Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cuteness update

Matea has hit some big milestones lately. She celebrated her 1 month birthday, doubled her birth weight (she's now +6lbs) stayed in each NICU room at the hospital, and made it through her mom and dad giving her a bath for the first time. I can't believe how much bigger she has gotten, she actually has cute little rolls! As far as when she can come home it's still up in the air. She is great health wise but needs to learn how to eat. In order to come home she has to eat 85% of her feeds for a few days. Right now she is taking 55 ml at each feed but only getting 5-10 ml by bottle, the rest is being given to her through a tube. The nurses keep saying it's like a light switch and will one day just click. Matea is teaching me patience that's for sure. We were hoping she'd be home for Christmas but that might not happen. So for now it's back and forth to the hospital. Now what you've all been waiting for, pictures

Thank you everyone for the love, prayers, and packages. It's been so helpful having great friends and family for support. I'm sorry I haven't sent out thank you cards, I've been a little busy, but know that we are so grateful for everything.


Spillers Family said...

omg! She is so big now guys! I am so happy that she is doing wondefully! Merry Christmas and enjoy your time as a new family :-)

Meredith said...

I can't believe how big she is! Thanks for updating us. I love all the pictures with an arm outstretched. Matea is adorable! Have an awesome first Christmas.

Jordan Brent Barton and Katy Ann Barton said...

From Darell - What an awesome experience it has been for our family to watch everyone come together in faith, prayers, and visits to help through this experience. I'm already totally bonded to Matea through these pictures and I haven't even held her yet!! Can't wait to see her, hold her, goo at her, and basically be ga ga over her!!