Sunday, October 19, 2008

Holding our Daughter

I got to hold my baby this morning for the first time. She is ten days old today. Just before we were about to leave to go over to the hospital, the doctor called to tell us that the breathing treatments were working and that the right lung looked much better on today's x-ray, and he said they were going to let me hold her.
Happy tears are lots more fun to cry. Holding her was so wonderful and surreal. It's still so hard to believe that she's ours! After we got her situated in my arms and took some pictures, and she went
right back to sleep and was so calm. I've heard from more than one nurse that she can throw a temper tantrum, so I was glad she didn't throw one on me -- yet!
Over the next few days, they will continue to push
the oxygen level down and hopefully remove the ventilator. Continue to pray for strength for Blair as she goes through this week.

10 comments:

Jennifer Bostic said...

Oh, Ashlee!!! I remember those days. I'm so happy for you!!! Just the first of MANY happy tears to come! Praise the Lord!!!

Marie said...

Congratulations!! We will continue to pray for more and more improvements! And remember that even when you can't hold her, you are still doing so much as her mother...being there with her, pumping, and loving her non stop!

Linsey said...

Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!!!! I'm sure Blair is throwing temper tantrums because she misses her mommy!!

Connor Family Blog said...

Ashley, you are doing a wonderful job. Hang in there. You will all be stronger after this experience. Y'all are in our prayers!

AA said...

That is awesome!! Go, Blair!! And I am so happy that you got to hold her...how amazing!! Have faith!

Casey said...

Ashlee, that is GREAT news! We are so happy that little Blair getting stronger and healthier. We will continue to pray faithfully for you guys until you can hold her all you want!

SoBe said...

I'm so glad y'all got to hold her!!! :) Hopefully she'll be at home the next time I come home! I love y'all!

Jen O'Daniel said...

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday - I know that with all the rockings, feedings, & snuggles in your and Blair's future... you'll never forget this happy day! Great news! I'm praying for that little girl... and her sweet family!

PS - Who does Blair get her temper tantrums from?!?

MK said...

You are so right about the happy tears - they are MUCH more fun and much more rewarding to cry. Here's to many more happy tears in your future as Blair's Mama! There will be sad ones, too, but it's the happy ones you will remember!!

Linsey said...

she's so little!!! I just imagine her as a chunky one!