Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Social Bug

The nurses love Arabella and Arabella loves her nurses. They have been like her family for all these days and weeks. She knows their voices. She turns her head when she hears one speaking.
When I walked in this morning and then again after lunch, Arabella was not in her crib. She was back visiting with all the nurses. She is a social little thing.

On the health side, she did not do well with her feedings last night. They let her try to go 4 hours between feedings, but she was just as tired after the 4 hours of sleep as with 3, so she ended up eating less than they wanted over night.
They also did a chest x-ray and are afraid she has more fluid in her chest than before. They are increasing her diuretics accordingly.

Fun pictures - Becca, here are pictures of Arabella's hands.

And Arabella looking at a big girl toy


Caleb T Ricks said...

So that means you are staying a few more days in CA? What are you going to do if this drags on?

asiaelizabeth said...

It makes me so sad that she is so old and still in that little plastic bassinet. Not at home with family and toys, and love. My prayers are with you and that sweet baby!You will definitely not need the preemie stuff though! Way to go Arabella!

Caleb T Ricks said...

Your blog is the first thing I read every morning. We are continuing to pray for both of you. She is a fighter so I feel she will be alright although that surgery may come sooner than they want it to. Love, Mama