Thursday, January 21, 2010

God's Little Miracle

Emma without her 'sunglasses' on. Her bili level was down to 1.9 so they were able to remove the bili light.
Matt feeding Emma

Matt taking Emma's temperature

Emma has been doing great since she was born on Sunday. She has lost a couple of ounces, but that is to be expected. She has been under the bili light for a couple of days, but her levels were down, so they were able to remove the light and her 'sunglasses'. Her head ultrasound came back good and they are just going to monitor a couple of things. Today they are going to increase her feedings of breast milk/formula to 5 cc every 3 hours. She is having wet and poopy diapers and likes to move around a lot in her isolete. She has a head full of hair which is a light brown and you can see a little wave/curl in her hair! She is so precious and Matt and I cannot wait to be able to hold and cradle our little girl. They took a chest x-ray today and it was clear and they are going to try and extubate her in the morning. She has been at 15 on the ventilator which means the vent pushes 15 breaths each minute and then she is breathing really good between those pushes. She has been on room air oxygen and her sats have been in the upper 90s which is AWESOME! God is taking care of our baby girl and he has placed the right doctor's and nurses in her path.
I have been changing her diapers, taking her temperature and feeding her. She is getting mostly breast milk, but they are giving her some formula when I don't produce enough.
Matt has been off with me this week and next week, I plan on spending part of the mornings with Emma and part of the afternoon. I then plan on going to Mom and Dad's house and resting for a bit and then going to after 8 PM with Matt to see our precious baby girl.
Our prayers are for everything to keep progressing as they are and for our baby girl to start gaining weight as the weeks progress. We also pray they are able to extubate Emma in the morning and she will be able to take her own breaths and not have to be


  1. She is a strong little girl! God must have some wonderful plans for her! Keep us updated! We love you guys!

    Tracy Hardy

  2. Baby E is adorable!!! So glad that you started a blog so that I can keep up with you guys. Sending lots of love and prayers your way!! Thanking God for your beautiful miracle!!

  3. Thanks for the updates!! If you need ANYTHING all you have to do is call. I am praying for you, Matt, Emma and all of the doctors and nurses. God has big plans for Miss Emma. Hope you are getting lots of rest and taking care of yourself ( i know that you are not worried about you right now, but eat and drink so you can keep your milk supply up!)

  4. I think about Emma quite alot during the day and pray for her every night before bed. The good Lord has a plan and we just have to follow His lead. He has put all the right people in place for her. Brant told me I couldn't cry at the hospital so I did when I got home. Not tears of sadness but tears of joy and love. Emma is strong and has a huge family to support her. I love you guys.

  5. I am a good friend of Alecia's and she gave me your blog to follow. I had a 27 weeker myself and lived the NICU days and life. It looks like Emma is doing great. The best piece of advice that I can give a new NICU mom, that there's light at the end of the tunnel, stay patient, it will be a roller coaster ride, she'll move two steps forward and then one step back, but she will get through it and so will you. If you ever have any questions or want to compare situations, please dont hesitate to ask me. my email is . Take care

  6. Emily, Matt, & Emma the Greene family can't wait until you are strong enough to come home to the neighborhood. Emily you are so right when you say GOD IS GOOD!!

  7. Emma Claire is an amazing little girl already. So special....and a true blessing! Congrats to you and your family, and I will keep y'all in my prayers!!!!

    Leslie Borden (Bowers)

  8. I'm Melissa Hall's friend. I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for your family & for precious little Emma. I have an Emma too, so it's not hard to remember your baby!
    Take lots of pictures!!! :)