Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Drew you are a delight to our family, God has such wonderful plans for your life. I thank the Lord daily that your heart is so sensative and you are normally quick to obey. You love to please the Lord and obey your mommy and daddy, what a wonderful gift we've been blessed to be stewards over. Your smile lights up my mornings and your energy keeps me on my toes all day. Your imagination keeps me thinking and your kindness and sensitive spirit reminds me each day that my priority is to raise you to be a Man of God - a man of compassion, integrity, love, and self discipline.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I was dropped off at the doctor, then John was suppose to arrive shortly to be present for my appointment - he had left work early to be there. Once I arrived at the doctor John called and had a flat tire on the freeway and wasn't going to make it in time. Of all the days! The tire incident is a story in itself- lets just say God sent a wonderful man who was had the missing parts John needed to get the spare tire pumped up and on our Jetta - it just took a few hours!
When I arrived at the hospital I was informed that most likely they were going to try and stop the labor and get the BP under control, my nurse, though very sweet, wasn't going for the whole induction thing since I was so early. I started to freak out because that wasn't the plan we had discussed earlier. The whole time the nurse was prepping me with questions and information she kept trying to re-enforce that I wasn't going to deliver today. I tried to stay calm, I called John about 20 times but he wasn't answering his cell. Of all the days! This day was turning into a disaster! My BP continued to rise as the hour progressed and I was checked about an hour into my hospital stay and I had already dilated to a 5 without any medication. Not sure what that was all about, except that my body was done with this whole pregnancy, it wanted this baby out!
I didn't see Abby again until 5:00 am the next morning. I was really out of it, couldn't sleep, my vision was all blurred, and I had the most terrible headache known to man - thanks to all that Magnesium. I stayed on the Mag for 24 hours, after that I was sent to the Mom and Baby unit and was able to take a wonderful shower. After the shower I went to see our little peanut again, she was so cute even with the IV in her head and feeding tube up her nose. She peacefully slept in my arms for an hour and then I left to get some rest. The next few days I stayed in the hospital, then came home with hopes of her joining us soon. My BP wasn't under control yet so it was a blessing having her in the NICU. I could visit anytime I wanted, but could also rest at home until the BP medication began to work. We brought out little Abby home exactly 1 week after her birth. She is currently eating 60 CC of breast milk every 3 hours, the rest of the time she sleeps. we do have to monitor her temperature and make sure she stays away from germs, but other than that she is a typical newborn! We're so blessed to have such a cute and healthy baby girl home with her family!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Our little peanut is 8 days old. We survived our first 24 hours at home with three little kids. It was very crazy, but I did manage to get dinner on the table and the kiddo's in bed by 7:15 pm! Now I have a whole ten minutes before I have to pump and feed Abby her 8:00 pm feeding. John took off for a much needed massage, most of the day he spent helping me with laundry, dishes, feeding the kiddo's, and John even took the boys to IHOP & Cabella's this morning so I could sleep after Abby's 8:00 am feeding. What a man, I just love and appreciate him so much! Here are a few pictures of our little Abby, she is consistently eating more and more, I'm anxious to see how much she weighs on Monday morning at her Doctor appointment, Please pray we all stay well, Gabe has a cough and we're doing our best to protect Abby from getting anything, but germs are inevitable with two boys!
Isn't she just the cutest thing?