My first reaction was, HOLY CRAP WHAT IS WRONG???? when I saw the hospital # on my caller ID.
But she immediately said, "Don't worry, nothing's wrong!"
But then she asked if she could use my camera to take pictures of Annabelle because they had her on her TUMMY!!!!
This is HUGE because my Annabelle is 4 months old and it was the FIRST time she had EVER laid on her tummy. And from what the nurses said, she LOVED it! The pictures show a pretty pleased Annabelle too:-) (I'll include at the end...)
In other news...
Stomach surgery as you have probably already guessed was canceled. It was supposed to be last Friday, but the surgeon said no. Then they said sometime this week, and now it's been scheduled for Monday the 30th. So unless something changes between then and now... that's the plan! While for most babies this surgery is relatively minor, for Annabelle it is a pretty major surgery. So please be praying for her on Monday! They will be doing a Nissen to help stop her vomiting as well as "installing" a G-tube so we can feed her via her tummy instead of through a feeding tube.
Although, the hope is that once we fix the vomiting, we can start trying to teach her how to take a bottle. The G-tube is so she can get nutrition while she builds up her "eating" skills.
On a sad note...
The baby that was our PICU "neighbor" went home to be with Jesus last night. She had been here as long as Annabelle had, was a week older than her in fact, with the same type of defect. My heart just aches for her family. Please keep them in your prayers during this really difficult time. I just... yeah. I'm SO thankful Annabelle is doing well, but it just brings a dose of reality to things as well. While I finally slept a little last night, the sleep was filled with some not-so-pleasant dreams. *sigh* Hoping to dream some lighter-weight stuff tonight.
On a HAPPY note...
Here are some Annabelle pictures to make you smile. To be honest, I need lots of smiles lately to keep me going! Annabelle totally provides some:-)
Mommy and Annabelle cuddling!! Ahhhh, this is the definition of bliss.
Me and all 4 of my girls. I am a very blessed Mommy!
Jammie's time!! I've been trying to get her into a "night time" routine of putting on Jammies. This worked one night. Unfortunately she tends to run warm right now and so they have to come off halfway through the night. But still, I try! Need to go buy some more Jammies too! (although grandma got her some the other day so she's set at the moment:-))
FIRST time on her tummy!!! She's trying to decide if she likes it.
She likes it! So much that she fell fast asleep for a good hour!
They put her down again earlier today. Nurse took pictures for me while I was at work again. I cried laughing when I got back and found this "butt" shot on my camera.
And from the side... I think she still likes it.
I know it's not funny. I really do. But I can't stop laughing looking at these. She is hilariously cute!