Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sweet Nina


Here is our Sweet Nina. She likes to sleep. She doesn't cry much. She is using most of her energy to eat. She was forgetting to breathe while she slept, but she has stopped doing that now. She has a hard time with coordinating sucking, swallowing, and breathing. She chokes during her feeding and she holds her breathe. Her heart rate drops and around her mouth turns ashen color and her oxygen level in her blood drops. Sometimes not all three things happen, sometimes only two of three. She gets really limp when it happens. She has some jaundice, but it is at an okay level, so we don't have to put her under the lights. Her pediatrician has started her on Zantac for acid reflux and we tilt her "bed" up slightly so that her head is a little more elevated. So as my mom likes to say, she didn't have enough time cooking on the inside, and it takes longer to cook on the outside. Rebecca got to see her through the window, since kids aren't allowed in the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN).

6 comments:

ammyers0604 said...

Kelli- she is Beautiful!!! Congrats and I will keep her in my prayers that she can leave the nicu soon...I bet Rebecca is excited to be a big sister!

Mardee Rae said...

I LOVE HER!!! I can't look at that picture and not think that. She is so cute. Must be so hard to have your baby in the NICU. We'll be praying and can't wait to hear more.

Heidi McMillan said...

Congrats!!! She is so cute!!! Please drop RJ off anytime so you can be with Nina. Scott would love to have a playmate. I would come pick her up but don't have a car big enough.

Dave and Crissie said...

Kelli -- We are excited to meet Nina! She looks beautiful and 'sweet'.

Jamie Jensen Hill said...

So pretty & I love the name Nina! My sister-in-law is Nina (originally Kristina) and I think it's a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. Nice choice in the spelling - I think Nyna looks like it should be pronounced Nigh-na. Congrats on another lovely little girl!

Holly said...

It is Nigh-na, that's why the spelling should be Nyna.