Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Elliot Avery is here!

The entire story of her arrival will have to wait until later but I wanted to do a quick post to update what has happened.

She was born yesterday at 4pm weighing in at 6lbs 15oz and 19.5 inches long with a head full of hair. She came out screaming but the NICU was called for a consult due to grunting. She was taken to the NICU and W was told that she would probably be down with us later that night. At 7:30pm we got the news we dreaded. She was being admitted because the grunt would not subside. We went down to see her at 8pm and I was amazed at how good she looked compared to Butters when he was there. We spent about an hour there holding her and talking to her. Also we are very fortunate to have a friend we previously worked with at Space Camp working nights in the NICU. Elli was very responsive to everything we did and our voices which was great.

This morning I woke up early and went to go see her again. To our surprise she has already been moved to the progressive side of the NICU. The nurse was confident that she would get to start bottle feeding today which is great news.

Right now it looks like she will be here until sometime on Thursday at the earliest while we will go home on Wednesday.

I'll be posting more on twitter later today as we get more news but I wanted to try and summarize things here really quick.

Thank you for all the well wishes and I will post more in a couple of days on this site once we get more information.

Here's a link to a picture W took last night just so you can get an idea of how she looks now.


Amanda said...

She is precious!!

I will be praying for you, Elli, and the entire family. I hope you all get to go home SOON!

Sandi said...

First of all, congratulations! She is so cute! It sucks that she's in the NICU. I'm glad to hear that she will be going him in just a few days. I will keep all of you in my thoughts.

Mandy said...

Aw, she's beautiful. Congratulations!

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. I love her hair!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Congrats! I am so glad all is ok!