Anna Catherine Update 06/20/2014

Hey ya’ll just a quick update to let you know I’m 5 lbs 1 oz and 17.5 inches tall.

Its been a real exciting week for me. My Daddy flew home to see me and Ms Joylynn took a whole lot of photos of us together. Everyone is telling me that I look so much like my daddy. I don’t see what they are talking about, he is taller and has longer hair. We had a great Fathers Day together, Nurse Katie helped me make a Fathers Day card using my footprints in the shape of a heart. Daddy likes to play games with me and my toys. He also tickles my cheeks, arms, and nose.

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Tuesday I flew in a private airplane to the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas TX to meet some new friends.  This was my first trip outside of the NICU and first time flying in an airplane. Deep down I think I’m a traveler like my daddy, so I was real excited to get out and see the world.  It was lots of fun, there is so much to see and look at.  I like looking around as my transport team takes me places. I missed my primary nurses, but Nurse Britney from the Dallas transport team took real good care of me. Below is a photo of the special bed she brought for me.

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I have a lot more to tell you about my fun trip… but its getting to be my nap time.  So stay on the lookout for my next post.

You can see all of my progress reports and photos on my dedicated webpage.   If you want to send me a message you can email my mommy at ThibodeauxMom@live.com and she will relay your message to me when I wake up from my nap.

Stay cute America!

Love,
Anna Catherine

 


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Anna Catherine Update 06/08/2014

Hey ya’ll just a quick update to let you know I’m 4 lbs 13.2 oz and 16.34 inches tall.

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I am doing real good this week.  Mommy holds me all the time, and my breathing is getting better and better.

You can see all of my progress reports and photos on my dedicated webpage.   If you want to send me a message you can email my mommy at ThibodeauxMom@live.com and she will relay your message to me when I wake up from my nap.

Stay cute America!

Love,
Anna Catherine

 


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Miss USA

Last week we found out that the Miss USA team wanted to pay me a visit.  All the pretty contestants are in Baton Rouge for the big Miss USA pageant this week.  The girls wanted to swing by and  talk to us, take some photos, videos, and learn about the great team working at Woman’s hospital.

Mommy asked the doctor and the doctor said:  “Anna Catherine you are doing so good.  Your friends from Miss USA can come visit as long as they wash their hands real good and take their temperature.”

Gigi, Mommy, and I were real excited.   Gigi made me a pretty pink sash that read “Miss NICU”.  The nurses hung pretty letters over my crib that spelled my name.

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Sleepy Miss NICU

 

I was in the middle of a good nap when all my friends from Miss USA came to see me.  I could hardly open my eyes.  At best I could only open one eye at a time.  For the most part I slept during all of this excitement.  But thirty minutes after all the excitement was over I was wide awake and ready to play.  Go figure.

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The girls talked to Mommy for a long time asking all kind of questions about me.  They were so nice and friendly. They signed my blanket with sweet messages and gave me a beautiful tiara.

Miss USA Contestants talk to Mommy

 

Miss USA gave me a tiara

We took many photos; Woman’s Hospital put one of me and the Miss USA contestants their Facebook page.

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Thank you Woman’s Hospital and Miss USA, this was a wonderful experience.

 


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Anna Catherine Update 06/01/2014

Hey ya’ll just a quick update to let you know I’m 4 months old.  I am getting taller, measuring 16.5 inches and I weigh 4 lbs 12.5 oz.   

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I like to suck my pacifier, ride in my swing, and be held by my mommy every day!

I have been working very hard getting off of the ventilator .  First the doctors downgraded me from the ventilator to vapotherm;  As of yesterday I have been downgraded from vapotherm to a high flow cannula.  My mommy tells me how proud she is of me; I’m breathing like a big girl!

Mommy has been busy with me and with the new house.  She met with Ellen to pick out fabric for drapes, my drapes are going to be so pretty!  Mommy also met with Anthony and Ellen to discuss our cabinets for the house, this was not nearly as much fun as the fabric!

Stay cute America,

Love,
Anna Catherine

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