Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who took my baby!

Who took my sleepy baby and switched her with the monster I find in her bed at midnight? We had a few great nights where she slept for 5 hours, woke up to eat and then slept for 4 more hours! Night before last she woke up at 330am and didn't go back to sleep until 745am! Last night she went to sleep at 8pm, woke up to eat at midnight and wouldn't go back to sleep! At 230am I finally gave up and woke up Addam to try to get her to sleep. We finally just let her cry in her bed, she fell asleep after only a few minutes but seemed very restless the rest of the night. And again she is in the process of waking up from her less then hour nap. Hopefully we'll get some much needed sleep today!

Friday, October 17, 2008

2 weeks old today!

I can't believe this beautiful baby of ours is 2 weeks old already. And holding her head up. She started doing this at day 3! She has gotten much better and sturdier, but obviously still needs a little support. She's changed so much already. And we are so in love with her. Nights have gotten much better. She goes to sleep around 9pm, wakes up to eat around 2am, and then wakes up at about 5:30 in time to tell daddy bye! She just loves to sleep. Her awake time is getting longer during the day as well.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

One week old...yesterday!

Where has the week gone?

Here are some pictures from the last week. Including our hospital room and some views out the windows, oh, and of course sweet baby Ava.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Here's the story!

Here's the full story.

On Thursday (10-2) morning at my appt my blood pressure was even higher so the dr. sent me to the hospital to be induced. We got here at 1pm. They started the cervidil (med to dilate cervix) at 2:30. At 8pm the dr. stopped by to check me and I'd made no progress so she decided to break my water, I had a bit of a breakdown and Addam had to help me from completely freaking out.
I labored overnight and had a few meds to dull the pain but they didn't do much more than just make me loopy. I was progressing, but slowly. At 11:30 on Friday(10-3) I finally gave in got the epidural. I wasn't completely numb but it took the edge off.
Around 4pm Ava's heart rate sky rocketed and wouldn't come back down so we started talking csection. I really wanted to avoid that, but I always knew it was a chance. The dr. brought in the form for me to sign and started prepping me for surgery and the surgery team was in the hall and ready. I asked to be checked one last time ( at 5pm) and was 10cm! The dr gave me the choice to attempt to push but mostlikely not getting anywhere or to go straight to the csec. I knew I had to try everything so we started pushing. 40 min later she made her entrance into the outside world without a csection. Despite the dr saying she wouldn't fit and the fact that she was facing upside down, I still got her here.
She is still on oxygen, partially because of a very small amount of fluid in her lungs (that has gone away) and partially because of the elevation. We just can't seem to get her off that last little bit. We are hopeful that going home (about 2,000ft drop in elevation) will do it for her and we can lose the O2.
We should get to go home today (10-5) as long as she continues to do well.
Feeding has been tough, she just gets so worked up. We've supplimented a little with formula, but hopefully soon we can get her off that as well. Recovery is going well, still sore.
I did get the best birthday present ever, even though she came a few hours before my birthday. The hospital was having an open house yesterday so I still go my bday cake! And every nurse sang 'happy birthday' to me!
I should be sleeping (since it's 430am) but I just can't seem to fall asleep. I'll post more pictures soon.
Our precious baby is just that, precious!



October 3, 2008

5:41pm 7lbs6oz 20in


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Having a baby this month!

Ava will be born this month! I can't believe we made it this far. With the scare of preterm labor at 33 weeks, to the high blood pressure and scare of pre-eclampsia (still could get it), and the 6 weeks of bedrest (yes I'm STILL bored) we never thought we would get to this point. I was sure we would have a September baby! My doctor even made this comment at my appt yesterday. But now I KNOW we will have an October baby! Come on my precious pumpkin, join us! All we know is she will be here before Oct 19! Dr won't let anyone go past 12 days late.