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. 


Erin Collins said...
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Erin Collins said...

Such a great story! Thanks for sharing. I'm pretty sure you two make the world's cutest little girls! She is a doll! That's a bummer Ivory is having tummy troubles... hope she outgrows them soon!

Erin said...

Gosh dang, Kate! I started crying when I read this post! What a precious little one, so happy for all of you. London and Axton have the same infatuation with kisses and the pacifier...too funny! Scary to hear about your transfusion though, yikes! Glad you are well. Thanks for posting...I've been stalking your blog awaiting this! haha!

Ryan & Amanda said...

Kate that was beautiful, I hope Ivory's tummy settles down quickly!! Fussy babies are so emotionally draining! You have such beautiful babies and a beautiful family (like all of the beautifuls in this comment!).

Judy said...

Oh so wonderful. She is beautiful. Stacy was fussy for 3 months. Then one day stopped and was my best baby. Don't tell Cole. Haha. But she was my best sleeper and so content after that. Are you in Idaho Falls? I am here all week. I wanna meet her. I am having surgery Thursday. Let's get together. Love you Kate

Cassi said...

Precious! I LOVE the picture of you and Jeremy kissing right after they put her in your arms. Teared up just looking at it. Totally reminded me of my delivery. It's still so recent for me and I can really remember that exact moment and feeling that you share with your special someone the minute they place her in your arms. You're right, there really is no feeling like it. So special!

My Name is Sydney said...

I am so glad you gave the details. I have been dying over here. I am soooooo sorry that Ivory is stinkin' fussy. I honestly can't imagine. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the happy corner is here. I love all of the love and emotion that you write about, it's so inspiring! I love ya and I'm missing you like crazy :) Keep the posts a'coming!

Britney O'Connor said...

I don't know if you're nursing or not- but cutting out dairy changed my life with Boston. Also- his tummy seemed to hurt until like 6 weeks old- so sad. She's beautiful- congrats!

Nate and Annie said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Will and Heidi said...

You are amazing! Cute family.

Maren said...

This post makes me want you to get your tiny postpartum bum and your two supermodel girls back here right.this.instant. I miss you!

VicandNanc said...

Congrats! For some reason I forgot you were prego. That will be fun to have a house full of girls! Your baby is beautiful.

VicandNanc said...

Not sure if I'm leaving the same comment twice?!... anyway, wanted to tell you congrats on a beautiful baby & that it will be so fun to have a house full of girls!