Thursday, October 22, 2009

She's Here

Ali Anne made her debut last Thursday, October 15th, at 10:35 AM. She weighed 5 lb 6 oz and was 19 in long. I have NO IDEA where she was in my tummy!!

They tried the version twice to turn her. I do not recommend this. It was EXTREMELY painful. I have NEVER hurt so bad. It also didn't work. I ended up having a c-section. Everything went fine. My heart rate shot up when I heard her cry for the first time and it took the doctors a little bit to get it back down and then my blood pressure bottomed out so that was a little scary.

Ali Anne needed a little oxygen for just a few minutes after she born but then she was fine. Her glucose level was a little low (19) so she was on an IV for 36 hours. I didn't even get to see her until 5:00 that night because they were trying to get it up. They did stop by the nursery window when they were moving me to my room and let me look through the window. Burt and Mom stayed in the nursery most of the day with her.

She is absolutely beautiful and I stand in awe that she is real and actually mine. We are giving God all of the glory for this beautiful little miracle.

I will attach some more pictures later. But here is the one we took of her before we left the hospital. She was WAY too small for her preemie going home outfit so she wore a baby doll outfit.

We came home on Sunday and had to go back on Monday for a weight check and billirubin check. her bili was 10.5 when we left the hospital. On Monday she weighed 5 lbs and her bili was 11.6. They changed her formula from original Enfamil to Enfamil 24 calorie. We went back yesterday and her bili was 10.4 and her weight was up to 5lbs 2 ozs. We will take her back on Thursday to check everything again.

Oh and big news - at 32 hours old - Ali Anne flipped over from her back to her tummy. We thought it was just a fluke, but she has continued to do it every day - several times a day!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Not much has happened the past few weeks. I saw Dr. Perry twice last week and he other than being very small, Ali Anne is doing GREAT. Last Monday she weighed approximately 4 lb 3 oz. Then I saw Dr. Connell twice this week and had 2 non-stress tests. Both were perfect.

When I saw Dr. Connell on Monday he checked me and said AA was still breech and that I had not dilated at all - I hadn't even thinned out any.

I was having a few contractions on Monday. I had like 4 in an hour but they weren't hard and then I might have one and then another one 15 minutes later and then another one 5 minutes later and then another one an hour later. I have been doing this most of the week.

Then I went back to see Dr. Connell on Thursday. He checked me again and said I have dilated some and he "THINKS" AA has turned. His words were "if she hasn't turned, her butt has gotten REALLY hard and skinny in the past 3 days"!! HA!! We had a ton of questions for him and he was SUPER patient with us. And before we left, we scheduled an induction day of THURSDAY, Oct 15th - 6 days from now!!!! I am so EXCITED!!! I can't believe she will be here so soon!!! I still have so much to do!!!!

We have to be at the hospital (River Region in Vicksburg) at 6 am Thursday for lab work and an ultrasound and if she is breech then he will try to turn her and if it doesn't work we will have a section!!!