Friday, 6 April 2012

Our musical baby

This is going to be a quick one, I'm exhausted and really need my sleep.  Hope is doing well, she tired herself out yesterday as she sucked on her soother in hunger.  Today she seems okay with the idea that she won't be able to eat until after surgery and slept through most of the day.  We were able to hold her a lot today and so appreciated that, we even got to do some skin to skin time.  This has helped bring my milk in a bit more and I'm hoping by tomorrow, it'll be here!

Hope LOVES to be sung to, anytime she begins to cry, singing makes her fall asleep.  It's just so fun to sit and sing songs to her and watch her settle.  She also snorts every time she cries, she's full of fun noises!

The surgeon came by to see us this morning and has suggested that Hope's surgery will likely fall on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.  There is a high chance of her being bumped from surgery, because she is so stable.  As a result, we may not have an exact date until the last moment, we're fairly confident it won't take place over the weekend though.

Shawn and I are doing pretty well, we're both exhausted and lacking in sleep.  We're struggling with the time away from Sadie and are having her for a sleepover tomorrow night.  We dread her departure to BC next week, but know that it will be the best thing for all of us and that she'll be in capable hands.  I'm sure she won't want to come back home after a week with Auntie Lindsay!

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and continuing to follow along.  Prayers for milk supply, our car repair to be more minor than we think, Hope to stay strong and stable, SLEEP!


  1. I trust you get a good nights sleep. God Bless you all for your wonderful faithfulness in Him praying for you

    Anne xxx (Scotland)

  2. I came across this verse today and thought of you guys:

    I will send showers, showers of blessings, which will come just when they are needed. Ezekiel 34:26, NLT

    Praying for you all. I know how those days in the NICU feel. Praying they don't become overwhelming and that instead you can enjoy the one-on-one time as much as possible with Hope.