Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby girl




Our baby is beautiful with big round cheeks, dark hair, her mother's ears and her dad's little chin dimple. She came out with her little nose smashed to one side from however she was positioned down in my belly, it is slowly popping back out to the middle. She is a great eater and she hardly ever cries.

The labor and delivery went very well and I was happy to get an epidural. Once pushing time came, she was out very fast and it was a wonderful experience.

I have tested positive every pregnancy with Group B Strep and all of my labors have been too quick to receive both doses of the antibiotics, which means that my babies have been at risk to get sick from the strep virus. Paisley is the only one who was affected by this. Her white cell count was very high and her body was fighting hard to keep her healthy. The problem is easily and very effectively treated with antibiotics and prevents the many complications that can come with strep b. So, I was released Sunday night and Paisley is in the "special care nursery" until tomorrow. It was a terrible feeling to leave without my baby- however, seeing the other babies in there who have so many more problems than my little baby has made me so grateful for her perfect little body that works so well. We are truly blessed to have her here in such a perfect state. I get to go take her my milk often and feed her whenever I want and hold her and change her and I have been able to spend a lot of time with her. We are very excited to get her home to us tomorrow!
On the plus side, this will make one baby who can take a bottle!

14 comments:

Megan said...

That would be so hard to go home without the baby!! I'm glad things are great, all things considered!! She is adorable!!

Inventing Matilda said...

Robin, I am glad labor and delivery went so well. I am happy that she is healthy and I just love those round, round cheeks of hers. Tomorrow will be a wonderful day...sort of like Christmas but without the whole egg nog thing.

Tori :) said...

She is absolutely adorable!!

And the bottle IS a huge plus!! YAY!!

Michelle said...

She is so cute. I love her chubby cheeks. You two have some dang cute kids. Keep her going on the bottle, it helps a ton when your breast feeding, to have an back up.

stephanie said...

oh robin, she is so so cute!

Klin said...

She is darling. I love the picture of her on your lap. Her little lips are so precious and her cheeks are round and kissable.

It will be great when you get to finally have her home, where she belongs.

Leatha said...

Gorgeous! She is so beautiful! I am happy to hear that she is healthy, although I know it must be so hard to be home without her. Congratulations!

Lauren said...

She is so precious :)

the shabby spot said...

Congratulations on new baby! and hope she gets better soon! that would be so weird to leave without your baby...but hope things go well!

Katie said...

Random blog stalker saying congratulations! She's precious! And how cute is the name Paisley? :)

Mark and Katie said...

she is beatiful

S said...

I had to go through this with my first born. It was no fun, they couldn't keep the iv's in. She looks so darn beautiful. I think the kids are going to inhale her:)

LisaandJacob said...

Congrats on the new baby girl! Love the name Paisley. Shes adorable as well as your other kids! Its been a long time! How have you been?

lisa (hastings) tippetts
lisaandjacob.blogspot.com

Camrae27 said...

Hey so your kids are beautiful! Love the baby! That strep b sucks, sorry to hear about it. But glad she is alright. Cute, cute!