We know it's been a while since we updated this actual page but as most of you know we were keeping the baby info page updated on a regular basis. Now that Allison is here we no longer need to keep you informed of Tina's pregnancy. Allison Grace was born on April 1st at 4:19 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 3 ozs and was 18 inches. Tina's c-section went well even though it was her blood pressure that forced Allison to be taken a week earlier than planned. There was an ultra sound preformed the day before to check lung maturity and it only took 30 min to get the positive result for healthy lungs.
Tina is still having to take blood pressure meds but it looks as though that won't be for much longer as her blood pressure continues to drop. Allie is doing well and gaining lots of weight. Maddie is loving being a big sister and she has her moments, but don't all big sisters? Joel went back to work today and was able to get a good 5 hours of sleep last night too :). So as you can tell things are going well and we are feeling truly blessed by God at this point. We hope to have both of the girls dedicated in our church on May 8th, at the 9:15 am service. This also happens to be Mother's Day so we will go out for brunch afterwards, with cake following at our house. Hope that you are all feeling God's love as much as we are at this point. God Bless till next time.
This week has gone well so far and my Blood pressure has stayed down so far. We found out today that the new c-section date has been set for April 4th. This is assuming that when I check in with the Dr both Monday and Wednesday that all stays well. I have also been cleared to go to church on Sunday. So all is well and we will keep you updated. Hopefully we will not need to update this again until we meet her.
As most of you know, I got to go to the hospital again on Friday due to high blood pressure. This time, I got to stay for two days. After many tests, they have concluded that I have pregnancy-induced high blood pressure. There is now a plan set in motion with a couple of scenarios. If I were to go back into the hospital in the next week, I will be on hopitalized bedrest. After 37 weeks we will do an amnio, and if the lungs are developed, they will take the baby. After 38 weeks, they'll just take the baby. At this point, however, it looks like I will possibly have my C-Section on April 1st or 4th, but we will have a better idea this Friday. We will let you know as soon as we know. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. God bless.
I had a Doctor's appointment today and was informed that if my blood pressure continues to creep up to the 150 range that I would probably have to have a amniocenteses to check on the baby's lung development. If it is good then they would probably take her sooner than planned at this point. The do not at all want me to go into labor at this point also because they are worried that this would be very stressful on the baby, the placenta, and my uterus. So if any contractions start showing up we will also be meeting her early. We will continue to keep you all updated. On another note we wanted to ask that when the time does come to meet this precious wonder that all visits except from our parents and siblings that they could wait till the day after the baby is born. We know that at this point I will be in the hospital for 4 nights and the first day is really hard on me with being so drugged up that I don't remember much from that day.
We had another fun trip to the Hospital tonight. The ride there was more worrisome than the actual visit. It took us almost 1 1/2 hours to make the 40 min trip due to the horrible snow storm we got from 10:30pm-1:30am. After the fun ride we found that my blood pressure had dropped some and wasn't as scary. We were very happy to know that but then I stated to have some good size contractions due to being dehydrated. After they got a bag of water in my blood stream I was all better and sent home to spend the weekend on the couch.
Today we had another appointment and found out that I have to go in 2x a week for non-stress tests until she comes. Along with the non-stress test I have to have the baby's amniotic fluid index checked once a week. This is done by ultrasound. I guess we will be seeing a ton of her from now on. This is due to my high blood pressure episode and it staying a little higher than it was two weeks ago. I also have been told to do more resting than doing. On a neat note they had to check on the baby's growth and she is still a she :). Below are a few pictures from that session. The 3-D picture of her is really great. We also saw some great face shots from the normal ultrasound. She is definitely going to have Maddie's chubby cheeks. As per this ultrasound everything looked great including her amniotic fluid index.
Today we had a bit of scare and I had to go to the hospital with a bit of high blood pressure. There was really no explanation for the sudden increase except that I may be pushing myself too hard. Imagine that me pushing myself too hard with a 2 1/2 year old in the house :). I haven't been put on bed rest yet but relaxing more than ever. We will know more about what this all means for baby and me on Friday at the doctors. We will keep you all updated. Who knows we may meet this little girl a little early. We are just praying for 2 1/2 more weeks because I will then be 36 weeks along and pretty much considered full term.
Things continue to go well for us. We have still not decided on a name at this point. We are thinking of the following names: Allison, Alexandra, Mikayla, & Rebecca. The middle name will be Grace. On the off chance that there was a mistake on the ultrasound and we have a boy the name would be Nathan William.