Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Check me out! I have been keeping my own temperature!! I was out of the isolate for a while today all by myself. I liked it except for all the noise. I did enjoy listening to some of the nurses gossip..... what girl doesn't like to dish now and then, but other then that I miss the quiet.
I am a whopping 3lb 14oz. And "nippling" out of a bottle.
The other night mom and dad were talking about pranks and things they did in high school. My parents were rebels. Phew! I don't think they realize how much I heard and understood! Enter evil grin here.
Dad said he liked to put saran wrap on toilet seats and so I lined some saran wrap in a friends diaper.
Ain't I a stinker!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

the blog has been hijacked!!

hijacked people! We have been hijacked! Good thing I was on here and saw that someone has posted some blackmail pictures of me in my C-PAP. Mom thinks that the c-pap is funny, and says "now I look exactly like dad".
That leaves me to believe it was her that stole my password. She did change my diaper last night and that is where I keep all my important paperwork. Two can play at this game. She forgets I am a computer wiz- truly my dad's child.

Nice covered wagon!!! HA HA HA!!

not sure what day it is

Hey there. How are you doing? I am pretty good. I have figured out how to use the font size thing as you can see.  I got a bath yesterday by mom. She was nervous.... what is she going to do when she can take me home, and has to change my diapers by herself??
I can tell you... "Ahhhh, FREAK OUT."
I barfed on her too, but she is totally used to that from my big sister "puker dooker." Looks like no new carpet for my room.. ha ha ha!!!
For the last week or so mom has been talking to the nurses about dum dum dum... food storage. Boring! Finally last night she read to me a little. We read "The Origin and Destiny of Woman" by John Taylor. In it he says that in the pre-exsistance we chose our parents, our spouse, and a guardian angel. How amazing is that!!!! It got me thinking about Britta. We chose our parents .... (although I am starting to question an exchange policy for that decision) and we also picked each other as sisters and decided she would be my guardian angel. She is so feisty, I know she is a perfect choice for a guardian angel. The famous women in history are the ones who don't play by the rules- they kicked butt and took names. That's definitely my sister.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I am happy to report that I am 3 pounds and 7 ounces!.... and yet I am still able to keep my girlish figure. The nurses have been dressing me lately, and mom says I "look like a real baby." I am not sure how to take that comment. What was I like before? Chopped liver?? I like my onesies- they are cute, and at night the other babies and I sneak into each others rooms and have fashion shows. It's a girl thing.
My feeding tube has been moved and now goes down my nose and not my mouth, so non nutritive nursing with mom made much more sense today. But speaking of mom.... she is kind of loosing it. ....well, lost it. She can't remember anything- so please do not take offense if she is nutty or forgets to say thank you.  I am surprised she can find her way to the hospital. She has been telling  me about all of the blessings that have come to our family, and how blessed she is to have such wonderful people that have helped us so much. She says the biggest blessing is me, and having been sent to the hospital that I am at. She knows that with out the doctors doing that, I wouldn't be here either.
I wanted to share this picture of me and my sister. We have been thinking allot about her lately. We miss her but what I think is the most amazing blessing of all is the eternal bond we all share and that we can have her again.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

day 34

Mom came to see me at the hospital today. She has come here but not held me for a few days because my family has been sick, and although mom has not been sick- she didn't want to take the chance of giving me anything. When you are barely 2 lbs the "green apple quick step" could be very devastating.
So we snuggled and tried some non-nutritive nursing. Mom kept laughing at the faces I was making- but what did she expect! I was very smiley tonight, everyone kept asking me what I was smiling about- but I didn't tell.
Mom and I talked a bit, and she told me about Britta's funeral. She said it was really beautiful, but the hardest part was leaving her at the cemetery. It felt like she was leaving here there- even though she knew very well that she wasn't..... her remains maybe but not her.
Overall it was a good day, and I am doing well. The tests on my heart show improvement and I am being weaned down little by little on my oxygen. I had some clothes on today too- one of the nurses dressed me and I looked so stinkin' cute in that onesie. Mom keeps telling me my job is to get fat, and I am working on it. I better get to sleep- I wish the baby in the next room would be quiet!
Good night.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Map and Directions to Britta's Funeral

Below are directions and maps to the Gary Rd. LDS church building where the funeral services are being held.

Don't forget the service will start at 10 AM.

These are directions from I-10 E                .

