Monday, October 11, 2010

Cam feeding his sister

Ethan, so happy with "his" baby!

We're going home :)

One week old

So we had a crazy birth and hospital stay. It went something like this:
1. Uneventful C-section, Reagan came out looking great.
2. Platelet count taken immediately, Reagan started getting petechia and bruising.
3. Platelet count came back at 14, which is critically low.
4. Baby whisked away to receive IVIG
5. Mom brought to recovery, hemorrhage occurs.
6. Mom needs to give blood to baby, but her own counts are too low.
7. Finally mom convinces them to take blood.
8. Baby given blood platelets
9. Mom passes out and is given transfusion.
10. 48 hours later everyone is fine!
11. Thursday everyone goes home.

A week later it's just like none of it ever happened.

I cannot feel anything but blessed. I have two healthy children, who started with a condition that many don't survived. It's just a God thing. I continue to be so convinced of the plan that has been laid for us. However, this will be our last newborn, so I plan to savor every moment.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

One Day

So that's where we are, one day before my C-section, just about 32 hours left. I really cannot believe it's almost here. So excited, and nervous. Just want to see this baby and know everything is okay. We've made it to the end and well here we are. I feel like this has been the longest pregnancy ever. Just kept wondering if we would get here and now we are here, but the end is the scary part. Many people have reassured me about the C-section, but to tell you the truth I could care less about that. I know I will be fine and I will heal. All I want to see is a healthy little Reagan. The rest will mean very little to me. We have planned and are ready if she has low platelets, if we can get her out unharmed we are good to go. I believe that by 7:45 Monday morning it will all be over and I hope to see this beautiful baby girl. Please keep her in your prayers.

Jack's First Day of Schhol

Okay so I'm a bit behind. Please forgive me it's been a little busy around here. Here are some pix from Jack's school. He is loving it. He has a great class and a great teacher, so I'm sure it will be a successful year.