Sunday, November 30, 2008


Every baby needs a picture of them crying so they can see later what we had to put up with. :)
But honestly, most of the time she looks like this.
However, this is my favorite.  It's like she's winking!

The current update on Taylor: 

Today she got her chest tube out!  Now she's only hooked up to the nasal oxygen tube, an IV and has a feeding tube.  They started giving her breast milk today and if she tolerates that well through the feeding tube, they'll start her on a bottle tomorrow.  Thanks for your prayers!

Friday, November 28, 2008


So a big surprise came monday night, or should I say Tuesday morning.  I went into the hospital around 1am with small contractions about 4-6 minutes apart, not really sure what was going on and by 2 am Taylor arrived (1:51 am to be exact).  No time for an epideral, I did it all on my own.  Wow! That hurts!  She weighed 5lbs 14oz and was 19 1/4 inches long!  Who knows how big this baby would have been had I carried full term.  She's only 2 weeks further than what Brooklyn was, but almost twice as big!  Average time for a 34 week baby in the hospital is 7-14 days (thank goodness none of this 6 week stuff).  She does have a c-pap that helps her with her breathing, and because of the c-pap she had a air pocket develop in the lining of her lung and pop so they needed to put a chest tube in to help it heal.  She'll have that in for at least a couple days.  So once we can get her breathing and feeding well on her own she can come home.  My recovery on the other hand has been very quick thanks to no meds and no tearing.  I just get tired in the afternoon and need a nap so I really can't complain.  It's been a very exciting week for us and your thoughts and prayers are still needed.  Thanks everybody for your love and support!  Pictures will be posted soon! 
Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday!