Here are the actual statistics one more time:
May 24, 2010
And the winners are:
Great Grandpa Mitchell-May 26
Cousin Kayti--1:00 pm
Cousin Kayti--5 pounds
For those who have asked about her hair, I'm holding judgment on that for now. I will say it is light, but I'm not convinced yet that it's red. We'll give it a little more time to know for sure.
And if you're interested in this sort of thing, I'm working on a post about her birth, but it might take me a while.
Thank you for your continued prayers for her improvement. Here's a brief update:
Nadia is no longer on the ventilator! She does have the oxygen mask near by, as you can see in the photo, but she never has to wear it. The nurse will simply hold it by her face if her SATS drop, which has been happening less and less. She has developed some jaundice, which is being treated with light therapy, and she has already improved. She has begun eating form a bottle! She eats slowly, but she does pretty well, and her body handles my milk without any problems.
Her poor little veins are a bit overused, making blood draws difficult now, so we would appreciate your prayers for her in this area. I'm sure that there are still several blood tests to come in the next couple of days, and while we're thrilled to hear her cry at last (couldn't hear her on the ventilator), it's not so thrilling to know she's crying from the pain of being stuck multiple times to draw blood.
I will answer one frequent question: When are we going home? After giving birth, women tend to stay in the hospital longer in Russia than in America, especially after a c-section. We were anticipating being in the hospital for 5-6 days anyway. That would have us leaving on Saturday or Sunday. At this point, we don't know for certain about Nadia's release date, but she is progressing well, and we hope to still be able to leave on Sunday. Please pray for wisdom in this area, as we definitely want to take her home, but just as much we don't want to take her home before she is ready.
Thank you all for your love and prayers!