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Family Reunion Outfit
Today was the perfect day to take advantage of some photos and we are pleased to finally have our first family photo together. I was able to hold Kayleigh for over an hour today!! WOO HOO!!! It was amaaaaaazing! I can't begin to describe the feeling because this time I wasn't doing kangaroo care, so I was able to look at her face while she slept so comfortably wrapped up in this warm blanket. She was out like a rock when I held her and her sats were perfect the whole time. I just sat there and stared at her face and was just so amazed as I thought to myself how blessed I am to be holding her at all. There were so many people telling us we would not get to a state of viability or if she was born she wouldn't survive long, and now I am sitting here holding an unbelievable miracle. I can go on and on trying to describe how deep these feelings are, but there is just no way to even scratch the surface. I feel like I experience a glimpse of what heaven is all about when I hold her in my arms. My world completely stands still and nothing else is important or can even phase how amazing I feel.
Today was extra special for another reason. Every other year my Mom's side of the family will get together for a family reunion. Now my Mom was 1 of 9 children, so over 65 adults and children invade a small campground up on the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The coolest thing is to see my Papa Yash (Grandfather) sit in his lawn chair and watch everyone while he thinks to himself: "Look what I've created." This year, we drove 10 hours through the night to drop the kids off, stay a full day and drive back to be with Kayleigh. (Sorry Everyone, I said we didn't have internet the other day, but I didn't want anyone to know our house would be empty.) It was so worth seeing family and getting all the well needed hugs. Every reunion trip, someone designs t-shirts for us all to wear and my Aunt Kathy who also had a preemie (Jacob) made Kayleigh an outfit with "Wojtowicz Reunion 2006" embroidered on it. We were able to dress Kayleigh in it tonight and while everyone is still up there in now, we will be able to send it to them. I will be so excited when my Papa Yash gets to see the photo. Papa is such an amazing guy. He is 85 years old, rides a bike everyday for exercise and also plays golf several times a week. My wish is to just be half the man he is today and my life will be unbelievably great.
Today, Aimee and I had our 6 week follow up with our Doctor who delivered Kayleigh. While we checked in, we got to see some of the other nurses who helped us along the way. Aimee and I were on cloud nine because they were so wondeful to us and it was a pleasure to share stories with them and give them this website for them to see all the photos of Kayleigh. Our Doctor is such an amazing person. She was at the right place at the right time when she kept Aimee in the hospital, administered the steroid shots for Kayleigh to grow and was on call the night pre-eclampsia forced Kayleigh to come in to this world. We had never met her until a few days before Kayleigh was born and God sent her to us for a reason. She is an angel in our eyes and as we told her this, she was so selfless as to blush unlike what many other Doctors would have done. She said she never delivered a baby that small, but always played it in her mind on how she would operate if she did. (THANK GOODNESS) ha-ha! We love you all Charlotte O.B.!!
Kayleigh is still around room air with her oxygen. She had ony one desat today and it was in the 70's, so that is not bad at all. She is off the triple mix which is extra nutrients they are giving her through an IV. Since they took out the IV yesterday and she is up to 12ml, they decided she didn't need it anymore. She weighed in tonight at 783 grams which is 1 pound 11.5 ounces. She did have a lot of air in her belly today, so our pimary was rubing Kayleigh's belly and pushing her legs up to her chest to try and get Kayleigh to fart. It was funny to watch because Kayleigh seemed to know when it was time to push because her face turned red as an apple. They said there was no back up of food or anything to worry about, but they just needed to help her push that trapped gas through her system. All together, she is doing just great again today.
Thank you all so much for your prayers! Can't you see how much they are working? God is surely listening to all of you and laying his hands on our sweet Kayleigh. Thank you so much.
The Freemans :)