Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ivory Kate's Birthday Story

Ivory Kate Call 
May 24, 2012
6lbs 15oz
20 in


Just a few minutes before I was induced. Last picture of her in her nice and cozy place.

Dr. Leavett has let Jeremy catch London and Ivory. So awesome.

There really is NOTHING like this moment

 First family picture of 4 

 Meeting Grandma, Nat, and Maya for the first time

 newborns are the sweetest thing in this world.

 Just a few hours old

first day home

fuzzy iphone picture, but i love it of them both so much. 

Getting Ivory into the world was a pretty simple, fast, and painless process. 
I had almost forgotten how "out of this world" this whole experience is. 
Unbelievable, truly a miracle. Can't even talk or write about it without tears in my eyes.

I was induced, had an epidural, and pushed for 15 minutes. 
Both of my deliveries have been super easy for the most part.

About an hour after I had Ivory they put me in the tub and I got super light headed and dizzy, called a nurse to come in and passed out in her arms. When I woke up they had me in a wheel chair trying to get me into bed and I passed out again. My blood count was very low from loosing blood when I delivered in addition to already being anemic. So they gave me a blood transfusion and pumped me full of 500,000 gallons of fluid (pretty sure thats thee exact amount!) I felt great after the transfusion. 

Ivory was in the high risk zone for jaundice, so we had to use a bili blanket for her for the first week at home. Her jaundice cleared up and she was the absolute PERFECT BABY for the first week and a half of her life. AND THEN TERROR SET IT.. dun dun dun... we couldn't love her more, but she seriously is the fussiest baby that there ever has been. And don't you try to even compete with this over-exhausted, stressed out, over dramatic mamma!! Okay, I'm exaggerated a little, but she has been a bit of a beast the last 4-5 weeks. And it makes me so sad for her because I can tell her tummy is just causing her all sorts of trouble and pain :(  We have tried drops, oils.. the works, nothing seems to help, but we are hopeful she is going to turn a happy corner AT ANY MOMENT! Sooner rather than later Ivory, deal?   

Amazing how much you instantly love them without even knowing them. I look at my two girls and I could just die with happiness. I had no idea one person could feel as much love as I do for these two perfect people. And don't even get me started with how it makes me feel about my sweet husband. He's been through a lot the last month (i'll explain in a different post) and it just makes me want to squeeze him until he can't breath because of how insanely crazy I am about him. Makes me physically ill to think about living without him or having him or any of my kids in any kind of pain. We have seriously been way too blessed and watched over and my heart is bursting with gratitude for all the love and support and blessings we have experienced the last little while. 

London is LOVING being a big sister. She loves to shove/pry/twist the paci in Ivory's mouth any chance she gets, she loves to hold her and her lips would be glued to her face if she had a choice. I love seeing her with Ivory.. even though it makes me want to pinch her head off when she kisses her until it makes her cry :)  we're working on that

Life is good. We are blessed. I LOVE my family.
 I'm in love with my new Ivory.