Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cat Scratch Fever

While at home for a tiny bit over the weekend we put leopard print cat claw covers on Moab (she has been scratching the sofa). Terrible photo - but maybe you can see them!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Little Update

Sorry for the lack of updates. Things have been busy. Zooey finally moved out of the admitting wing of the NICU - and made it to the wing they go to before going home. Then she slipped back. She was getting way too tired to feed. They had to put a feeding tube in. They also found she wasn't digesting her food - so they gave her a little O2. These things have helped - but she only eats about half what she should and the rest is put down the tube.

She was also steadily putting on weight and then lost 10 oz last night. I think there is just no way to know when she will be strong enough to go home.

More updates later!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Princess Zooey

I know. Everyone calls their little girl a princess. But this one sure is. She is a spit fire to the nurses in the NICU. She lifts her head and kicks them a lot. She loves to snuggle Mike and I. And she is eating more and more everyday.

I'm so excited for the day she gets to come home!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Zooey Astrid Bristol Browne. Born at 4:30 on March 15 (Ides of March). She was taken via c-section and weighs 3 pounds 6 ounces.

I can't wait to hold her!!!

Here is a video of her. http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/23097376@N07/6986186799

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Spring really is coming. My trees are budding out and bulbs are popping up. These lovely came from a dear friend.

Now if I could only stop sneezing!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Where I Spent The Weekend

Well on Thursday, at our bi-weekly doctors appointment, they freaked out and wanted to helicopter me and the baby to Albuquerque. They said that she was small and not growing. Because of a winter storm we got to drive down instead of going separate.

The first night was scary and terrible. The next morning they did millions of tests. They spent hours measuring every little thing about her. The doctors were really confused because she looks fine.

Los Alamos hospital said she was under the 3% for weight and that blood flow was diminishing. Abq found she is closer to the 30% in weight and getting more than enough blood.

They kept us for 5 days and measured her every day. We had doctors and techs and more doctors look at her. After all of that they send us both hone with a clean bill of health and the comment that since we are both healthy bed rest is not needed either.

They want me to slowly integrate back into going to work and regular life - but they see no reason not to.

What a weekend!