Friday, July 31, 2009


Last night I got the opportunity to room-in with my sweet girl at the hospital. They asked me to stay to see how she would do solely nursing through several hours. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance! It was so wonderful to get to sleep with her next to my bed.

I use the term 'sleep' loosely since there was absolutely no sleeping going on. Please keep this in mind when you're reading this post:)

Scotlon had to work but Hailey was so kind and stayed with me so I wasn't alone. She was a huge help and I could not have done it without her. Around 5:30, the machine had been beeping non-stop because the wires were twisted, Alaina wanted no part of nursing or the bottle I was trying to give her, I was running on about 90 minutes of sleep total, and I was so glad for another person in the room with me. Hailey kept me from going completely crazy and I will forever be grateful for her!

This morning after her 9:00 feeding the nurse pulled Alaina's feeding tube out. They want to observe her for 24 hours and if nothing crazy happens, Scotlon and I will room-in again tomorrow evening. Then on Sunday we will get to take our sweet daughter home! We are VERY excited and just a little nervous. Please pray that everything goes smoothly and that the next time I'm writing, it will be with my girl sitting next to me!



Ames said...

It was SO GOOD to talk to you today. I am so excited for you, and I promise, when everything is settled we will come visit. PLEASE do not feel bad about not being able to visit tomorrow. :) I'm SO EXCITED TO NOT GET TO SEE A BABY! :) Please let us know if we can help you at all... and I'm still working on that glider rocker. I love you girl... more than you know. We're praying for a smooth weekend and great transition. If you need us, please call us.

Ames (Mom & Dad Christopher, Mark, Mere, Nana Lou and the Durrence's) :)

Christen said...

Hi babe!! I'm very excited about the progress!!!

Oh and earlier, Cort had spaghetti for dinner and had just finished as you put me on hold- I HAD to get her straight to the tub!! Love you!!!

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Steph!! That's wonderful! I'm praying that all works out & Sunday is TH day (take home).

Many blessings,

Sarah said...

!!! That is such great news!!! Praying that everything goes smoothly!

Brittany said...

I can't wait to read a coming home post. :o)

Ansley said...

Oh what great news! I am so glad to hear she is getting closer to going home.

jawd74 said...

WooHoo! We will continue to pray for a wonderful transition. I can't wait until the day we get to meet her. Love you,