Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fantastic week

Isabella is very alert this week and doing so great! We were given the "OK" to hold her!  We would need to have several specialists on site, and we'd would only be able to hold her for a couple of minutes.  
  • Measured 13 1/2 Inches long  
  • Weighed 1 pound 9 ounces on August 4th
  •  Saturation 24-26

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Going back to Cali...

This beauty was for the 4th of July. Seriously just as beautiful as it was delicious. Amy Catale is basically a genius...I'm sure she'd agree.

Izzy and baby Eva Fa'asamala 

... to Cali

I asked Jayson if he was ok because as you can see, he doesn't look ok.
He said "Yes mom, I'm getting eaten by a shark, I'm not gonna smile about that."

Alanah is just showing off her new dolphin big deal.

Jayson's reaction to touching a sea slug! totally freaked out.

All three kids had a fantastic time blowing bubbles with Grandma Bunnell. 3 kids and lots of soapy solution, my mother in law is so brave!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

7/22/2010 Update

Her weight is down to 1 pound 3.4 ounces at the beginning of the week.  All of her edema has gone away, she looks much thinner and sicker. It broke our hearts to see her frail body with all the tubes in her mouth.  By the 25th, she is on full feedings and  gaining about 1/2 ounce daily. by the end of the week, Isabella's on a new ventilator and taking some breaths on her own.*
  • ductus arteriosus is still open. Small heart murmur found but expected to close on its own.
  • up to 1 pound 6.2 ounces by the end of the week! Way to go baby girl! :) 
  • Blood Oxygen saturation- 36-38 (ideal is 15)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

7/15/2010 Isabella's Birth

Our unnamed baby was born today at 6:32pm.  1 pound 7 ounces (650 kg) 12 3/4 inches long.  She was immediately taken to the NICU and put in an Isolette on full life support.  She has an Endotracheal Tube (ETT tube) to an oscillator.  On the 16th, Phototherapy lights were started to decrease jaundice.  On the 17th, we named her Isabella Victoria Bunnell.  Nate came up with the name and I just loved it.