"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, June 3, 2010

13 Days Old

Last night we had Rachel in our bedroom for the first time - until now the nurses have watched and held her for most of the night. We wanted to prepare ourselves for what life will be like at home. We stayed up together until about midnight, when Rachel finally was able to work out the mucus that had accumulated in her mouth/throat. This seems to have become a problem again and we don't know why. She seemed very uncomfortable and I was so relieved when she started breathing more evenly. Dave took care of Rachel for the remainder of the night - what a man!! I took over again around 6:30am.

We weighed Rachel again this morning. She is 4 lbs and 4.5 ounces. Our beautiful little doll!

10pm - We just spoke with the nurses here and they will take Rachel for our last night here. One last time before we're on our own at home! And she has been doing fine tonight - no mucus issues. She's happily sucking away on her soother - that seems to help her move that down. At supper, I found myself really looking forward to going home. Good-night!


Angela said...

I love the new pictures!

Sharon said...

Kendra I always read every blog entry you write. Sorry I dont' comment more often - I mostly read your posts on my cellphone and I can't post comments from it. Your journey as a family continues to amaze me. Still supporting you with endless love and lifting you all up in prayer!

Janet said...

How wonderful to have a christian husband to help you along.You are a sweet couple who have a sweet little family...May God continue to give you both comfort.And "Joy unspeakable...This all comes from"JESUS"
We have a prayer house in Winnipeg that there is prayer for many requests.That prayer is going on 24/7.
little question!Do you have a rocking chair in Rachels room? :)
Much love & prayers

Rachel Amariah said...

nope, she doesn't have her own room - she'll stay in our room in a basinet...we have a rocking chair in the L.room.
thank-you for praying for us..

My Journey as a Mom to 3 Young Boys said...

Enjoy your time at home with her!!! I continue to keep you in my prayers.

Kathy and Carl said...

That's wonderful to hear that you are able to go home with her. We will continue to pray for you all.

Carol Taves said...

We'll be praying for all five of you as you make the transition to home - I'm sure there will be bumps for all of you, but may God give you grace, peace, patience, strength, joy, love, courage, freedom from anxiety, and whatever else you need that He knows, even though we (and you) might not.

fiona said...

oh breathing/mucus issues - those stress me out with 'healthy' children . . . i can relate kendra to your feelings of anxiousness with that issue. i am glad to hear rachel was able to clear her mucus out and be in peace for the remainder of the night. what a blessing to be married to a loving, Godly man heh?
much love!!