Steph here! I just wanted to pop by really quick to give you all an update on Sophie Belle! First off, THANK YOU so much for all of the wonderful comments about our new arrival!!
She is doing really well. She has lost a little weight, which the doctors assure us is very normal. At the moment she still has a feeding tube in so that they can make sure she is getting the right amount of milk and she can gain the calories. Yesterday she weighed 1 kilo and 770 grams, which is around 4 pounds. They will check her weight again tomorrow to see how she is progressing. She is still in the incubator to regulate her body temperature. She is also turning a little yellow and they think she might have jaundice... so they will be doing a little blood work to check on that. If she does have jaundice they will put her in an incubator with UV lights. (Jon and I both had jaundice as babies)
She is the most amazing and precious blessing Jon and I could ever ask for and we are so very much in love with our new baby girl. We love getting to visit her throughout the day and when we get to hold her it is even more amazing! I just can't get enough of her! I cannot wait until she gets to be with us full time and we can finally take her home. We miss her so much when we are not with her. Please keeps us in your thoughts and prayers that she starts putting on weight so she can leave the NICU and come back to Germany with us. We will be here in Bruges until she is released from the hospital.
I am feeling better and better every day. I never thought I'd have an emergency c-section, so recovering from that is interesting to say the least. I'm getting great care here at this hospital in Bruges. I am hoping with my continued progress that they will let me out on Friday. Then Jon and I have plans to stay at a hotel near the hospital so that we can be as close to Sophie as possible.
Jon is working on writing a little bit of a birth story to share with you guys. He'll be posting that soon! It is definitely an adventure story for sure, so stay tuned.
Here are some pictures of the little Sophie Belle!
Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers!
We will be back with an update soon.
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