5.24.2010

LENNA RUE

Lenna was born May 22, at 4:30 p.m.
She was 7 weeks early, weighed 4 lbs. 1 oz., and was 16 inches
She was brought straight to the NICU and I was recovering from my c-section, so she was 34 hours old before I ever got to see her. Luckily Rauland and our families were very good about taking pictures and telling me all about the progress of my baby girl. She was on oxygen for less than 24 hours but is now breathing room air. Everything is looking great, they have her hooked up to monitors to track her heart, lungs, and oxygen levels, and are feeding her through a small tube until she can learn to eat on her own.
The doctors and nurses have told me that she is doing fantastic for a 33 week baby, and we couldn't be more proud of our little girl.
You can probably tell it was 2 a.m. when this picture was taken, my first chance to see and hold Lennie!

10 comments :

Jana said...

She is SO BEAUTIFUL Stacie. I love you all so much and am so excited for you. I love how happy you look in those pictures, even though you are sick and exhausted. I can't wait to see her - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LENNA!!

Clint said...

She IS so beautiful! Congratulations you guys. We couldn't be happier for you and more excited to see the new addition to the family :-) Love you!

Clint

Jenn said...

So, so cute! I am thrilled to hear she is breathing on her own so soon, she really is a strong little thing! And you look infinitely happy, I love it. You are all darling and I am so happy for you! Keep up the pictures too!
Let me know when you can have/want visitors and I'll bring presents and treats. :)

Julie said...

Congrats Stacy! She is beautiful! I am so glad she is doing so well! Looks like she is going to be anxious to do things and a little fighter for the next 18 years! Have fun with that! LOL
Love, Jenn's mom

Min said...

Hooray! Congratulations! I'm so happy you and baby are doing well. Welcome to the world Lenna! You're one lucky girl.

Heather O. said...

She is so beautiful. I love seeing what a happy mother you are! I can't wait to meet my newest little niece. Love you.

trish said...

Oh Stacie, she is beautiful! I love her already, and I have never even met her :) She is so darling, and we are all so amazed at how strong she is. I can tell you are already loving being a mom, you have that glow! Congrats you 2 on a beautiful baby girl. LOVE YOU!

Brett and Jen said...

Oh congrats Stacie! She so pretty. I'm so glad to hear things are going well. I'll be thinking of you guys!

Rauland said...

She flipped me off

Stacie said...

Our baby is only 3 days old and she is already cracking Rauland up. He's got an exciting life ahead of him :)