Jan. 16, 2008 part II

Miss Zoë is sleeping on her back tonight, swaddled in a blanket.  The only news to report is that the pressure on her respirator got dropped down and her xrays are improved today over yesterday, so her lungs are opening up.

Several people have asked how big she is and I know hearing the measurements doesn’t really convey how tiny she is. I was hoping to get a photo tonight of her whole body compared to my hands…I can cover her entire torso with one hand…but all swaddled and with her face shaded from the light so she’d relax that just wasn’t possible. Instead, here is her tiny little foot against my hand.

This one is really grainy.  We don’t use the flash and she was so relaxed, we didn’t want to uncover her incubator too much.

And, because her tiny feet are just so damn cute…

The chicken is a rattle and is as big as she is.  The Blue Jay is a Beanie Baby that the NICU uses to prop various things up, from tubes to her little legs.  The bean filling lets it conform to whatever shape they need and she seems to like to cuddle with it.  So, how big is she?  Itty Bitty.

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    lisa4011 said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 5:50 am

    Wow! She really is incredibly perfect then! Most micros are fairly ugly, I just figured Zoe had more time to ripen, so to speak, but apparently not. For being so incredibly tiny, she’s perfectly formed and beautiful. I spent several minutes staring at my hand, just imagining how tiny she really is. Thank you for giving us a size reference!

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    Peggy said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 6:17 am

    I can’t get over how perfect she is. What a tiny wonder. I think of her and Lennox every day. Thank you for the update.

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    Babyamore (Trish) said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 8:07 am

    wow she itty bitti what a cute nickname … her tiny tootsie is amazing. Don’t disturb her for us.

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    Stacie said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 8:31 am

    Wow. That photo of her foot against your hand is just incredible. What an amazing little girl she is.

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