Archive for January, 2000

Coming Home!

Monday, January 31st, 2000

zelly heads home
we finally get to bring our little girl home — 6 weeks after she’s born. She’s a whopping 3 lbs 12 oz.

We are a FAMILY..

Monday, January 31st, 2000

.. we’ve got our little Zel-ly.
Yes, she’s home. We are now parents-in-fact instead of parents-in-
waiting. She was discharged at around 11:45 and we immediately went
across the street for an eye exam. Her eyes are fine and we’ll go
back in 4 weeks for a followup. We’ll go into the pediatrician
Thursday to weigh her and do a blood test. We’re watching her for
possible anemia, a common concern in premie babies.

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Getting Bigger

Saturday, January 22nd, 2000

Hey, folks! It’s time to reward your patience and give you pictures
of the miracle girl. I finally got comfortable with the scanner and
software so that I could get good images and save them in the correct
format. Hope you all like them.
[note: photos in photo section now]

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Coming home soon?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2000

Well I remember saying awhile back that she would probably be
able to come home at the end of January. If all goes well, my
estimate is prophetic. Unless there are counter-indications over the
weekend, Zelly will be discharged into the loving care of her moms on
Monday, 1/31/00. How’s that for the end of January?

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Up to 3lbs

Tuesday, January 18th, 2000

This update will be short, but sweet, like our Zelly.

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Big Yawn

Saturday, January 15th, 2000

Big Yawn
… Really, she’s not crying, she’s yawning.

Zelly and her Friend

Saturday, January 15th, 2000

Zelly and Piglet
Zelly naps with her buddy, Piglet. Her grandpa gave her Piglet while she was at Swedish in Seattle. Piglet watched over her isolette and inspired her to make grunting noises.

Transfer to Olympia

Friday, January 14th, 2000

Zelly is *finally* being transferred to the local hospital here in
Olympia. Swedish okayed her for transfer Monday evening, but the
insurance companies (we switched jan 1) were fighting over who was
responsible for transit expenses. Our company finally agreed to pay
the cost themselves in order to expedite the move. One of the
insurance carriers will probably end up paying anyway, but they may
not resolve it for months; and since corp. essentially “co-signed” for
the payment, Swedish had their authorization. So once that was taken
care of, we could have moved her yesterday, but the nursery down here
was full! Today they have room, so Zelly is currently en route!

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New Kid In Town

Friday, January 14th, 2000

Ok, our patience has been rewarded. Zelly will be coming to
Olympia this morning to begin her next phase of learning to be a
baby.

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25 days old

Wednesday, January 12th, 2000

Hello to Zelly’s fan club

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