Today Elise turned 10 weeks. It's hard to believe we have a 2-1/2 month old. We're amazed to see how far she's come in these weeks and excited to see how far she will go in her life. In the past couple of days, I've gone back and looked at some of the early pictures of her and am amazed at the difference.
I talked with the doctor this morning about Elise's spell yesterday. She agreed that she's glad it happened in the hospital and not at home. She said we'll see how this week goes and then re-evaluate at the end of the week. So we've got at least another week in the NICU.
While it's hard not to have our baby girl home with us, we are so thankful that the Lord is providing for us through the NICU and that He has made it so abundantly clear that she's not ready to come home. Yesterday I was praying during her car seat challenge that He would have her pass if she was ready but that she would fail if it wasn't time for her to come home. While that prayer wasn't answered in quite the way I had expected, it was answered in that we know it's not time for her to come home.
Please pray for strength for this next week and for Elise to continue to grow so that she can overcome the apnea.