Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sophie Belle!

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.

Until then,
Tschuss!

14 comments:

Brown Girl said...

Oh my gosh, she's beautiful!!! Congratulations...I can't believe I missed her arrival (well reading about it that is)! Very happy for you! ;)

Abbie said...

Oh Steph! I am so incredibly happy for you and Jon! She is such a sweet, sweet baby! Sending lots of prayers your way and wishing the best for all three of you:)

XOXO

Candice @ ChiaSeedMe said...

Congratulations Steph! She is absolutely beautiful. You guys are truly so blessed. I'll say a prayer for good progress for Sophie and lots of strength for you and Jon. So excited for you!

lesley lifting life said...

How wonderful! She's beautiful, and congrats to you guys again :) I'll be praying that you guys get to take her home very soon!

Team Clancy said...

Oh what a cutie! I love the pic where she is holding her paci! What a blessing! Glad that you are both doing well and good thoughts that your family will all be home together soon!

Lindsey said...

She is so beautiful!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Don said...

Ori had jaundice too. It's really common in babies who come early. On the plus side, Ori loved her bili-bed and slept better on that than anything else because it was warm and it hummed.

Colleen said...

Holy smack! I don't check your blog for week and you have a baby!

Congratulations! So happy to hear (and see) that she is beautiful and healthy.

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my GOD!!! She is precious!!! Congratas to both of you!

Lynette said...

Beautiful....

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Praying for you guys and that precious little girl!

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gawd, she is soooo beautiful!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

awww, congratulations!!! y'all are so cute and she is adorable! I hope y'all are doing great!

In this wonderful life... said...

she is just precious!!! praying for her to become a big girl soon and get to go home!