Saturday, 5 July 2008

Isabel Grace

Well, a lot has happened since I last posted. Namely, a sort of unexpected c-section and birth of our new daughter, (yes, it's a girl!) Isabel Grace. It was sort of unexpected because I had a version scheduled for this past Tuesday, then on Monday my doctor cancelled that and scheduled it for the next Tuesday. Then the very next day (Tuesday), I went to the high risk OB group that I was referred too because supposedly the baby was too small and that doctor scheduled the version with induction and possible c-section for Wednesday, he didn't want to wait the extra week. (Did you follow all that?) Well, the version didn't work, that's where they manually flip the baby around by pressing on your stomach because of a breech presentation, so I ended up having a c-section. I was not happy about that at all! However I'm doing fairly well. I was up walking six hours after the surgery and I don't have that many complaints besides my lower back feels like I was plummeted by a hammer because of the epidural. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about little Isabel. Despite the ultrasound predictions of a 4 lb. 11 oz weight, she actually weighed in at a normal, 5 lb. 7 oz and 20 1/2 in long (normal for 37 wks that is). However, she's had difficulty breathing regularly and was on a CPAP machine for the first two days. Now, she's mostly having difficulties digesting--they're giving her some breastmilk through an NG tube but she's not processing it so she's on hyperal through a PICC line as well. Hopefully, things will continue progressing so she'll be able to come home soon from the NICU.
Sorry for the slimey pictures, I forgot to take more these last couple of days. It's been a little stressful. :)


Michelle and Nick said...

Hey Kami,
This is Val but I am logged in on my sister's computer. I am so happy for you guys - sorry that you had to have a C-section. I can't wait to meet Isabel when she's up for it. :-) And I hope Leo is okay being girl-trapped. I'll see ya when I get back.

Anonymous said...

Kami - sooo good to see your beautiful little baby!!! I hope she is continuing to get stronger!! We are thinking of you!@

Maria said...

Kami! oh my. I had no idea that you were that far along. All the pics before you still looked tiny! I am so glad everything went well. I hope that your sweet little angel can come home soon, too. Congratulations, Kami. You look beautiful in Kayli's pics by the way.

Hanah said...

Kami your pictures are so tender of you and your sweet little baby!I love her name, and think she is beautiful despite the slime. :D It's really not that bad, (I didn't even notice it) Our hearts and prayers go out to you, and your sweet family. We are happy to hear that little Isabel is progressing. Hope your back starts feeling better soon! Glad that even though you didn't want it, that the surgery went well! Keep us updated. :) God Bless!

Lynn said...

Kami! She is beautiful! I go away for a couple of days and much has happened in your life. I am glad surgery went well, and that she is doing better at breathing. I will keep her in my prayers about the feeding issues. I am sure she will do fine. She looks SO good and healthy. Congrats to you AND Leo. She is another beautiful doll to add to your collection. ; )

Linda said...

She's beautiful. I love her name. I wish I was working at the hospital where she is so I could take care of her. I hate those versions anyway, too much can and does go wrong!!
She'll be home soon. Keep pumping!!
Can't wait to see more pictures.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kami, I am so sorry things didn't go as planned! I have talked to so many moms who have had their kids in the NICU and they say that is the worst part--not being able to take baby home. Well, I am praying for you and your beautiful little girl! I love her name too by the way.