Emalee is making great progress today! She is able to breathe room air (pumped into her lungs) and has eaten twice! Once Daddy fed her through her feeding tube and then she had her first real bottle (5 ml). Her color is great and she has had her eyes open from time to time. We still haven't been able to hold her yet, but her Daddy hardly ever leaves her side! Izak met his little sister this afternoon. He didn't really know what to think but he did give her the bunny he had made at Build A Bear. When you squeeze the bunny's arm it says "Hi. This is Izak. I love you Emalee. Bye". Complete heart breaker!!! Thankfully, my spinal headache is much better, thanks to a blood patch (YUCK!). I hope to be released by tomorrow...we don't know when Emalee will be released from NICU or when we will get to hold her. We can't wait to hug all over her! She has "lines" leading into her umbilical cord to an artery and until that is removed we wont get to hold her. It is only a matter of time until we have the chance! Thank you for all of the prayers, they are working!!!
**Notice how little her head is compared to Kevin's fist! Also, you can tell in the picture that she isn't very fond of her oxygen line (notice her finger)!