Saturday, March 10, 2007

Pictures of Gracyn

Gracyn Elizabeth

Gracyn Elizabeth

Gracyn joined us last night at 11:18. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and is 19 1/2 inches long. The delivery was quite stressful. She came out with the cord around her neck and was not breathing sufficiently and her heart rate was unstable. The doctor and nurses were great and have been taking exceptional care of her.

Gracyn had to spend the night in the nursery with an IV, oxygen tube, and several monitors. Throughout the day, she has been weaned off most of these things. She was able to come to our room at 9:00am this morning, which was our first opportunity to hold her. She had been taken off the oxygen by that time and was holding her own just fine.

The doctors ran several blood tests and did a chest x-ray last night. The blood work came back with no concerns as did the x-ray. We are still waiting for the results of a blood culture, which tests for infections. She has the IV in still with some antibiotics as a precautionary measure until the blood culture results come back. We are hoping to know tomorrow at the latest.

Rae has been amazing throughout this process. Despite a very emotional 24 hour stretch, she is feeling well and looking great. We have not been told when Gracyn will be released from the hospital yet. Barring anything unforeseen, it will be Sunday or Monday.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Pictures of Alicyn

Alicyn Claire

March 9, 2006

The doctor came in this morning around 7am to check on Rae. We were hoping she would break the water and get things moving, but that wasn't the case. She said Rae's body is still not ready, so ordered some more cytotec and will be back at noon to see if she's responding.

March 8, 2006

Rae was due on Tuesday, but like with Alicyn, the day came and went without any baby. Since her doctor is going to be out of town all next week, we decided to induce. They started her this evening with cytotec.