The good news is that Éowyn is strengthening almost by the hour. She has been taken out of the incubator, as she no longer needs the increased oxygen levels and is able to breathe normally in air. This implies that her lung has re-inflated and the trapped air has been re-absorbed, although they will make sure, before she leaves ICU.
Mum is a star and Éowyn has been feeding from her all day. She is also little miss independent and decided that she didn’t need her canula and pulled it out of the back of her hand. Unfortunately, the doctor disagreed, she has not finished her course of antibiotics and so needed it re-inserted, which was a little distressing to watch. She also has a touch of neo-natal jaundice, which is perfectly normal in babies a couple of days old. Her liver is learning to breaking down her food, and should disappear in just over a week. Hence she looks a little yellow in the photos below.
And there is the rub, the real reason why you are here. These are the first photos of our daughter no doubt there will be many more as the days progress.
I would also like to thank you all for your kind messages and can’t wait to introduce Éowyn to you all.
Love Mum and Dad