Tuesday, December 29, 2009

here it goes...

It all started the day after my birthday.... Jesse and I had the day off of work due to mutiple doctor's appointments.. the morning appointments went great- I had been able to control my gestational diabetes with just diet and exercise.. and we got to see our little one in an ultra sound!!! Then we went to my OB appointment and it went all downhill... my blood pressure, which had been steadily rising, was through the roof and my doctor wanted me to be admitted to the hospital immediately so that I could be closely monitored... she was worried that I might be in the beginning stages of preeclampsia... So thursday night was spent in the hospital and everything thing seemed to be o.k. They started me on the steroids to help develope the baby's lungs once I got admitted which kinda made me nervous that she would be making an early arrival... things continued o.k. til Friday (the 18th) around 8:30 p.m. when we got some test results back that were much worse than earlier test results.. the nurse called my doctor who decided that we had to do an emergency C-section.. the procedure started at 10:00 p.m. and baby was born at 10:07!!! Her lungs still weren't quite developed so they had to give her a shot to help them inflate and then she was on a little bit of oxygen for about a day.... I can't describe how hard it is to see your new little bundle of joy for the first time with an i.v. in her head and oxygen in her nose, not to mention all of the monitors that are constantly making noises.... our little K.C. has thrived despite being 7 weeks early... she has been taken off of all of her monitors and just has a little feeding tube now that we sometimes use when she can't finish her bottle... Jesse and I are at the hospital every 3 hours to change her diaper and give her a bottle... We pray every day that she will be able to come home with us soon so that we can have more than a half hour of cuddle time!!!

I wanted to thank all of you who have put our names in the temple and kept us in your prayers.. the doctors and nurses have all commented on how advanced she is for her age.. most babies don't even start to eat from a bottle until they are 35 weeks gestation but she has been eating from a bottle from the second she was born... I am certain that it is due the the outpouring of love that has been shown by all of our family and friends!! I will be certain to keep you posted on how our girl is doing and let you know when we get to bring her home.. until then please keep her in your prayers- we will take all the extra help that we can get ;)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Our early Christmas present.....new photos added!!!

K.C. Rowe (not her real name just initials...)

December 18,2009

10:07 P.M. 4 LBS. 14 OZ.

little princess and her momma are doing great!!!

stay tuned for further details......

Monday, December 7, 2009

The greatest EVER!!!

Amidst the snow storm this saturday my friends and I gathered together for the traditional baby shower... I was so happy that everyone could make it even though winter was thrust upon us!! We were smart and actually got a picture of all of us that were there... Not very often are 3 friends pregnant at the same time but we are all due within 6 weeks of each other and we are all having.. GIRLS!!! So my face is super chubby.. I know that's why up until now I have only posted pictures of my stomach ;) and my stomach looks so much higher than the other 2 but I think that's because Lori is a little vertically challenged!!
and now for an update in the boobs vs. belly competition....
the belly has definitely won!! Although I won't lie.. the girls have put up a good fight- to the bitter end..

We are getting soo anxious for this little one to arrive.. we talk daily about what she may look like or who she will act like... If she is anything like me we are in t-r-o-u-b-l-e but we will love it all the same!!