Oh sweet, beautiful, tiny Emma,
We are so lucky to have you here! You gave us quite a scare when you decided to make your earthly debut at 29 weeks and 5 days gestation! Those first few weeks were so scary and so incredibly hard on your precious mama. Your tiny, tiny body, just 2 pounds 13 oz, needed some more time to grow. You weren’t quite ready to take on this world by yourself. That didn’t stop you from defying the odds and handling your premature birth like a boss!
I finally got to meet you when you were just over 1 month old. Wow! You had already gained two pounds! You go girl. I am so lucky your amazing parents let me photograph what a day in your life is like. The amount of tubes and monitors (which is a lot) will never exceed the amount of love your family, nurses, and doctors have for you. Your big brother is dying to meet you in person and hold your tiny hand. He already loves you so much and he has only seen you through a window.
Bless her momma for wanting to share these pictures with all of you. I know when Emma was first born, they were both pretty hesitant about showing non-family members any photos because she was so tiny and the whole situation was (and still can be) just overwhelming. However, they wanted you all to see that the love and care Emma has received is so wonderful. They hope that by sharing these photo that it may be a benefit for anyone that has to experience the NICU. It is their desire that you too will know that all the staff members are doing everything they can to keep your baby stable and on the road to a healthy future. The staff at Utah Valley Hospital have been so wonderful, kind, and caring. They couldn’t imagine having better care anywhere else.
Lots of love baby Emma!