Friday, November 14, 2008

Introducing Olivia!!!!

Our lives were blessed yet again on November 6, 2008 at 11:08 a.m. We welcomed Olivia into the world. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs. and 20 1/2 inches long. Alan was in the OR with me and got to watch the entire thing, of which he enjoyed every minute. They let him move around the room and take pictures. He was able to stay with Olivia while the pediatrician checked her out. She received an 8 on her Apgar at 1 minute after birth and a 10 on Apgar 5 minutes after birth. I was able to touch her and kiss her for a few minutes while Alan held her. Then I had to go to recovery and she went to the nursery. I stayed in recovery for about 30 minutes and then headed to my room. They hadn't even bathed her yet because she was acting very hungry so I got to nurse right away. It was amazing that less than 1 hour after her birth, I was able to nurse. I didn't even see Abby until about 8 hours after she was born :( We stayed at the hospital until Sunday afternoon. Alan stayed with me except for Saturday night because I wanted him to be home with Abby. Abby has been a wonderful big sister so far and such a big help. There are no signs of jealousy yet so I am hoping that it continues this way. Olivia had mild jaundice and was on the bililight at the hospital starting Saturday and we had to bring the biliblanket home. She is done with the lights now! She is a great baby and I am loving being the mom of 2!!! Alan went back to work on Thursday so I have been on my own the past 2 days and it has been busy but great! Here are a few pictures (Shauntelle....sorry to keep you waiting!)....

Saturday, October 25, 2008

37 weeks and 4 days!!!

Sorry it has taken us so long to post an update. Abby has been catching every illness since starting preschool so we have had a rough start to fall. She is doing well right now, so hopefully we are in the clear for a little while. She is still LOVING preschool...they just had their fall pictures taken, here is one that I took at the house after school that day.

Here is also a recent belly picture...not too cute :)

At my 36 week ultrasound, Olivia was weighing in at 6 lbs. 5 ozs! However, I don't know how accurate it is at this point. They could NOT confirm gender so we are going to be in for a big suprise if Olivia comes out a Jack! I just went back to the doctor this past Thursday and everything is great. We only have one appointment left before the big day. As of right now, I am scheduled as the second c-section of the day so they are approximating 9:30 a.m. to begin. I won't know for sure until the day before (11/5). Well, that is all about us except for one more thing....I couldn't update the blog without showing a picture of Alan's new do (or lack there of).......