Saturday, December 18, 2010

D Day

The pictures in order are:
Me in my hospital bed right before it all begins, and then Mark and I right before it begins. The two after of Miriam are right she is all hooked up right after before they take her to her incubator.

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been around here!! After countless trips to the doctor for ultrasounds and tests the day was Monday, December 13. During our ultrasound it showed that Miriam was only the gestational size of 30 weeks even though I was 36 weeks along. My amniotic fluid level was also down to a four. My doctor sent us right over to the hospital. I was already at a two on my own so they started me on Pitocin. After about 30 min. I got my epidural so they could go ahead and break my water. It was all so fast after that! I went from a 4 to a 7 in 4 contractions. My nurse said it was pretty much time. So she called the doctor and Mark called my mom to tell her she better get there fast. A couple of min. after that it was time to mom got there about 3 min. before and my doctor got there literally about a min. before. One push and she was out! My sweet little 3 pound 15 oz baby girl. She was 15 1/4 inches. She was born at 4:32pm. I got to hold her for a min. before they whisked her away to the ICU. It turns out that my placenta was not developed properly and the umbilical cord was on the outside of it instead of the inside of it. She was not getting all the nutrients that she needed and that is why she was so small. It was such an amazing delivery that I have been feeling wonderful! It is a night and day difference from what I went through with my complications after delivery with Jaxon. This time I know what it feels like to have a "normal" recovery I guess. Not too bad:) Just tired mostly.....The next post will be all about baby:)


  1. What a sweet little girl! I am so glad that she is doing so well and that you are having a great recovery. Hope you and your fam have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Juile - Congrats on your new sweet baby girl! I hope all is well. Scarlett was actually the exact birth weight, I wanted to let you know I have a big box of preemie girl clothes that have just been sitting here for the past year, I also have two unopened preemie bottles as well. If you're interested I can definitely pass them along! You can write me on facebook and I can find a way to get them to you! Congrats again! She looks so adorable!

  3. Congratulations to you, mark & jaxon. I hope happy she is doing well.

    Please let me know if you need anything! I am more than happy to help where I can.

    Love ya Julie!

    ~Jess :)