Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2 Birthdays!

Emma turned 31 weeks yesterday (when they are preemies you still count by gestational age) and today is Jamie's 34th birthday!!! Happy Birthday old man ;)
Yesterday was a huge day for Emma... her IV came out because she's on enough breast milk to not need IV fluids. AND...... she took her first bottle!!! At this stage they call it "nippling" because she doesn't have the suck/swallow/breathe coordination (that comes around 34 weeks), but she was accepting the nipple into her mouth and didn't choke or sputter and managed to swallow about 1/2 tsp over 10 minutes. It's a pretty big thing that they even let us try, so I was so proud of her!!!
The lights didn't get turned off, but they are checking her numbers again tomorrow and hopefully they will then. I have a whole wardrobe of cute little preemie clothes waiting for her ;)
Jamie took most of the pictures this weekend, so I still need to get them from him, but here are a couple to tide you over :)

My daughter, the non-conformist. I tried a couple times to straighten her out, but she kept moving back to the sideways sleeping position.

Emma's foot and Jamie's thumb

Head IV :(



eric & sarah said...

Happy Birthday old timer!! Today is my dad's b-day too, so I will be sure to remember it! And wow - Emma is doing so fantastic! Keep the good news coming!!!

Tanya said...

Great news!! Thanks for all the updates...it's fun to check in on your family and always have such good news to read and cute pictures to look at.

Tanya said...

Happy Birthdays Jamie and Emma!!

Stacie said...

Happy birthday to both of you! Sounds like it was a wonderful day, and it's so nice to see the pictures updated so often! Keep up the healthy growth, Emma!

Anonymous said...

so beautiful! glad to hear the good news! happy birthday jamie!!!

The Yancey Family said...

More good news! I'm glad to hear she's doing so well. Happy Birthday Daddy! She looks how I imagine them sleeping in utero. She's all curled like a little yogi!

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Happy Birthday Senor Schwab! I'm so happy to hear Emma is doing well, thanks for the update.

Ondrea said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to meet Emma last night. She is so stunning! She's so strong and so are her parents - she will be an amazing person - I'll bet on it!!