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February 22, 2004

Molly at 8 Days

Molly is 8 days old today. She's been sleeping most of the time, but I feel like I've lived an entire lifetime. Denise and I are exhausted and I, unfortunately, have to go back to work tomorrow. It will be difficult not seeing Molly until the evening, but life goes on and kids have to learn.

Some more big steps today. The doctor took her off the oxymeter, which keeps tabs on her oxygen level, and the caffeine that's administered to premies to make sure they breathe ended last night with no trouble.

We're holding her in "Kangaroo Care" as much as we can. The skin-to-skin contact soothes her and makes her grow faster. It's also a fantastic feeling for us. She cries when we move her, but quickly calms when held. Her food intake is up to 12cc every three hours, which is a challenge to fulfill for Denise, but she's doing it.

It now seems to be a matter of time and weight, as long as she can breathe fine without the caffeine. Her eyes are regularly open now, but she has trouble controlling them, which makes for some really weird and funny expressions.

New pics

Posted by tat at February 22, 2004 02:51 PM

OH MY GOD she is so beautiful!! I can't believe how fast she is progressing! I'm so glad you are posting so regularly, Bryan.... we feel like we are there with you guys!! I'm sorry to hear you have to go back to work tomorrow... don't you get more paternity leave than that???? Well, summer will be here before you know it and you guys will all be home together!

We are so happy for you guys!!!

Posted by: Deb T. at February 22, 2004 04:25 PM

Little Molly looks great! I'm really happy for both of you. Sandee, Cassee, Sydnee and I all wish you the best. Congratulations Mom & Dad! Hope we can see all of you in person soon.

PS. Sleep should never be under-rated...ever!

Randy & Co.

Posted by: Randy Hawkins at February 22, 2004 07:24 PM

What a beautiful time in your life, so rich in love and memories. Congratulations to all the family. How fortunate Molly is to be surrounded by such a wonderful family to love and cherish her.

Congratulations, good health and God Bless!!

Ron and Ona

Posted by: Ona Ormsby at February 23, 2004 10:35 AM

Great news and wonderful progress! She'll be wearing ya'll out at the house soon!

Best to the three of you,

--- NJT

Posted by: Nick at February 23, 2004 10:15 PM

Molly is absolutely beautiful. This will be remembered as the most precious time in your lives. Our prayers have, and will be, with you and yours.
Love, Uncle Sonny and Barbara

Posted by: Uncle Sonny & Barbara Davis at March 2, 2004 10:03 AM

Bryan and Denise,
Glad to hear that things are progressing smoothly...she is beautiful! She will look like those Meyers' women someday!!! And when she is a teenager, I will remind you of those mischievous times we had with you, Bryan!!!
Love you all and prayers,
Ramona, Bob, Ethan and Hayley

Posted by: ramona landry at March 2, 2004 10:24 PM

It is a priviledge to share in this living miracle in Molly's life.She is beautiful.I continue to lift you all up in prayer.Even though these times are quite challenging to you there is another side to this all. I look forward to sharing in these times too.Hang in there. His love and mine,

Posted by: Cathy Langley at March 3, 2004 09:28 PM