Friday, July 31, 2009

2 weeks old

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Ansley's first bath at home
2 weeks old
July 31st, 2009

We gave Ansley her first bath at home. Technically this is not her first bath because we did that in our 3rd stay at the hospital on a towel over a chair next to the sink. I didn't take pictures because I don't really want to remember that as her first bathing experience with mommy and daddy. As you look at the pictures you can see the following progression: happy, what is about to happen to me, I'm not sure if I like this, irritated, angry, and comfort with exhausted confusion (as she is wrapped in her towel). Also, notice the lack of umbilical cord, it fell off yesterday :o) I can't believe she is already two weeks old and today was her projected due date!


July 30th, 2009
Ansley's Zoolander face
If you've seen the movie you know what I'm talking about :o)

My first pacifier :o)

July 30th, 2009
We finally decided to try the pacifier. I think she likes it :o)

3rd time in the hospital and home...

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July 26th-30th, 2009
So, when they discharged me the 2nd time they didn't give me any meds for my blood pressure which still had a few peaks. We had to go back to the hospital for a 3rd time a day and a half later because of some spikes. This time Jon and Ansley stayed in the room with me (we were still on the labor and delivery floor and not among the normal germ filled "sick patient" rooms). It was a very interesting first two weeks of having a new baby, not quite how I had pictured it in my head :o) I spent another 4 days in the hospital and then was discharged, this time with blood pressure medication. So far so good...we have at least made it past the day and a half mark of being at home before having to go back so that is a good sign. The doctors seem uncertain if what I'm experiencing is postpartum hypertension or postpartum pre eclampsia. It is uncommon to develop either after the baby is born and they don't know why or how long exactly it will last. It normally goes away on its own anywhere from a few days to a few weeks after popping up. It is a little scary when you can gain more knowledge on what is happening to you from reading wikipedia for 30min than the doctors have from years of practice and med school.

Home for the 2nd time...

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July 23rd-25th, 2009
Unfortunately we had to go back to the hospital a day and a half later because my blood pressure was high. I spent 4 more days there and then came home. The picture of Ansley in her car seat is with Jon on the way to her first pediatrician's appointment. She was 1 week old and weighed 6lbs 9oz, almost back to her birth weight. Being a nice average girl she placed 50th% for weight and 55th% for height.

The hospital and home...

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July 18th-22nd, 2009
In the hospital and going home for the first time. Ansley was in the Special Care Nursery for a few days on an IV for low blood sugar. Nothing serious though and it didn't stop her from being happy as can be.

Ansley is born!

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Ansley Grace Allen
July 17th, 2009
6lbs 10oz, 20in

Went in thinking she was head down and the doctors realized once I was fully dilated and ready to go that she was we had a c-section. Either way we are just happy to have our little girl here :o) I will however never forget what time she was born because as the doctors pulled her out they said, "10, 04" In shock I gasped, "She's 10lbs!" Everyone laughed and said, "No no that's what time she was born."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

38 Weeks

July 15th, 2009
Our 5 year family photo
2 days before Ansley was born
Taken in the nursery

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

37 Weeks

July 11th 2009
Dave & Melissa's Wedding
Orlando, FL

Monday, July 13, 2009

Family Pics