Grandma (my mom) checking out the little beauty!
Grandpa (my dad) talking to Madelyn (probably giving her fishing advice or telling about their future outings to ride horses).
Grandma and Gigi (Luke's mom) were just about as excited as I was that I got to hold her on Thursday (although I am sure they would have been more excited if they were the ones getting to hold her). It's hard to believe that is the only time I have gotten to feel her in my arms. I am anxiously waiting to spoil this little girl and hold her all day!!
Papa (Luke's dad) getting an up close look at his first granddaughter while she was still under the oxygen hood.
He has pretty much camped outside the special care nursery window for the last few days. This is where I found him last night at 1am. He pulled up a chair (which I am sure is much more comfortable than the ledge he sat on the night before.
Do you think this child is loved or what??
It's about 10am on Sunday morning. Madelyn's respiration count is at about 70, which is still pretty good! She is still retracting some, but not with every breath that she takes. The CPAP machine really seems to be working (when she isn't grabbing at it trying to yank it off). She has really taken to her pacifier, which we love to just sit and watch her suck on. This morning she has already had her blood work and x-rays so we are just waiting for the doctor to come up and give us the game plan for today. It is so great to see her so calm and peaceful!
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