Friday, January 21, 2011

Can someone please tell me how the sweet thing below is 10 months old?!?!

I know I have lots to catch up on the blog. Ellie got very sick the Sunday before Christmas and it seems things have been a whirlwind ever since! Our poor girl had croup and the start of pneumonia...she VERY NARROWLY avoided spending her first Christmas in the hospital. After a strict regimen of two antibiotics, steroids, and breathing treatments every four hours she was on the mend and we got to enjoy Christmas as a family! I plan to sort through the millions of Christmas pictures this weekend and hopefully post some...of course only between all my 1st birthday party planning!

brand new!

first time to hold my sweet girl! I don't know that these have ever been posted. one of our fabulous nurses knew i was dying to get my hands on her. due to how sick ellie was i hadn't held her at all until she was over a week old. dad held her very little from the or to the regular nursery before she had to be admitted to the nicu. this was the night before she was extubated and was technically breaking the rules but we had a wonderful night nurse that called just after midnight that said she is awake get down here. i walked into the nicu and little did I know they had been preparing for our first holding session and i got to hold my sweet girl until 4 am when a new baby was arriving to the nicu and therefore i was kicked out! the next day she was extubated and everyone got to take their turn!!

FINALLY rooming in together 3 long weeks after ellie arrived in preparation for going home!

1st photo session with miss trish!

with love,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Prayers Please

I would like to ask everyone to please keep the McCoy family in your prayers!!!!!

You can read more about their story at

As a background to save you from reading through 22 pages of journals. On December 5th Brian and Denae welcomed their twin girls into this world at 25 weeks 5 days. Ada Yvonne came weighing 1pound 8oz and let out a little yelp to let everyone know she is a fighter. Siena Grace came in at 13oz and let everyone know she's a fighter as well. Throughout the past few weeks Ada has been a ROCK for the McCoy's and has made progress by leaps and bounds!!! Siena on the other hand has had quite the struggle. However, once Siena finally got comfortable and to a stable level sweet Ada took a turn. Ada is back on the CPAP and some cultures are growing a staph infection that they don't know at this time is treatable with antibiotics!!!! We should know more this evening.

One of my sorority sister's works with Brian's sister and share their story with me. After reading we learned that Brian and Steven both work for the same company. Steven and I have been in communication with Brian and while he is being strong for his family they could use all the prayers we can give!

I didn't mean to type a book but we all know prematurity is close to my heart. Getting to know this family you will see what an amazing journey they've been on already but still need lifting up!

Thank you all!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone