Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today Inara is 2 weeks old!

It has been a few days since I updated because the past few days have been hard for me. Tuesday she was moved from Good Samaritan Hospital to St. Elizabeth in Edgewood. It truly was an answered prayer because it is so much closer to us, which means we can see her more often! While it is a blessing she was moved, the move was hard for me! St. Elizabeth's Special Care Nursery feels like a dungeon. It is old, outdated, and there is NO privacy there. Also they had to put her back on oxygen. The poor nurse that had her that day probably thought I was a loon. I cried literally the WHOLE time I was there. There were just so many differences, and I wasn't expecting that. I know she is in good hands, not because of the staff there, but because God wanted her to move there. He mad our insurance allow for the transport and he knows all. What a comfort it is to me to know she is in the best place to the palm of God's hands. And I must continue to trust in that.

I have been crazy emotional lately. Crying all day long, and over the smallest most insignificant things. I think it is hard to not have Inara home with me, but on top of that I am pretty sure my hormones are running wild. So far, through the tears, I have been able to remember, know, and have chosen to act based on the truth of God's word and not how I feel. I pray this continues.

Today I visited with her and it was SO much better. The nurse was very attentive to her, and treated her well. For now I have NO privacy with her in order to have Kangaroo Care time with her. Since she is on oxygen, I can't go into a private room with her, and they also can't move her to the back of the room (that has a curtain) because that area has no hook up for oxygen. This is a real bummer for me, so we are praying that God will keep her well and we can get the oxygen off of her STAT! :)


  1. Hang in there Lauren. Postpartum hormones make you kookey enough, plus you have to deal with being apart. I think Ava Kate was 4 weeks old before I could sing to her without sobbing. I can't believe they don't have portable screens to give you some privacy. Boo to dungon nurseries.

    Happy Birthday Angel Face!

  2. Happy Birthday to your sweet baby. Am praying for you through this journey! God is good! :)

  3. Lauren, I go to church with you and found your blog through my sister, Katie. My son was also in the NICU after he was born and I know it's scary and faith-building all at the same time. I'll start praying for you both.
    "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Is. 26:3
    ~Krissy Livingston

  4. Hey Lauren, I just found your blog through Kate's blog-- Just wanted to let you know that Donnie & I have been thinking of all 3 of you and praying for you all! Inara is definitely a miracle baby and so precious! We will pray for both strength and peace in this hard time. Let us know if we can help in any way!

    -Lauren Glenn


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