Saturday, October 31, 2009

We are doing good here at home. Happy Halloween to all. Here is a new picture of Nicole who is now 5lbs 3ozs and 19 inches long now and 3 weeks old.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Nicole is home in our arms. She came home on Thursday 10-15 just a week after delivery. We were surprised but happy to take her home. She is doing well eating every 3-4 hours. Other then that she sleeps a lot. She is starting to have some wake periods though.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nicole is off the c-packed machine and is only on some oxgyen through her nose and she is bottling feeding. We are hoping to get her off the IV today sometime. She doesn't have the feeding tube in here mouth anymore either. We are progressing nicely. Here is a recent picture when we were able to start to hold her.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So since the last time I wrote. I have had our baby it was a girl her name is Nicole Anne she was born Oct. 8th at 3:56pm. Which was exactly 17 months after Justin passed. We landed up with having to have a emeregency c-section because when they gave me the cervic softener Nicole wasn't reacting to the contractions very well so her heart rate had come down so they just decided to do a c-section. She is doing good she is in the nicu and is on a breathing machine right now because she has fluid on her lungs still. But other then that she is looking good and is making noises. We are hoping to take her home in the next 3 weeks or so. I am here in the hosiptal until Monday Columbus day and then I will go home and we will keep coming back to see Nicole until she comes home. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts.

Friday, October 2, 2009

2 more weeks

So I haven't written in awhile. There hasn't been much going on since the echo but in the last two weeks I have been here in Baystate. Last Monday September 28th I went into the obgyn office for an NST and the baby wasn't moving probably so they did a ultrasound and everything looked fine. But we were very nervous so they sent us over to Franklin Medical Center to make us feel better for some monitoring but while we were there the baby decelled and they got neverous and they sent me down here it Baystate. So I was here from Monday til Friday and went home and on Wednesday 9/30 I went for another NST and the baby still wasn't having the excelarations they wanted so they call Baystate again and told them that they would feel more comfortable if I was down here if there has to be any early delivery. So I am here in Baystate until I deliver which will be after the amnio to check lungs on Tuesday Oct. 13th so either being induced that day or the next depending on if i need more steriods to mature the lungs more. So that is what has been happening since I last wrote. Hope everyone else is doing ok.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


We had the other echo on Tuesday and it looks like the babies heart is doing fine. Other then that there is nothing else going on. We are just counting down there weeks until I might be induced.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This is the update from 4 weeks ago. So two weeks ago we went to see the genetics counselor and a level 2 ultrasound. The genetics counselor just went over our histories of the families and the different types of chromosome problems that this baby might have. She said the only way to make sure this baby doesn't have a chromosome problem was an amino but I refused it because I didn't want to take the chance of losing this child too.
Then we had the ultrasound the cysts that they saw two weeks early on the brain has dissolved and disappeared. But they are still on concerned with the umbilical cord only have one blood vessel verse too. They high risk doctor came in and said that there is a little extra skin behind the neck but he isn't sure that is a sign of downs or not because of the way the baby was positions.
Today we had an echo of the baby and the heart looks good. But the baby was cooperating with the position to get the last image they needed so have to go back in 2 weeks. But they said that everything looks good from what they saw today. So we are happy but still nervous but I don't think the nerves will ever come down until this baby is born crying or breathing.
So I will update more in two weeks when I go back to the obgyn and have the other echo.