Monday, August 23, 2010

I got to hold Louise!!!!!!! She finally got the last chest tube out and her lung is staying I got to hold her. It felt so good to be able to cuddle with her especially since she has been so sick. She didn't much like getting taken out of her incubator but as soon as she was on Mama's chest she was fine. Matter of fact, she cried when it was time to go back. We are still praying everyday for her health. The neurosurgeon is pulling fluid off of her brain every 2 to 3 days to relieve pressure. I can tell that since they have been doing this "tapping" she is feeling so much better. We are praying that the blood clot that is causing the fluid to build up will resolve on its own and she will not have to have a shunt put in. (The thought of brain surgery for my sweet girl makes me sick to my stomach). Louise has had a very hard 1st few weeks of life and I have a good feeling that things are going to start going her way very soon. Beautiful Lousie (2nd time I held her)

Reece is back on oxygen but other than that she is doing very well!

Ben is holding Reece and I have Charlie. (I need to sprout 2 more arms so we can get Louise in there too)

Charlie and I have a special thing going. Something about him makes me laugh. Every time I see him he is making a funny face or he has scooted himself into some ridiculous position in his bed. He really helps lighten the mood in the NICU.


  1. That is so sweet lucy! I am glad you were finally able to hold little Louise. We have been keeping the Boland babies in our prayers! I am coming to the hospital next week for a little tour. If you want me to bring you lunch, let me know.

  2. YAY for Louise!! I am sooo thrilled that you got to hold her...and how amazing that she cried when you had to put her back in the incubator!! LOVED seeing you today as look GREAT!!! I am so impressed!! Keep the good news coming!

    PS-Can't wait to see those precious dresses and jon-jon on those babies...Christmas will be here before you know it!!!


  3. Love it, Lucy! You are glowing with happiness and the babies are looking wonderful! Still praying for ya'll!!!

  4. I love their little stinkin' cute! You and Ben look like old pros! Love y'all! :)

  5. Congratulations on your little sweet, sweet babies!! I am so glad that you are now able to hold them all! What a big praise. My husband is Kyle, who knows Ben from Ducks Unlimited & I work in Greenville at Pediatric Neurology. The nurse that works with me is a triplet mom (to 17yr olds now!) & I was telling her about you & showing her your babies today. She asked me to pass along information about a triplet group in the area. Please send me an email at so I can send you the info. Kathy, the triplet mom that I work with, said that this was a tremendous group of people for support & helped her get through the tough times since they all know what you're going through. Congratulations again!!!

  6. Hi, Lucy! You don't even know me - I'm a friend of Joni's. I have been praying like crazy for you and your sweet babies for months now. This is the first time I've seen pictures - what darling little buttons you have. It's so good to hear everyone is doing reasonably well. We'll keep up the prayers and wish you the best! Congratulations!