Her sweet little face
Getting to meet her mama
She sucked in a bunch of amniotic fluid on her way out and needed oxygen afterwards. I didn't get to hold her for three hours, but her daddy was in the nursery with her and got to give her her first bath. Now she's doing great. She's nursing like a pro and is very happy that my milk is starting to come in. We came home from the hospital yesterday, and I seem to be recovering fairly well.
I can't wait to catch up on everyone else's news and birth announcements! :
Stephenie, Wife to Nick 9/3/05 Mama to Keagan 4/12/07, Eden 3/29/09 Someone new coming in July and two angels 6/06 and 10/10. Check out my blog!
"Guess what? It's a magical world. And when I sing, my songs are in it."
Madly in love with my 7 and 4 year old daughters
Congratulations mama and welcome, River, you wee miracle! Breech and a nuchal cord, well thank God they caught those early.
River and I are still doing well, but we had a difficult day last Monday. We went to the pediatrician first thing in the morning for her first post-hospital checkup. He heard a heart murmur that hadn't been there when he checked at the hospital. He made an appt for us to take her to a pediatric cardiologist that same afternoon. They did a bunch of tests on her (including an ultrasound that lasted forever--she screamed through the whole thing even with her dad and me both doing everything we could to comfort her). Turns out that she has a congenital heart defect but it is very unlikely that it will cause any serious problems. There's a good chance it will fix itself by the time she's six. For now we just have to keep an eye on her and take her back to the cardiologist in a month. So, it was pretty scary, but once again I find myself being so thankful for modern medical technology, because even if this heart defect does cause problems for her, they will be able to fix it.
I am so head over heels for this baby.
Sending you some big hugs and lots of prayers for baby River!! When you first hear that something could be wrong with your baby it's just devastating. With DS #1 we were told he had cystic fibrosis when he was 5 days old. Without a doubt the biggest blow we've been dealt in life. Luckily it turned out similar to your situation. He has CF but it's very mild and may not effect him very adversely at all. So far he's been pretty darn healthy. Praying for the same for River- that although she has a heart issue- it will be mild and will correct itself!!! Take care and hug that baby of yours!!!!!
: Mother (4/11/06) to Josephine and (4/23/09) to Oliver and baby (due June 1st)
Babies: Angel (6/29/02), Tiberius (3/8/11), Lillianna (12/27/11)
Turns out that she has a congenital heart defect but it is very unlikely that it will cause any serious problems. There's a good chance it will fix itself by the time she's six. For now we just have to keep an eye on her and take her back to the cardiologist in a month. So, it was pretty scary, but once again I find myself being so thankful for modern medical technology, because even if this heart defect does cause problems for her, they will be able to fix it.
I am so head over heels for this baby.
Enjoy your baby and try not to worry too much! ( I know its hard.)
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