Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Family pictures

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So Trixie is doing really well in the NICU. She's almost up to full feeds (formula - boo, hope my milk comes in soon!) and last night her IV came out and they decided not to replace it and see how that goes. Which is great because it means they're pretty much just monitoring her rather than doing anything for her.

I was able to try to nurse at both her 6pm and 9pm feeds. She is definitely latching and sucking - it does tire her out and I think it's frustrating for her that she's not getting anything yet, but I am very encouraged that she is doing this much this early.

Juliana is thrilled to have me up and around, even if not back to full mommy strength. I didn't realize just how much she had missed me. And I'm getting a small glimpse, I think, of how hard it is going to be having two.


I messed up this post and tried again above...see that one!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Welcome Beatrix!

Our daughter Beatrix Rose is here! My water broke
unexpectedly last night at about 8:30pm...things
progressed pretty rapidly and she arrived at 2:37am,
just at 34 weeks!

She is 5lbs 4oz, 19 inches, a full head of hair, and
so far has been breathing on her own! She will be in
the NICU at least a week to 35 weeks per hospital
policy, but depending on how she is doing might be
able to come home after that!

Juliana so far appears unfazed by the new addition.
We will see what she thinks when a baby comes home
(instead of a puppy, froggy or teddy bear - her latest
guesses at what's in mommy's tummy).

Thank you to everyone for helping us get through these
last ten weeks of bedrest, it was not easy but I am so
grateful we made it this far.
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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Juliana and her best bud Meredith at the Adventure Aquarium

Juliana and Meredith (along with their daddies) had fun this morning at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Here the two princesses pose for a picture on a special "throne" they have set up for that purpose!
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Saturday, March 17, 2007

An uneventful day, with music class cancelled and a whiny little girl

Enough said.

Oh, the whiny little girl was Juliana, not me, for anyone who was wondering.

Friday, March 16, 2007

A good day to stay in bed

We're having nasty, sleeting weather here, the kind of day when you just want to curl up and go back to sleep. So while I am sick and tired of bed rest, it is nice not to have to go out in this weather.

Juliana did make it to school today (although with an even later dropoff time than usual) and is now down for a nap. She probably stayed nice and dry under the raincover on her stroller, but whoever is pushing that stroller does not have such a privilege. So for today, at least, I'm glad that wasn't me.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ultrasound appointment

Went in today for a growth and fluid check ultrasound and the doctor said everything looked good. Baby is growing well - I got some 3D pictures, which are the first I've ever gotten even though I'm on a first name basis with half the technicians I'm there so much.

I could see the face in 3D, and baby has lots of hair! In one picture the baby opened one eye so I could see it, which was both cool and weird at the same time. Baby also used his or her lungs for breathing during the ultrasound, which was nice to see.

Size-wise I'm about a week ahead of dates, but of course these things are not really reliable. Still, baby is a good size.

And on the plus side - this Sunday is my last progesterone shot! Whoo hoo! I am so tired of being stuck on a weekly basis...Jason might miss it though!