Sunday, June 7, 2009

Teeny tiny diapers!

I've shown some of you this, but thought everyone would like to see it. Below is a picture of one of Riley's diapers - the smallest I've ever seen! They are even a tad big on her. Keep in mind, I have small hands...

Last night when we went up there, they had taken the jaundice light off her, so no more blindfold covering her face. It was awesome to see how much better her whole head looked, since we hadn't seen it uncovered since the first night. Still has the ventilator taped to her mouth, but can see most everything else. I tried to take a picture, but can't use the flash and it didn't come out too well in the dark. I'll post one as soon as I get a good one.

We went up again today with my Dad and sisters. No real changes...her oxygen is really good today, so she's back to breathing "room air" - meaning no extra O2. Her heart rate was down, and they should be weighing her tonight for the first time since birth. She will likely weigh less than she did at birth, which is normal. But now that they are feeding her 8 times a day, she'll start to gain it back pretty quickly.

It's amazing to sit there and watch her sleep. She moves around a lot, and it seems with very little effort. She's so small, and yet so strong. She clearly has the will power to keep fighting through everything and we couldn't be more proud.


  1. Teeny tiny diapers for a teeny tiny little baby! She's looking better everyday Joey. You an Pam truly have a miracle baby. After all this, she can get through anything that comes her way!

  2. We are so blessed that Riley continues to make good progress. We, too, are proud of her and of her parents for how well you both are handling everything that comes your way!
    God bless the 'three' of you!
    Grandpa and Grandma

  3. Congrats on your precious little girl! We can't wait to meet her. Thank you so much for keeping us all updated - it is good to hear the progress. Glad to read Pam is doing well with her recovery. Hope to see you guys soon. Love, Eric, Melissa, Georgia, & Sydney