Monday, January 17, 2011

Introducing Ashlynn!!!

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Our baby girl is here!! My water broke at 34 weeks 3 days, so she was almost 6 weeks early! She weighed 5lbs 6oz and was 17 3/4 inches long. Just a little thing! She is 9 days old today and still in the NICU. :( She has been able to breathe on her own since birth, she started maintaining her body temperature on her own at just a few days old, now we just have to get her to eat! She has an NG tube right now because she is supposed to be eating 47 cc's every 3 hours, but she rarely finishes so they put whatever she doesn't eat on her own down the tube. Hopefully she'll get the hang of it and be able to come home soon!


Ashlynn Marie
1/8/2011 11:11 pm
5 lbs 6 oz
17 3/4 inches long

Here are some pics!

Just after she was born...


Mama holding her in the NICU for the first time.


Dada holding her...


Her bilirubin levels were a little high so she was under the lights for a couple of days.


4 days old and she got a new bed! No more bili lights, no bed warmer AND she got her IV removed! (She had an IV that was basically feeding her since she wasn't eating much and she was getting antibiotics)


I love this sweet little face.


Here she is at 1 week old...



We are so in love with our baby girl, she is such a sweet little baby. Dawson hasn't met her yet because they don't allow anybody except parents and grandparents into the NICU to visit. I'm excited to bring her home, I know that Dawson will just love her.

Please keep little Ashlynn in your thoughts and prayers. We need her strong and healthy enough to come home soon!!

15 comments:

Shell said...

Congrats! She is darling and I love her name!

Amanda said...

Congratulations Jamie! She is just precious! I hope everything goes well and she heads home soon!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Congrats! I hope she gets to come home soon. What a beautiful name!

artsy_momma said...

Yay! Congrats on your little princess :)

Christina said...

Such a beautiful little princess. :) I'm so happy for you guys.

Mandygirl said...

She's a beauty!! Congrats! Hope you get to all go home soon!!

Hailey's Butterfly Garden said...

Hi I am a fellow Muffin Tin mom and Navy wife congrats and hope for a speedy trip home from hospital. she is beautiful.

Sandy said...

Congrats! She's beautiful! Praying that she will be able to leave the hospital soon! :)

Jennifer said...

Congrats!! She is Beautiful!! In a few yrs you will be thinking back to this going you were how small.. My son was 5 weeks early weighed 4lbs 3 oz 16 3/4in long.. He just turned 6 2 weeks ago and is 48lbs. Preemies are fighters!!! Good Luck, hope you get home SOON!

Semper Fi Momma said...

She is precious!
our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
~Laura

Christine said...

Congratulations! What a precious peanut! She will be home before you know it. I know how tough it is to have one in the NICU- my daughter was born at 25 weeks and was there for 2.5. months. Just get yourself well-rested (as much as you can) and get ready for that sweet little one to come home. :) Enjoy her!

(Just popped over from Muffin Tin Mom)

Lori said...

Congratulations! My almost 2yr old was 6 weeks early too. She's doing much better than he was and he was home in only two weeks, so I'll bet she'll be home in no time. She's beautiful!

Lindzena said...

What a beautiful little girl!! Congrats to you both, so very much!

oaktowngirl said...

Congratulations. I just joined the FB group for muffin tin moms, and I saw the post about your early little girl. I wanted to let you know that my twins were born at 34 weeks and spent 20 days in the NICU. It was the most difficult thing I've ever gone though at the time, but now it's just a blip on the radar. They are happy, healthy (whiny) 2 1/2 year-old and they're doing great. Pretty soon you won't have to worry about how much she eats or poops. She'll get the hang of all of it. Best of luck.

Jessica

LisaDay said...

Here's the back story. Your little girl is beautiful. I am glad she is doing so well.

LisaDay