1. Head east on I-10 E
for 9.1 mi
2. Take exit 154 to merge onto US-60 E toward Mesa – Globe
 for 18.8 mi
3. Take exit 190B for Arizona 202 S           
                for 0.6 mi
4. Merge onto AZ-202 S                
                for 1.8 mi
5. Take exit 33 for Elliot Rd          
                for 0.4 mi
6. Turn left onto E Elliot Rd          
                for 0.5 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto S Ellsworth Rd               
                for 6.2 mi
8. Continue onto S Ellsworth Loop           
                for 0.3 mi
9. Turn left onto E Rittenhouse Rd           
                for 4.3 mi
10. Continue onto N Gary Rd
for 2.3 mi

Destination will be on the right
33794 N Gary Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142



Monday, January 16, 2012

Britta's Funeral

Britta's funeral will be Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10 AM. Services will be held at the LDS church building located at 33794 N Gary Rd, Queen Creek, AZ, 85142.

A map and directions will be forth coming.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 25

Delia here with some news bitter sweet. Britta passed away yesterday. She was telling all of us that she was ready to return to Heavenly Father. Her heartbeat kept dropping and the nurses kept bagging her to get her stable again. The doctors called Mom and Dad and said she was struggling and that they would keep her alive for as long as they could but that she would not last too much longer. Mom and Dad came to the hospital yesterday and held both of us at the same time. It was so good to finally see Britta face to face again on Earth. She is so beautiful.... (and don't forget we are identical) First Mom held us then Dad held us. Britta kept moving her head from side to side, mom has always been amazed by our strength. "Babies don't move like this!" She says. We all cried allot but laughed too. Mom was holding me and dad was holding Britta when she passed. Mom noticed that I started to smile, I have not told her I was seeing Britta but I think she figured it out.
Britta told me how good she feels, not being held down by all the wires and tubes. She has allot of work to do on the other side- and I know it is the feisty ones that get stuff done. We all know that we will see her again, and we know she is watching over us. Mom and dad have said that death can be a spiritual experience if you let it... man, my parents are smart. I have been moved into Britta's room per mom and dad's request. The nurses said they could move me down the hall so they would not have to walk by Britta's room. They said all the parents do that, but mom and dad thought that was sad. All those babies in the NICU need to be remembered for their life not death. So now, Britta's room is our room.
We will let you know when her service will be so you can attend if you would like.

Friday, January 6, 2012

day 18

Britta here. Man did i have a BIG day today! A EEG and an MRI and an exam from a neurologist on the side. Phew! The doctors are trying to find out why I am not breathing and swallowing on my own. I could tell them..... but that would be too easy and I want to make them work for it. Mom got to the hospital in the morning so she could go with me to Phoenix Children's campus for the MRI. I already had my EEG in the early morning and I did not mind that too much. I do need a wash and blow out though. All the little things they stuck on my head left my hair gunky and took all the body out of my hair-do. We got taken over to the other hospital in a cool ambulance. I was looking around and checking things out during the ride- lots of cool stuff in there. My brother will be jealous when I brag about it later. It is un-heard of for a baby to get taken to the other hospital and then brought back. All the staff were talking about it and one of the doctors said in the 10 years she had been at Good Sam that has never happened. I know it was because of Heavenly Father watching out for us. If I had not gotten approved to be transferred back my parents would have had to visit me at one hospital and then Delia at the other, and I want to be with my sister. The MRI did not take too long, and I don't really remember it because they put me to sleep for it. On the way back I did have a small tantrum and let my oxygen stats drop. I like to do that- my mom's face turns a great blue color! The other night at the hospital mom was holding me and talking to one of the nurses. They were talking about how my resting heart rate is 160. The nurse said that she never has a baby go over 200, most babies when they are upset will read at 180. ....Not me! I go to 210 in a second!! I like to let people know when I am mad, and I know how to throw a tantrum. I always hear the nurses tell my parents how feisty we are.
So now, mom and dad are waiting the results for the tests. Cordelia is doing good. Her CO2 levels were high and so she was put on a C-pap machine. It is a mask that goes over her nose and just gives her a little extra pressure with the oxygen. My dad wears one at night because he has sleep apnea. She looks just like him!  All that happened when mom and I were gone to the other hospital. I think she was upset when we left. I am so glad I get to stay with her.
I am lucky. So many of the babies parent's parents never come and visit them. If you walk by their rooms you just see a small baby in a big empty room. Mom said that today even though it was just me and her in my room it felt like it was full. She knew there were family members in there with us, and ministering angles... and there were. How Lucky I am to have family on both sides of the veil hanging out with me!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

day 12

Cord here. My sister was supposed to post but she stayed up last night to welcome 2012. She had a party in her room with all the other NICU babies. I was way too tired, so I missed the excitement.  Britta got her IV out and she is feeling good. Those things can be so annoying. We are both doing okay and welcome a new year with new beginnings.