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  • Ruby's Home

    Written Oct 29, 2012 5:42pm

    We are so excited to have our little family together at home!! After our first sleepless night Travis and I are a little foggy but super happy and excited for what our future with little Ruby holds.

    I would like to say that I will have time to write more about how amazing it felt to walk out the hospital doors but I'm not sure when I'll be able to actually sit down and do that without falling asleep :)

    Lets just say that God is a great big amazing God and he has blessed me and Travis 10 million times over throughout this whole experience!

    Thanks for all your love!

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  • Coming Home!

    Written Oct 27, 2012 8:17pm

    yay!  Ruby may be coming home tomorrow.  She is eating 100% on her own now without the tube.  Her eyes are still not great but the doctors said they can see her as an out-patient to watch them.  We are so happy, I do not know if we will be able to sleep tonight at all :)

    We have everything ready, we finished her room today, raked all the leaves in the yard, packed her diaper bag, setup the pack and play next to our bed and picked out an outfit to bring her home in.  Hopefully all will look good in the morning!


  • Big Girl

    Written Oct 16, 2012 1:04pm

    Ruby is growing into such a big baby!  She is 6lbs 5oz now, she's now crossed over into wearing her newborn clothes, yay bring on the cuteness :)  I just love dressing her up, I've been bringing her clothes into the hospital now and changing her outfit each day...she's such a little doll!

    Thank you so much for all your prayers, Ruby has been breathing on her own for 4 days now!!  Yay Praise God!  We are hoping she can keep that up so that she can go home without oxygen.  We will still need to take a monitor home but at least we wouldn't need oxygen too.  Can I just give another YAY for great news!  

    The doctors are really trying to get Ruby to take more of her feedings from bottles she is doing about 50% of her feedings from bottles now so please pray for increased feedings from bottles.  They are also going to try to take her off of her daily dose of caffeine, I know it sounds like I'm kidding but I am dead serious...  caffeine actually helps preemies breathe more consistently because it stimulates the respiratory system so she has been getting that since day one.  We are praying that transition goes well.  They tried it once before and it didn't work out that time but they are hoping that since she is bigger this time it should be ok. 

    Her eyes still don't look great but they are not bad enough yet for laser eye surgery so the doctors will be checking them again in one week to see where we are at.  So please keep praying for her eyes as well...I still believe God can work some miracles on her little eyes.   

    Thank you so much for your prayers, things are looking better but we still need more improvement to happen before we can go home.  Travis and I had an interesting week last week reflecting on the whole situation being that it was Ruby's original due date last Friday 10/12...we know that in all of this God has such an amazing plan for our family and we are continuing to trust that it will be more than we could ever ask for or imagine.   

    Psalm 9:10-Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

    Each day we wearily make the trek over to the hospital after work, and each day we hope that today will be the day they tell us we can take our little girl home.  And each day that our hopes do not come true and we do not take Ruby home, we trust that God has something bigger and better for us than what we can see when we imagine life at it's best.  Thank goodness we have God because his view is so much better than ours!  He has given me more in my life than I have ever expected or deserved.  I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.    

     

     

     

     

     

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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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