Monday, July 20, 2009

35 weeks (8 weeks old)

Here we are at the magical 35th week. Now the discussions can begin about going home. If it weren't for the shunt surgery this Thursday they may have come pretty soon. But, the surgery will be so good for her, it won't be much longer. As I mentioned a few days ago, after the surgery once Sara gets back to where she is now and eats all her food from a bottle around the clock - Vominos Casa - Let's Go Home! (that's my pathetic spanish learned from Dora the Explorer)

Sara is up to 5lbs 11.6 oz. In fact she is 2 grams from doubling her birthweight of 1300 grams. When I weighed her last night I felt like spitting on the scale just to get the two grams. (Or I could have put my pen on the scale and been a little less like I was still in jr. high) Sara is now 18 3/4 inches long.

The eating is even getting better, yesterday at noon and this morning at 6 she at the entire bottle of breast milk. It was only about 46 cc's (30cc = 1 oz), but for her it was huge. She definitely has it down and is getting the endurance. Both nurses we talked to last night thought it was a miracle that Sara could even eat from a bottle. It is amazing what God can do, and we are thankful He is doing it!

Big week for Sara, we meet with neurosurgeon tomm to discuss the surgery, surgery Thursday, prayerfully we get things rolling again on Friday and it is just a matter of getting it all down before we head home.

Spa Nite in NICU

Yes, the little girl got the total package - bubble bath, massage, warm towel pat, lotion rub-down, left stark naked to pee on the scales - it was the full treatment.


  1. Oh, what an absolute LOVE she is.

  2. She is SO cute. Quick question though. What is the bump on her head? I went back through some other pictures and saw that it has been there a while. I guess I'm just oblivious. oh well.

    Still praying in IL,

  3. Just found your blog. I'm so thankful all is going well for Ms. Sara. I can't wait to watch all the great things she will accomplish in the future. The Lord is taking such great care of her.

  4. She could not BE any CUTER! I hope she goes home soon!

  5. I had to share this with husband spoke with a co-worker today whose child has had 4(!) brain surgeries due to water on the brain as a child. Stay with me now, the child is now in his 20's and went for an annual check-up with the neurologist and apparently the shunt had 'stopped working' but no one knew until the scan b/c there was no change in activity...the brain had "healed itself"!! Well, to you and me and other Jesus followers we know that the brain did not heal itself, it is God who heals.
    But I found that so inspiring and thought immediately of little Sara.

    Exodus 15:26(The Message)
    "God said, 'If you listen, listen obediently to how God tells you to live in his presence, obeying his commandments and keeping all his laws, then I won't strike you with all the diseases that I inflicted on the Egyptians; I am God your healer.'"