Juliana received her final dose of the indomethacin at 5AM this morning. Her stats have looked really good today, and she is resting comfortably on her tummy. They will be doing a scan on her heart tomorrow morning to check the progress of the ductus. Since she is doing so well, they said that it is a possibility that Jen could do some kangaroo care tomorrow night! Kangaroo care is skin-to-skin contact between parent and child and is really good for both of them. Jen will get to hold Juliana for the first time. We’re crossing our fingers that it will happen tomorrow night.

21 thoughts on “11/14/09

  1. Praise God. Yes, it does a wonder for mommy and baby…as well as daddy and baby. It will boost/encourage both infant and parent, emotionally as well as physically. We’re so excited for you! This will be very special time. We continue to pray for your family. May God continue working out His miracles in your lives.

  2. Praise God for all His love and watchful care over Juliana. We are encouraged with this report and will be praying her ductus will close and Juliana can look forward to her mother’s first embrace very soon! God bless you all and may you experience extra blessings on this Sabbath day. Love you!

  3. Such awesome news! Will be praying that things continue to go well so that Jen and Juliana can have some wonderful mommy/daughter bonding time! Happy Sabbath to the three of you!

  4. Hello Mr & Mrs Payne,

    I am so happy about Juliana’s progress. May the almighty God continue to lay his healing hands on her. And to both of you, may he give you the strength you need. You are in my prayers.

    Jumi’s mom

  5. oh what an extra special Sabbath this will be to hold Juliana! My prayers continue for healing and growth.

  6. What a blessing it will be to hold her. Rock that precious little girl for hours if they let you!

  7. I’m so hoping Jen is able to hold Juliana tomorrow! How exciting — it actually brought tears to my eyes!

    Praying that Juliana’s little heart is healed and that you all have a extra special visit tomorrow! It’s going to be hard to lay Juliana back down once you’re able to hold her — little babies are just so precious! So happy and excited for you guys!!! 🙂 WOW!!!

  8. That is AWESOME news – and remember that YOU can do kangaroo care too, Jason!! GREAT for bonding with daddy too!

  9. HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope it works out that you guys can hold her tomorrow night. What wonderful, wonderful news. It brought tears to my eyes to think of you holding your sweet girl for the first time :). Thanks for your faithful updates.

  10. Jen and Jason,
    I normally do not comment on blogs but this time I felt compelled to do so.
    I came across your blog today and read it.
    My heart goes out to both of you and at the same time I was excited to read that you guys get to start kangaroo care. WONDERFUL!!

    I wanted to share a story with you that I think you may enjoy (I hope at least you do)
    My great grandmother was born in 1918. Obviously in that age the medical equipment was nowhere near what they have today.
    She was born premature weighted 1 pound 2 oz. She was the size of a barbie doll.
    She was put into a cigar box lined with strips of cloth and set on the open door to a stove (back then they heated the stoves with wood) to keep her warm.
    Obviously they was given nothing but bad news however my great grandmother fought and struggled day to day beating the odds, and grew into a wonderful woman, sister, mother, grand mother and great grandmother.
    Your sweet little Juliana reminds me of my great grandmother on how she is holding strong for your family.
    She is a fighter!
    All will go well I can feel this. Remember thou sometimes life will throw a rock into your path, you may stumble but you will always stand right back up and keep walking.

  11. Oh, this is so exciting! What will it be like to feel her skin against yours, Jen. It brings tears to my eyes just to think about it. Please give her hugs and kisses from us.

  12. I’m so happy to hear Juliana is doin well. Kangaroo care is wonderful! I cried the first time i did kangaroo care with my daughter. It was an amazing feeling. In praying you get to tomorrow night.

  13. This is great news. We continue to pray for Juliana, you two, and your medical team in classes each day. The kids will be excited to know that you will have a chance to hold her – and so am I. God is good.

  14. FINALLY! I know your arms have been aching to hold your baby. I’m rejoicing with you that this next step is so close. BRING YOUR CAMERA!

  15. What an exciting breakthrough! We are cheering you on all the way! Lots of love being sent from Tennessee.

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