Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our Little Girl! Alli Paige Hansen 5/21/2009

The next day with my healthy baby and no more I.V.

Her cry was music to my ears

Her poor, sore, head. It hurt her to lay down.
Her little I.V.'d hand

Nurses and R.T. working on her

Our first family photo after 12 hours of labor and 1 1/2 hours pushing. I only got to hold her for a minute before they had to take her.

Our little chunk, Alli Paige Hansen 7 lbs. 4 oz. 19 inches
Vickie loved the dr's chair

Maggie keeping me entertained

Can you say "epidural"?

We are so happy to have this new addition in our family. She is such a good baby! Things were a little iffy when she first arrived. Her head was turned sideways and I was having to push out the biggest part of her head. The dr. couldn't get it turned manually so we had to use the vaccuum. She ended up have some trauma to head-it ripped the skin and she has a big red bruise. Once her head turned she came right out but the cord was wrapped so tightly around her neck that she was white, limp, not breathing, and there was no heartbeat. The respitory team and nurses worked on her for what seemed like forever while we waited to hear her cry. That is the scariest feeling and one I will never forget. When she finally started to cry, it was instant relief. I only got to hold her for a minute to take a picture before she was rushed away to be observed. They started an IV and after about 3 hours she perked up and we were able to really see her for the first time. I know that Heavenly Father must have special mission for her to fulfill because she could have easily died but it was not her time to go. Now, because of her head trauma she is battling jaundice but hopefully it will be over soon. Welcome home Alli!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Final Countdown

14 Weeks

29 Weeks

36 Weeks

39 Weeks

I thought you might like a little review of how my ever changing belly has greatly expanded. Now with only 7 days remaining until my due date, the final countdown has begun! I had my dr.'s appt. yesterday with the news that I am making excellent progress. Dilated to a 2 and 80%, he said we may have a baby by the end of the week! Wahoo!!!