Wednesday, January 16, 2013

She's finally home...

It's a miracle...she finally came home last night. The doctors said she would have to stay in hospital 7-10 days and it was only 5 days :) the only bad thing is with her being in the hospital this long my first night with her wasn't good. She kept me up all night and would not sleep unless I was holding her...sigh. I am exhausted. So Kevin woke up this morning and took care of her until he had to go to work. I love seeing him with his daughter. And I got to sleep for an hour. So she slept on and off for a few hours while I cat napped and then we woke up so I could feed her and don't you know it she is sleeping by herself in the bassinet. Spoiled little girl already :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

4 days post op....

My little girl had surgery on Thursday Jan 10th when she was only 3 days old. It broke my heart to see her have to go through this. Surgery took almost 2 hours but it went great. Turns out the growth was a tumor and it was connected to her tailbone so they removed the tumor and her tailbone. And her rectum was moved because of the tumor so they fixed that as well. I have never felt so much love for someone when I delivered her besides my husband. And that hurts to see someone you love go through something like this and your so helpless and can't do anything about it. She was so groggy after surgery she just slept so we kissed her good night and left the hospital. I delivered on Monday and we stayed at the hospital until the day of her surgery so if I wanted to see her I just had to walk down the hall. This was the first time I was actually leaving the hospital and it was so hard to say goodbye to her. I knew I couldn't get out of bed and walk down the hall whenever I wanted to see her. I had to wait for someone to drive me up to the hospital to see her. I of course broke down when we left the hospital but realized she would be home soon. The doctor said she would have to stay in hospital 7-10 days at the most, depending on how she recovers. I called and checked on her before I went to bed and as soon as I got up. They had to place a drain in her bottom to help drain fluids and she had 2 Iv's in her hands. It broke my heart and with this drain and the stitches all the way up her butt we couldn't hold her. So we just had to visit with her which I didn't mind because I still got to see her. Day 3 she was getting much better. She was responding better and they started feeding her breast milk on day 2. With her eating they decreased her fluids in her IV which was great. They started feeding her 20ccs on day 2 and now on day 4 they are now feeding her 43ccs which is an ounce and a half. They finally pulled her drain out today which is great news and both her IV's. Except they had to put one in her head because she kept pulling the ones out of her hands. And she hasn't had any morphine since Sunday which they only had to give her twice compared to other days. So hopefully she can come home sooner than expected. Please keep praying for my precious Savannah.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

She's here......

We are so excited to announce our lil miracle baby is here! Savannah Grace came into this world at 8:49am on Monday January 7th. She weighed 6lbs 14oz and is 19.25 inches long. and of course she is the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen.

We've had some bumps along the way during my pregnancy. They saw a growth of some sort during the ultrasounds but wanted to make a game plan once she was born. So the growth is bigger than what I expected. Her growth is the talk of the hospital, they have never seen anything like this. I can't tell you how many doctors we have seen since she was born. As of right now she's had an ultrasound, x rays and as we speak is getting an mri. poor girl and she's only 2 days old. They say they think it's only a cyst or maybe a duplicate intestine, thus the mri to determine where it's coming from. They took her from us at 11:30pm last night for the NICU, we got to go see her about12:30am to feed her one last time. We last saw her about noon today still waiting for mri. Poor little girl hasn't ate since 12:30 last night.

And since I like to document everything we came to hospital last Friday Jan 4 because I was having contractions and lower back pain. They put me on the NST machine for an hour to observe me. I was having contractions just not close together as they wanted. and since I was only 38 weeks they couldn't induce me so they sent me home. But told me my cervix was 75% effaced so shouldn't be much longer. I was busy all weekend on purpose, I wanted this lil girl out. So Sunday nothing was happening so we went to bed expecting to go to work the next morning. Well lil miss had other plans as my water broke at 3:45am woke me out of sleeping. I ran to the bathroom and a huge gush came out. I yelled for Kevin and he jumped out of bed. He got everything together while I was in pain waiting and we finally made it to the hospital a little after 4am. I got the epidural and started pushing at 8:10am. So I only pushed for 40 mins and was only in labor for 5 hours. that tells me she wanted out haha. I can't wait to share these stories with her.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

38 weeks 3 days

My dr sent me to hospital yesterday due to contractions, lower back pain and tailbone pain. Hospital put me on nst machine and contractions were there just not where they needed to be. I was 75% effaced which means I'm close to active labor. They sent me home but said it could be any day now :) praying it happens soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

37 Weeks

I can't believe I'm 37 weeks already. I'll actually be 38 weeks Thursday. Saw baby girl on ultrasound lasts week and she's getting so big so hopefully not much longer. Next Dr appt is Friday so I'll find out if I get to be induced or if he'll make me stay pregnant :) She's dropping so I'm feeling more pressure and Braxton hicks contractions are getting stronger. So maybe the next time I write this I'll have my baby girl.

Christmas was great, our last one just the two of us. So we enjoyed it. spent the day with my his family and just exchanged gifts with my family later in the evening.

The weekend before got maternity pics done. here's one of them...