI COMES INTO TOWN AND WE HAVE ANOTHER PLAY DATE.... I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT DAVY IS DOING BETTER... SHE IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..... HAPPY 1 MONTH AND HUGS & KISSES.... LAURA :)

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Georgia said...

Davy is just absolutely darling. And YES....that is a smile she has on her face. What I love is that her whole face looks happy....and those cheeks. Love them! I love the updates Ruth!!!!

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Heather said...

Yeah, those 2 last pictures are of her laughing and smiling. They are really cute!

Jules said...

she is 100% smiling!! i love her! and are her eyes blue now? they look it in these pics. i'm sad i didn't get to visit again before i left for CT. i'll make time for sure once i'm back in town. for now, i'm loving these updates. miss you guys!

Carrie Anne said...

oh friend i'm sorry i have just now finally caught up on the blog! i am sorry you have to go through all of this. when baby david was born, he was 5 weeks early & he was in the nicu for 10 days...the longest 10 days of my life which does not even compare to what you are experiencing. you think they're doing well & then a setback...their breathing is off, they don't eat enough & gain weight, etc. all i know is miracles happen in ways you never expect. i remember a nurse telling me after a few days, "oh you'll be here a good few more weeks" & i just bawled like a baby b/c i just wanted to be together as a family at home. those skin to skin moments were my favorite, too...kangaroo therapy. she is absolutely adorable. i wish all the best to you & your family b/c i know it can be so challenging on so many fronts. thanks for the updates...they are wonderful. prayers for you, friend.:)

Emily Rosell said...

i love the last pic of davy, simple joy in that smile. very precious.

Taylor K said...

Oh, man. She has a really great smile. And at only one month old?! Can't wait to check the next few months. I'm so glad I've found you through CJane!