We Are Walking in Honor of Briella. Please Help Us Meet Our Goal.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 60

We had such a great shower/celebration for Ms Briella on Saturday!! It was so great to see old and new friends and family come together to support Briella. We took photos of everyone to make an album for Briella so she can see some of the people who prayed for her. We feel so incredibly blessed with the amount of support you all have shown us.

Briella must have known that we were all gathering for her on Saturday because she went the entire day, 24 hours without having a spell!!! That means she kept her oxygen up and didn't drop her heart rate. That is a first for us!!!! And for today, she has only had 1, and that was at 6:30 this morning. Her spells only tend to happen during feedings so it's most likely reflux. But that's great news, another step towards home!! The doctor has said he guessed she has about 6 or 7 more weeks of "work" before she can come home. I hope Briella will pick January 11th to come home. That's my Grandma's birthday.

Briella is now 1617 grams= 3 pounds 9 ounces!! Over 3 and a half pounds. So proud!

Today she was the most alert I have seen here. For an hour she was completely awake. Bright eyes and coo-ing to me. She was having fun pulling out her oxygen to show me she didn't need it and just smile so big. I told her we have everything ready of her to come home and she gave me another great big smile. She has been smiling a lot!! I started to get a little worried because she is supposed to mainly be sleeping so her brain can still develop. When she wouldn't go to sleep, I decided to try and very lightly rock her. We have been told not to as her nervous system isn't developed. But that was a month or so ago so I just wanted to see what happened. I just rocked her and patted her bottom oh so lightly and she loved it. She went right to sleep. It is so amazing to be able to comfort my baby and actually do "Mommy" things. I know I took all of that for granted with Aubrey. It's crazy to think my daughter is 2 months old and it was the first time I rocked her!
I just want to say thank you for everyone who made Saturday special, and thank you to EVERYONE for the prayers.

Please pray that Briella stays infection free.

(In a couple of the below photos you can see where she has pulled her oxygen out of her nose and it is above her nose. He does just fine without it!)

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