Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Baby Eva's Early Arrival!

My Cousin was 33 weeks pregnant when her baby girl decided it was time to make her debut to the outside world. Baby Eva wasn't expected until August 24th. She made her arrival earlier than expected on July 7th. She came into the world weighing 4 pounds 7.7 ounces. She has improved by leaps and bounds but still has a stay in the NICU ahead of her. Her expected stay in NICU is a minimum of two weeks up to her due date. While she receives the care she needs, Mommy & Daddy need to be as close as possible to her. Travel expenses are adding up, as well as food. They are awaiting a bed at the Ronald Mcdonald house and need funds in the interim to help them get by while being close to Eva during a crucial bonding period.

UPDATE: Little Miss Eva Faith was born to be a fighter. She is off of the CPAP. She is working on learning to to drink, suck, and breathe all at once. Last update from Mommy said that Eva has been taking 10ml of breast milk at a time! She is slowly but surely getting used to life on the outside. Her vital signs have been steady and stable. All of her major organs are functioning perfectly. She is still spending some time under the lights, which is expected with a preemie. She is down to just ONE IV! That is a huge accomplishment!

UPDATE 2: Miss Eva is working her way to graduating out of the incubator. In the meantime, the Ronald McDonald house finally had an opening for Mommy to be right there near Eva! Expenses are adding up, Daddy had to go back to work and is traveling from UVA to home to work to home. Mommy is staying in Charlottesville all the time now, and expenses are incurring there as well. Keep your eyes open for another update regarding expenses soon!

Please consider a donation to help Mommy make it day to day while there, and to help Daddy continue to get to and from work and the hospital! You can click HERE to visit the GoFundMe page.

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