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Friday, November 2, 2012

A Smile From Briella

Briella had went up to 850 grams and the next night back down to 760. Last night she was 800.
When I got to the hospital yesterday, I was telling Briella all about her birthday party her Papa had for her. I was telling her about her Minnie Mouse Cake and ice cream and she smiled! At first I figured she must be going the bathroom. Then she smiled two more times within 2 minutes!! I asked the nurse about it and she said that she was happy about something! I cannot wait to get a picture of her tiny mouth smiling!!! It was so amazing!! I have also been trying to get a video of Briella turning her head and lifting it off my chest during kangaroo care. It has happened several times now. Once my Mom was there & she started yelling "catch her!" Because if you hadn't known how little she was it would've looked like a baby getting ready to fall backwards! She can lift it so high! She's not supposed to be able to do that for a long time!!! The doctors say that Briella does not know she is a "23 weeker" as they call her. She is strong, and feisty. Feisty is a word they use to describe her all the time. I am so glad for her feistiness! She is not going to just lay around & get sick. She's a fighter!
I will try to do the "what I am thankful for each day."
Day 1: I am thankful for Surfactant. Without this drug my daughter would not have made it.
Day 2: I am thankful for the nurses that give her 24 hr care
Day 3: I am thankful for the power of prayer


  1. Hi there,
    I stumbled onto your blog and wanted to offer my congratulations and send all good thoughts your way! Briella is beautiful and I love seeing how well she is doing.
    I'm currently 27 weeks pregnant and on bedrest, and am the mom of a now two-year-old preemie who started life as an especially vulnerable 27-weeker because my water broke at 21 weeks. Today he's doing amazingly well! Briella is clearly getting great care from her parents and medical folks, so please remember even during the scary times that there is so much hope!
    Just wanted you to know you have fans and followers all over sending positive energy your way.

  2. I just wanted you to know I'm still here, still reading, and still keeping you and your family in my heart.

  3. Happy 1 month birthday to your sweet girl! So glad to hear that she's doing better after her transfusion. Can't wait to see photos of her little smile, I'm sure it's heartwarming!
    Lori (Elle-Girls in Manitoba, Canada)


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