Wow, what a week we’ve had! Jordan came from the hospital and began not twice weekly but daily sonograms, but on Wednesday they called her to come back to the hospital and told them that the baby would be born on Friday, if not before. As it turned out, Baby Compton made her arrival via emergency c-section on Wednesday night, weighing in at 1 pound 5 ounces and measuring 12 1/4″! Her name is Rachael Leigh Compton and is known as Rae. Mommy and Daddy, Jordan and Marc, are still absorbing the wonder of all that she is.
Even preemies have to have diapers changed and even though they are very, very tiny, those diapers come to her armpits! Last evening, Mommy got to hold her for the first time. Imagine holding a baby this size?
Rae is a feisty little girl, surprising medical personnel by getting off the ventilator earlier than they expected. They’ve been told that it isn’t uncommon for these tiny ones to have to go back on it, but lots of people are praying and Rae is in God’s care.
On Friday, I had outpatient sinus surgery. I’ve heard from lots of people who have had the surgery, including horror stories, but I can honestly say I haven’t had any pain, other than a mild headache before we came home. The biggest thing is that my head is still stuffy and my nose is drippy and I’m not supposed to blow my nose. My post-op instructions say that could last for several weeks, so I’ll just have to be patient. In the meantime, I look pretty normal, no black eyes or anything. By the end of the week, I’m supposed to be back to 50% of my normal activity.
Expect to see more pictures of our beautiful great-granddaughter coming soon!