We captured these adorable pictures of our beauty, Avery, sleeping today. She hasn’t yet made it off the ventilator, but her blood gases looked better this afternoon so the doctors reduced the pressure and put the vent on the ‘auto’ setting which means that she has to initiate the breaths herself. It’s another positive step forward and she did great.
We were told this morning by the nurse that she now has a “fat roll,” which we were cheering about! (who would have thought this would be so exciting?)
We received our third shipment of Tiny Warrior bands so have more available if any of you would still like one or several. We are so grateful that there are over 600 people already wearing the bands around the world and appreciate how many of you have told us that it reminds you to say special prayers for Avery. The City of Alexandria Police Force looks great wearing pink! It means so much to us that these strong men and women we call “family” are wearing these faithfully as a badge of honor.
We are also happy to share that we have collected a significant amount of money for the March of Dimes through your generous ‘Tiny Warrior” donations (over $1600 and counting). The donations will be used for something very special and important. We will keep you posted.
We’ve learned that “bigger diapers” are a cause for celebration for all NICU parents for obvious reasons. Our Avery traded in her “micro-preemie” diapers today for an upgrade to the “preemie” diapers! Quin and I are beaming with pride with her “upgrade.” 3 lbs here she comes!