Thursday, February 23, 2012

NICU pictures

Emmie has been home with us for over a month now and she has made our home such a special place. But not a day goes by that I don't think about where we all were almost 7 weeks ago. As you all know Emmie has had a bit of a rough start and she spent the first 15 days of her life in the NICU. Those were the longest days I can remember and I'm so glad they are over. Here are a ton of pictures that chronicle her NICU journey. 

Vapotherm/oxygen and Feeding tube.
She was so swollen! Her hands and face were so puffy from the delivery and her IV fluids.
So tiny!
Finally getting to touch my sweet baby

The syringe you see by her head was attached to the tube in her stomach and was used to suck large amounts of air out of her stomach. Her poor little stomach would be huge and round and the nurses would pull the air out for her to make her feel better.

Tiny feet!

Snuggle time

Holding Mimi's hand
Daddy time

Mimi's (Grandma) turn!
Bop's (Grandpa) turn!

Tiny hands and teeny feet

The wonderful nurses made Emmie's cute name tag for her room, and this is the board where all of Emmie's information was posted everyday.

IV and oxygen monitor on her feet.
Emmie kept ripping her IV's out so the nurses had to keep changing them from her hands to her feet all the time!

I love my girl!

Emmie has her daddy wrapped around her teeny finger!
Emmie's tanning bed. AKA Bili lights.

We all called these her "Movie star shades"
(She HATED them!)
Bop snuggled her while she took a feeding through her feeding tube.
I brought her some cute clothes to wear instead of the hospital clothes.

So pretty! This was a few days before she got to come home.
You can really see how much healthier she looks.

Daddy's girl. He is seriously smitten with her!

So sweet!

Car seat test.
She passed with flying colors!

Finally got the news that she could come home!
I was so tired but so so so happy I wouldn't have to spend another night away  from her!

Now that Emmie is home she has been doing so well. We go to lots of doctor's appointments and it seems like I am always worrying about her little heart, but I know that she is getting better every day. More pictures of this pretty girl and her big brother are on the way.
We are so blessed!


  1. Yayy loved this. I'm glad she's doing better. Can't wait for more pictures.

  2. These pictures are just so adorable! So happy she is finally home and getting better every day! She is so cute Allie!

  3. I can't imagine how tough those first couple weeks were with her in the NICU. She is such a doll, so tiny! Lyla, probably along with most bsby girls, has that same pink onesie. cute!haha!

  4. I sure hate the NICU! But I am so grateful that there is a NICU with smart nurses to take care of those tiny babies! Emmie is so cute! Congrats!

  5. So glad she is at home and doing well. She sure is a cutie!