Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Beginning--

Miss Emma Ann Woolworth was born on August 5th, 2011 at 12:24pm. From my previous history she had to be taken through a C-section. Em weighed 3 pounds and 14 ounces! She was a length of 19.14. Emma was immediately put into the special care nursery at Southview hospital in Dayton, Ohio!  After less than a day, they started feeding Emma my breast milk, at 4CC's and had her on a Oxygen machine. (cpap?) The second day they took her off of the Oxygen and increased her feeds to 8CC's and Emma is doing very well digesting all of the milk. It's amazing to think that she's literally surviving off of something my body is making for her! It's a wonderful feeling!

On August 8th, they transferred Emma and I out to Kettering, so that there would be room for her and I to be together until she gets to come home. They have rooms called Baby and I rooms, and it allows Emma and I to be together 24hours a day, everyday. Its a private room where only myself or her grandma can bring in guests. So there's no hassle of other parents being in and out, and the other babies crying and stressing her out. Its just her and I, all day long. (:

At Kettering, the nurse I had her first night there, let me change Emma's diapers, take her temperature, and hold her for her first long period of time. I got to hold my girl for almost two and a half hours! It was the best feeling in the world to see her staring up at me. Shes a gorgeous little baby! I know how to make some precious looking kids now! <3

Unfortunately, my grandmother(Emma's great grandmother) had to leave on the 8th to head back to Michigan, but we will be keeping this blog updated every single day for her to see Emma's improvement! Thank you, grandma, for being there every step of the way when mom couldn't! And Chelsey, thank you, for being there to help adjust pillows, wash bottles, get me in and out of bed, and to take a MILLION, PLUS ONE, pictures and videos! The only thing that could have made it better, was if my mom and dad could have been there, and if Mike could have seen his adopted baby girl born.

Today, August 9th, Emma was put under a white light, to help her gonitis(?). They say its normal for premature babies to have this, so we aren't much worried about it. Emma literally looks like shes tanning. She has little goggles on over her eyes to protect them, and shes all stretched out. The lights don't seem to bother her, not even the slightest! The nurse came in and said she may only have to be on it for 2 days or so, but only for a few hours at a time. They will still take Emma out for my mother and I to hold while feeding. Only short holds, but we wont complain. Whatever is best for our baby girl (: Her grandma will get to hold her, for the first time, tonight. The nurses said usually its limited to only parents being able to hold her, but since her biological father hasn't been at the hospital, its only right to let Emma's grandma step in and take that responsibility!

And so far, that's the majority of whats been going on in Emma Ann's world! We'll just have to wait and see what tomorrow holds for our little princess!

Check out some of our top pictures of our princess below::

Emma Ann with the Cpap still on! 

Our little girl all stretched out and laying like her  grandpa
The first mommy daughter
skin to skin hold (:

Proud mommy and grandma
 taking over and hogging her!
4 generations of Leichty/
Woolworth girls 

Emma's transport to Kettering!
Our first long mommy daughter hold.
She fell asleep just a sucking away at
her little binky (:

Sleeping away in mommy's arms

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