Monday, March 23, 2009

She's coming out!!!

Sweet Nurse Bobbie just came to pick up the bassinet from my room to bring out little beauty down! It seems that it took Olivia about 28 1/2 hours to transition from my womb to the outer world. She was first taken to the NICU because she was breathing so quickly. She was taking about 85 breaths per minute. After her breathing leveled out, they wanted to keep an eye on her blood sugar. She is considered large for her gestational age and they wanted to be sure she does not have diabetes or anything like that. So, after all of the blood sugar numbers came back great, Olivia got cold. Babies do not run a fever when they are sick, they get cold. This is what kept Olivia in the NICU over night. While her temp was low, her white blood cell count went up. This can also be a sign of infection.

I haven't had a chance to talk with the nurse yet, but my best guess is that all of her numbers have evened out. Please pray that she will nurse well and hopefully we'll go home tomorrow. Check back for more pics soon.


lindsayw4 said...

I'm so glad she is coming out of the NICU! She looks like a pretty big girl, how much does she weigh?
Glad to hear she's doing better :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the update. We'll be praying for a good report from the nurse.