Tuesday, January 31, 2012

-You can see Lily grabbing on to Jason's finger. She has really long fingers but they are so small she can't wrap them all the way around his finger.
-This was my first and only time being able to hold her. She isn't big enough to maintain her body temperature so they will only take her out once a day for up to 15 minutes, if she is doing really well. Well, she hasn't been able to come out again, since Sunday. It was an awesome moment to finally get to hold my new baby!!! Hopefully we will have a lot more of that coming up soon!

-Lily is holding her small stuffed animal. It looks -big, since it covers her whole body but the bear is only about 8 inches tall.
-This is one of her favorite positions. She kicks those feet out and tucks her arms under her head and enjoys her warm little tanning bed!!

-I got to try and feed her from a bottle today for the first time. She's still learning how to suck and swallow all together but she's getting there slowly.
-I love this picture of Jas looking at her in her bubble. You can see how they have the hand holes to reach in a touch her and her bubble will still maintain a warm temperature.
-We are grateful she is doing so well and being so active. She is breathing well, eating pretty well, and she is active and not on medication at all. She is fiesty and she's a fighter so we have high hopes that she will grow well and eventually be able to come home big and healthy!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

This is her bubble home (as we tell Em) right now. You can stick your hands in and touch her and it will still maintain a warm temp inside.
I am holding the tape measure at 12 inches! She's little but doing well!!

Baby Lily

Baby Lily is doing great!!! Yes, she has a name now!! You can see how small she is next to my hand. Also, I am holding the tape measure at 12 inches. She's 15 inches long, but not when she scrunches up!! I put one of my rings almost around all of her toes so it can give you an idea of how little she is!! She is off the ventilator after only 1 day and is breathing on her own, which is amazing for how young and little she is!!! She has oxygen but it's more like a CPAP machine, it's blowing air into her but she is breathing on her own. She loves to stick her feet straight up in the air, it's so funny!!! She still has her eyes covered because she spends most of her time under the lights to help with the jaundice, which is very likely to come because of her age. We are so grateful that she is doing so well and we are so happy to welcome her to our family!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Welcome baby Haskins. Name is coming!!! She was born at 3:24 am on Jan. 27th!! She is 9 1/2 weeks early!!! She weighed in at a whopping 3 lbs. 9 oz. and is 15 inches long. They said this is a pretty good size for a 30 weeker, as they are calling her. She's fiesty and doing well. She is in an incubetor and hooked up to a breathing machine, feeding tube, heart and pulse monitor, and a temp monitor. They have the breathing machine on the lowest setting and they are planning to take it out tomorrow, so that is big!

-You can see my mom's 2 hands basically cover all of her
-You can see her in her bubble and my hand next to her little feet
-Jas was gone (supposed to be gone a month) to Virginia for army training. Luckily with some phone calls and a little work we were able to get him home early. He missed the birth but made it here around 1 pm. My mom was with me the whole time and my sister took Em and helped out with her. Paul was here to give me a blessing and help make all the phone calls to get Jas home. I'm so grateful to everyone for their thoughts and prayers and help. We really appreciate it. She is wearing extra, extra premie diapers, they are soooo little. About the size of a purse size kleenex package. Mom and baby are tired but good and grateful that things are going so well!!!