Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh busy day

I had a follow-up appointment today at the Mother Baby Care unit where I delivered Carleigh so my mom drove me there this afternoon. Renee, who is the lactation consultant, did my visit with me. She went over a list of things to make sure I was healing and feeling well (both physically and emotionally) and she also took my BP. She gave me a certificate of life for Carleigh and also a little note of sympathy from the nurses who took care of me during my stay.

Today Carleigh's obituary ran in several papers. I have the one out of Wilmington's paper thanks to Lindsey. She picked me up one while I was at the hospital for my visit.

Today I have been busy sorting through and editing pictures, scanning various things onto the computer, completing Carleigh's baby book, and preparing her scrapbook. It's a lot of work! I've made a small dent in what needs to be done and I'll be working on everything more tomorrow. Carleigh's baby book is as completed as I can get it for now and now it is time to start on her scrapbook, which will take a lot of time. I've already got some pictures printed out and I plan on printing out some more this evening to prepare. Tomorrow evening Anthony and I will be going over to Lindsey and Jarrod's house to take the pictures over for Carleigh's slideshow. Jarrod is putting together one for her service on Saturday. I know it will be so amazing and I have no doubt it will make me cry. I also need to call Dr. F's office and schedule a 2 week and 6 week follow-up with her.

I got an email from Heidi at Duke saying that they got the blood samples from me and Anthony and also Carleigh's cord blood. She also said she got the pictures of Carleigh's head I sent her. They have started chromosome analysis on Carleigh's blood and she will call us when they have the results, which will be approximately 4 weeks.


Brooks said...

I hope doing Carliegh's scrapbook and pictures will be very healing for you. I love the certificate of life the hospital gave you. I think it was very appropriate. God Bless you Holly.

The Martin Family said...

I just wanted to leave a little hello to let you know you are still in my thoughts. I am sure you will do a wonderful job on Carleigh's scrapbook. God Bless.

nickiemyers said...

I am still thinking of you. I am still not really sure what to say. Just wish I could give you a real hug. (((((HUGS))))))


Andi Soergel said...

Just a little note to say how great it is that you received a certificate of life! That must be so meaningful to you. You remain and will remain in our prayers!

Lorraine from Wilmington, DE said...

I just wanted to say that you and your husband are some of the most amazing people that I have ever seen. Carleigh looks like a little angel and she is absolutely beautiful. You and your family are in my prayers.

The Balduccis said...

Just saying Hi Holly and I am still thinking of you...it seems you have everything together. The certificate of life was really nice as well! It seems the staff was amazing!!!

Betty said...

I'm anxious to see how the Duke study goes. I wonder what they will find or if they will be able to tell what caused her anencephaly.

Anonymous said...

I saw Carleigh's obituary in Tuesday's Dayton Daily News. I have been praying for you and your entire family throughout this whole journey and will continue to pray for your healing.

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