Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little Baby Abigail


I actually started typing an email the other day....but then I was distracted by the nurses and all the vital things they do to you in the hospital and haven't been on since. (So here is the short & condensed version.....I think.)

We went to the doctor's on Thursday night...my bp was 182/102. So after some discussion he decided we were going in right then and there.

We officially checked into the hospital at 7:30 and the doctor started the pitocin. I sent Sheldon home around 2 am when my mom showed up and he came back around 10 am or so. I still hadn’t dialated anymore….I was still 1 cm (the same as my 35 week appointment.)

At 12:30 we broke my water, and at 3 PM they gave me the epideral as my bp was still high. By 8:00 PM I was only up to 3 cm dialated and the doctor gave us a choice….try for another couple of hours or do a c-section. At that point as I was having some problems with the epideral….I decided I just wanted to see her and not wait any longer.

So by 8:40 I was in the operating room….and Abigail was born at 9:27 PM weighing 5 lbs 14 oz. She is 18.9” long….red hair and blue eyed.

We have been pretty busy as she doesn’t quite having the sucking reflex down yet….so we have been breastfeeding and pumping. She has lost ½ and we are trying to keep her from losing anymore. Tomorrow morning is her first doctor’s appointment….so we hope that everything goes well there.

Besides, the eating issues (she is now up to 1 ½ oz per feeding session) she has been the perfect baby….very cuddly, only cries if she needs something….Sheldon and I are terribly blessed to have her in our lives and appreciate all of your prayers.


Mairah O said...

She is soooooooooooo cute. Congrats.

ant me. said...

Dear Jennie,

I am overwhelmed with joy as I look at the face of your darling little miracle. Thank you for sharing your joy with us. I will be praying that you have a speedy recovery and that Abigail grows stronger every minute. Congratulations Mom! (and you too, Dad)

Your friend, Patti

Anonymous said...

Oh Jennie, she is beautiful! wow! I'm so glad y'all are OK and I'm sure she will start putting on some weight real soon! (((hugs))

Sara Peatross said...

What a beautiful baby! You are so blessed. I miss babies in the house (except maybe the 3 am feedings) everything else I miss.

Sara Peatross said...

What a beautiful baby! You are so blessed. I miss babies in the house (except maybe the 3 am feedings) everything else I miss.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Oh Jennie!! She is so so cute! Can't wait to see more pics, I am so happy for you both!

Heather RDH said...

One word Jennie....BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! You deserve the best!!
Heather (RDH)

Deb Wood said...

Ohhhh Jennie, Congratulations!! She is sooooo beautiful!! Sorry to hear about all the troubles. I was induced for Cameron too, the first shot of petocin did nothing, but then they gave me a second and I tell ya it was over in no time. The doctor couldn't believe it!!

Ohhh how wonderful for you and Sheldon, a new little someone to love. I'm sure you'll be amazing parents!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

Congratulations Jennie and Sheldon.

Annette said...

Congratulations Jennie and Sheldon! Your little girl is so precious and adorable! Can't wait to see more photos of your little angel! What do the kitties think of her?

Anonymous said...

Ooooh. I will show allison when she comes home. she's been asking how abigail looks and if there was a pic.
She is gorgeous Jenni. Congratulations to you and Sheldon.
Big hugs.

Carrie said...

Shes gorgeous! Congradulations! See you soon.

Bee said...

OMG, she's here!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe it! *happy dance*
I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!!♥ And welcome in this world baby Abigail! :-D

Lucy said...

jennie, she is beautiful and sweet. congrats to you all!!

lucyg from CKMB

Heather the Mooselover said...

Oh she is an angel. I am so happy for you and your husband. Like you, I was given the option of a c-section when things weren't progressing. I'm so glad she is such a sweet and quiet baby!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh.........she is sooooooooo GORgeous!!! I got your e-mail but have been so sick I wasn't able to respond yet...........but OMGosh!!! What a precious little angel!! Congratulations and keeping you in my prayers!!!

Katie said...

Aw Jennie! Congrats to you and Sheldon! She is beautiful! I will keep you all in my prayers! Hugs, Katie (roclesgirl)

Heather the Mooselover said...

Jennie she is precious. My labor didn't progress and I was given the option of a c-section too and I took it. Your scar will be your badge of honor!

maddy hill said...

congratulations Jennie on your gorgeous little bundle - what a sweetie !

ant me. said...

Girl!? where have you been? Tuck Abby in and then come "play" because You've been tagged!! go to my blog to see what I'm up to.

(((Hugs))) Patti

p.s. I e-mailed you last week did you get it?? wwrite! : )