Friday, June 13, 2008

Thank God for miracles...

A co-workers DIL water broke and went into labor over the weekend at 28 weeks. The doctor's did everything they could to prolong the pregnancy. Each day the baby would only get stronger. Then, on Monday during an ultrasound they found that her placenta was tearing away from her uterus, an emergency c-section soon followed.

Forty five minutes later, Menda Elizabeth was born, weighing only 2lbs, 11ozs, and 16 inches long. The doctors were able to give her a shoot when Mom first arrived at the hospital that helped her lungs form in 48 hours. She has only needed to be on a respirator for a short 8 hr period. She is doing very well, although very tiny, she still has a lot of growing to still do.

Here is a picture of her tiny little diaper. It is 3.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. I can fit it in the palm of my hand. It is quite possibly the cutest little thing I have ever seen. Grandma says it too big for her, although it is the smallest preemie diaper that is made.


Anonymous said...

AW, but she's a CUTIE! My thoughts go out to her and her family!

ummmhello said...

She's beautiful. Good things come in small packages, right?? :)