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a happy mom and wife who loves to laugh and delights in finding a great pair of shoes! We currently find ourselves serving with 250 wonderful missionaries in the England London Mission - what joy!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Baby Steps

Every new day feels like a success.  Quincy has had a couple of good days in a row.  We are so happy that she is off the ventilator and on the C-pap.  It breathes for her if she forgets.  And occasionally she does.  Even with occasional forgetfulness she is doing great.   This is phase two of four to get her breathing entirely on her own.   
Robyn has been able to hold her skin-to-skin for the past couple of days.   The first day was over an hour and the second was about three hours.  They both love it.  Quincy settles right down and her breathing does too.  She knows her mommy.  
Another big watermark was reached yesterday too.  She had two huge poopie diapers.  One before Peter and Robyn got there and then one as Rob was finishing changing her diaper.  Those are good indicators that her intestines are working well.  
Speaking of intestines, she has increased her milk intake.  In the past two days the doctors have upped it twice. First four ml. every three hours and then yesterday to five.  Hopefully, we will soon see her weight begin to go up.
She also was playing pirate yesterday!  Finally an eye has opened.  Only one.  She seems to be trying really hard to open the other but so far just the right eye is open.  I had no idea, until she was born, that they would still be fused.  She is on schedule opening them.  Her vision (blood vessels) isn't there yet but that should come in the next month.  
Yesterday Robyn and Peter were able to hear her voice.  With the ventilator out she can now make little squeaks.  They are music to their ears.  

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Fasting for an angel

David has had a cold and Peter joined him a few days later so they haven't been able to go up to the hospital to see Quincy.  I went up with Robyn after church today and spent a little time with this tiny little angel.  We arrived just in time for her to have her diaper changed, temperature taken and for the nurses to give her meds and do all the other things with machines and tubes and monitors.  Robyn amazes me with the calm, confident way she tends to Quincy.  I just love the way she talks to Quincy as she finishes off her diaper change.  
Today they had to go back up on her oxygen to 50 percent- we don't like that but they told us we would have ups and downs.  She is digesting her milk better and so today they are increasing the milk she gets to 3 ml every three hours.  Hopefully she will begin to put a little weight on.  She is still at her birth weight.  Her nurse told me today that she is the smallest in the NICU and we would really like to lose that distinction.   She still hasn't opened her eyes but they say that should come any day.  It almost appeared that she was trying to this afternoon.  
We have felt your prayers and been strengthened by your faith.  It means so much to us to know that we have loved ones petitioning the Lord in her behalf (and Peter and Robyn).
All in all we feel so very blessed.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Quincy Jordan

A week ago tomorrow, on December the 27th, a little angel joined our family.  Peter and Robyn were surprised by her early arrival.  She was a smidge over three months early so very, very tiny.(That is Robyn's hand beside Quincy) In the past week we have had ups and downs.  Everyone tells us that is to be expected.  One of the biggest struggles was with her oxygen levels.  She had a especially difficult afternoon where they had to bump her oxygen up much higher than it had been and that has brought about a few more challenges. Today the doctor met with Robyn and Connie (her Mom) to tell her that Quincy had a IVH(Intraventricular hemorrhage)or brain bleed. These are not uncommon in premature babies. They grade them on a 1-4 scale and Quincy has had one on each side of her still developing brain.  One side a 1-2 and the other a 3-4.  Right now she has a little clot that we need to resolve and she will have another scan this Thursday. The doctor doesn't know what the outcome will be but needed to inform them of all possibilities. We have all felt peaceful throughout the week and know that our Heavenly Father loves this little girl and is in control.   We are fasting tonight and tomorrow for this little fighter. We are hopeful and prayerful and know that miracles happen.
I will try to keep family up to date on her progress.  Thank you so much for your kindnesses and words of encouragement and especially your prayers.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

A little move...

Now that we are serving a mission in London, I am having a hard time finding time to blog both places.  Please join us for our adventures on our mission blog.  englandlondonmission-jordan.blogspot.com.
I may post now and again here....

Saturday, June 23, 2012

best. day. ever.

Our Zachary is home after serving an honorable two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He is wonderful.  
I couldn't be happier.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

one. week. from. today.

I can hardly believe it, but this time next week I will be hugging the one with the green glass.   sigh....

Thursday, May 17, 2012