We took Preslee to Primary Childrens yesterday and had the plastic surgeon look at her head. He did a cat scan on her to see all of the bones in her skull. He looked at the scan and came in and told us there ISN'T anything wrong with her skull. He said it is shaped a little bit funny but that she should grow out of it in a couple months! We are so HAPPY that everything turned out to be ok! Now we just get to enjoy our new addition and not have to worry about surgery! Thank you to everyone who prayed for us! It really means a lot!
Ok so my pictures uploaded completely backwords but you get the idea! Enjoy our newest addition!!!
A week and a half old!
Ready to go home!
Our first new family picture!
Proud big sister!
Look at that pouty face!
So I know you all have been patiently waiting for this post so here it is! I wanted to write down her birth story so I don't forget it so feel free to skip this part and just look at the pictures of my TINY! We went to our appointment on the 11th and my Dr. checked my and I was barely at a 1. She told me that as long as I was 39 weeks that she would induce me so I said Friday it is and she said well we could do it Thurs. so I said why not!? We got everything done that needed to be done and I got my house all clean and ready and we headed to the hospital at 4:30 am on Thurs. the 14th to get her here! My parents took Macee to their house so we didn't have to worry about her and that was really nice.
We got to the hospital and they did the usual and made me answer 50,000 questions (or maybe not that many) and tried to get my I.V. started but my veins weren't cooperating. After 5 tries the nurse supervisor finally got one in my right hand in a weird spot but they told me I would just have to deal with it there because they couldn't get it anywhere else. After a few hours the contractions were getting pretty intense and the nurse could tell I was in a lot of pain so she paged for the anesthesiologist to come and give me my happy medicine! He got there about 15 minutes later and I couldn't have been more happy to see a strange man!
The nurse checked me a little bit after I had my epidural and she just had a weird look on her face and she looked at me and said, "I feel a bum not a head!" I said so what does that mean a c-section and she said yup. So che called my Dr. and she came over and checked me and did an ultra-sound just to be sure and sure enough the little stinker was breech! She said that her and another Dr. would be back within an hour to do the c-section.
They got me all prepped and the happy medicine man came and numbed me some more and before we knew it we were in the operating room about to see our little girl. I was a little worried about Roger since he doesn't do so well with the blood and guts stuff but he sat by me and did fine. I have to say it's the weidest feeling in the world to be able to hear and feel whats going on but to not have any pain. The Dr's were awesome and were joking around with us and made it so we were very comfortable and at ease about the whole thing. I know that women have c-sections all the time but its different when it's you going through it! Anyway within 10 minutes she was born bum first and she was pooping on her way out! She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. I keep saying she's tiny and she is compared to Macee who was 9 lbs when she was born! She is a pretty good baby for the most part and only cries when you take her clothes off or when she's hungry, (which seems to be a lot!) She was born with craniosynostosis which is one reason why the Dr thinks she was breech, since her head is mis-shapen and she didn't want to come down the birth canal. She will be going to Primary Childrens on Tuesday to be seen by a plastic surgeon and a neuro surgeon and we will decide what to do about her skull. Other than that she is beautiful and healthy and we love her to pieces already! Macee had a little bit of a struggle the first couple of days but I think she likes her and will keep her! ;)
Here's a link if you would like to know a little bit about craniosynostosis.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
We are being induced at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning so hopefully by this time tomorrow I will be holding our baby girl! We are so excited and thankful that she's almost here! Thank you to everyone who is helping us with Macee and for people bringing us meals already! I will post pictures when we have her!