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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Introducing...


The newest addition to our family... Miss Kassidy Lynne. She was born on April 18th, 2009 at 3:32 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and was 19 inches long. She was five weeks early.

The Birth Story:

I started having contractions around 4 on Friday the 17th. We drove out to Matt's grandparent's to drop of the boys for a sleepover. Matt ate dinner (I wasn't in the mood!) and we visited for a bit while my contractions got more regular. Once they were about 7 minutes apart, I called my doctor and we headed to the hospital. It is not the best drive... because it is on the other side of the state pretty much!! We delivered at Scottsdale Shea hospital... (about an hour and a half away!!)

We checked into the hospital and they put me on the monitor. My contraction were about 4 minutes apart at this point. I was dilated to a 3. The nurse came in and told me that they were going to try and stop my labor. They ended up giving me three shots of terbutaline in one hour... not fun!! They got my contractions to slow down enough to send me home. I was not very happy at this point, because I knew that I was in real labor.

We headed home and climbed into bed. I slept for a few hours and then tossed and turned the rest of the night. I was starting to have contractions. Around 10 a.m. they got regular again. I waited a little while and then called my doctor. We loaded our bags back into the car and started on our journey to Scottsdale. The traffic was horrible!! There was major construction and the 101 was closed 3 exits before the one we needed. We had to get off of the freeway (with a million other people) and take a detour. It was hot, I was contacting every 3 to 4 minutes and I was cranky!!

We finally arrived at the hospital and I got the sweetest nurse ever!! She checked me and I was dilated to a 4!! She called my doctor and they decided that they were going to go ahead with the c-section. This was around 2:00. This is when it got crazy. Matt and I were shocked at how fast it happened!! They got Matt and I all suited up so we had to take a picture!!



Before we knew it... they were walking me into the OR. I got my spinal block and the c-section began. I felt great at this point!! I was totally comfortable and SO ready to meet my baby girl!!


About 15 minutes later, she was here!! (Sorry... this one is kinda graphic!! Haha!)


I also got my tubes tied!! So we are a complete family!! The checked her out and she looked really good early on!


They bundled her up and I finally got to see her up close!



Next we went into my recovery room and my family got to come in to see her. Here she is with her Nana and Papa. (My parents)


This is where things started going a little wrong. She started grunting which is a sign of fluid in the lungs. They gave us a little more time with her and then Daddy a nurse and Kassidy headed to the NICU. They examined her and she did have "wet lungs." She also had low blood sugar. They put in an IV and gave her sugar through it.


On her last day in the NICU she developed jaundice. Here she is with her shades on under all of her lights! Our little glow worm!


Mommy and Kassidy in the NICU.


Peace!


Daddy with his little girl!


She ended up being in the NICU for 4 days. Not too bad for being 5 weeks early!! She got discharged the same day I was!! We were SO excited to get her home!


When we got home the boys were MORE than excited to meet their new baby sister!! They all held her and checked her out.


Now she is 10 days old and we are all doing great! The boys adore her... and Matt and I are having so much fun being a family of 6!! ( Oh... and I am back in my pre-pregnancy jeans!! I am SO excited!!) I still want to lose some weight... but I am doing way better this time around!

Have a great day!!

3 comments:

The Eyre Family said...

She is beautiful Jess! I am so happy for you guys! It is fun to have a little girl and those boys look like they love her already!
And you back in your pre-pregnancy jeans...if you could only see the mean face I am giving you! ;0)Haha! Congratulations girl!!

Bethany said...

I am giving you a mean face too!! :) Back in those jeans already?! That is amazing!! Congrats!

Kassidy is a doll baby! I hope you guys enjoy having a girl after three boys!!

Lindsey said...

The little Diva :) She perfect, and we all love her SO much!