These pictures added 6-15-06
Weight 4 lbs 3.6 ozs
500cc Oxygen On Nasal Cannula
Eating whenever and however much she wants!
All bottle or breastfeeding... no more feeding tube!!
Sarah Beth's nursery. We JUST got it done!
The crib is anxiously awaiting it's new tenant.
Look at how much she has grown! The first picture was taken back in April, the second was taken yesterday. It is the same bear in the same place.
From Beth: I am sitting in my kitchen typing this website for the last time without my baby at my side. She is coming home tomorrow! We are rooming in with her tonight at the hospital (Friday night) and will come home Saturday. I'm amazed at how far she has come.
She passed her car seat test with flying colors. Way to go Sarah Beth! She has a hearing test today or tomorrow just to see if all is well there... but we know it is, she reacts to all sounds.
So we will stay at the hospital tonight. We will learn how to use her oxygen and apnea monitor, what to do if she stops breathing, how to give her medicines and generally how to take care of her 24/7. I will sleep with her in her crib by my side.
We just finished her room. It is the best room in the whole house. :) We set up her pack-n-play with the bassinet next to my side of the bed because I don't really think I'll want her in the other room at least for a few nights. She'll be home so soon.
I'm a little nervous actually. It is scary to think I won't be able to call out to a nurse anymore and she be right there to help me. The NICU has become familiar and I will miss the nurses and doctors who I've come to know. At the same time, I want away from the hospital. I want to be able to feed my daughter without having to drive 45 minutes and hold her without asking permission. And in only two days I can do that!
God bless you all. I hope to one day
find a way to thank you all for the prayers, love, calls, food, cards, thoughts,
help, etc. that you have given us in this time. Know that you are loved!
Thank you all again for your continued prayers. We still need them!
http://www.frappr.com/sarahbeth and add yourself to the map. You should be able to do this with any connection, but it may take a little longer for dial-up people. If you cannot add yourself for some reason, feel free to drop me an email --
beth at bethnjoe dot com (typed out to prevent spam)
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