Friday, September 29, 2006

Full Story

Courtney asked me to post this for her:

Ok, so here are the details short of a full on birth story.

I woke up Sunday night around 1:30 with a few questionable tinges. I moved over to my left side and still felt them. Got up to pee around 3:30 and...gush. There went the water. EVERYWHERE.

She was born at 12:26 on Monday September 25, 2006. 5 lbs even and 18 inches long. She came out pink and crying, so I knew that was a good sign.

She was having a bit of a struggle breathing so thats when they decided to take her to Kosairs and put her on a ventilator so she didn't wear her little self out.

As of this evening, Thursday Sept 28th, she's still doing great. They took her off the ventilator last night and now she's just on oxygen. The main thing they are looking at is her resperations per minute. The drs like them to be between 30-60, when we first got there they were around 80-100, now they are saying around 50-60. It's great news. She also had an aterial line in her belly button, so they could get blood samples easily, and they took that out. One step closer to being able to hold her. She's still a little sensitive to touch so we are holding off on that too. They also put her on a billi light as a pre emptive step.

Adam or I haven't been able to hold her yet and I wasn't ready to have her yet. Since this was our last baby this was my last time being pregnant. I wasn't done feeling her move, I wasn't done protecting her, I just wasn't done.

I feel very empty and almost violated. Conner has been amazing and patient with his tired mom and dad and is pretty confused about where the baby went.

He's just enthralled with the breastpump too.

If you can't tell I'm a mess of hormones.

Click on the picture for some more!

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  1. Major congratulations. I hope all continues to go well!

  2. She is beautiful. I think she looks like Conner.

  3. Your darling girl sounds like you. She knows what she wants to do and then moves in that direction. She was like “hey mom, it’s time to get started!” I’m happy that she is here and you are all together. I know she was early and you didn't have much time to adjust to your pregnancy ending, but focus on this: now you can have 2 darling kiddos on Halloween. I know you’re crafty!
    In all seriousness, I cannot imagine how difficult that it must be to be unable to hold her. It will be amazing when you finally have her in your arms. Until then, you’re her mom and she knows you are there. CONGRATULATIONS again!!!!

  4. Congratulations! Ryan mentioned this to me yesterday (Thursday) off the cuff and I said, "What?!" Wow! Congratulations again and I'm glad to hear she is doing well.

  5. A BABY!!
    She's beautiful. Congratulations!!
    Hope you all get to come home soon A BABY!!
    She's beautiful. Congratulations!!
    Hope you all get to come home soon <3

  6. Hi Ceece,
    My son was born around 33 weeks. I was sitting at the table on Labor Day and my water broke--no warning. He wasn't due until the end of October.
    He weighed 5 pounds 20 oz. and could breathe fine. We had to wait on his sucking reflex to develop so he could eat enought to go home.
    It's hard, I know. Part of you is trying to appreciate that your baby doesn't have any scary health problems but a big part of you is disappointed things didn't go according to plan. Lily will be fine, and you'll be OK too. When a baby makes an early entrance, it knocks you off balance.