Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Past 6 Days

On March 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM, I received a phone call from Yvonne at Guardian Angel.....

....A healthy little girl 7 lbs 4 oz was born at 5:01AM....this little girl needs a family.

My answer was, "YES, YES, YES". "How fast can someone at the agency meet me at the hospital to hold my new daughter?"

I was able to see my daughter through the well baby nursery window at 3:30PM. There were some glitches so I waited and waited and waited and waited.....It seemed like an eternity.....Then at 5PM, I received a phone call from Jodi, "The Birthmother has picked Yvette" "How fast can you get here so I can receive my arm band to enter the nursery?" "10 minutes" Another lifetime of waiting and waiting....issues with the armbands. They said baby boy instead of baby girl. Wait, wait, wait.....I get to go inside the nursery but only for a few minutes because it is shift change and all parents have to leave for one hour.

At 7:15PM, I was able to see my daughter,

Natalee Ava

Grandma and Grandpa brought Charlee to the hospital to see her baby sister for the first time but was unable to go into the nursery. Charlee didn't like that idea at all. Grandma and Grandpa were able to go into the nursery but not hold her because she was under the heating lights. I didn't know at this time that my little Natalee was not doing well...

Natalee was in the NICU because she was unable to keep her body temperature up, she was not peeing, not eating well, and couldn't maintain her oxygen level. The nurses and doctor didn't know if she was fighting an infection or just adjusting to being in this world.

My little Natalee was connected to a heart monitor, oxygen monitor, and a temperature probe. At llPM, we received the results of her blood work.....she is trying to fight something. So she got an IV after 3 attempts, and two IV antibodics.

I finally went home at 2AM on March 17th for 90 minutes of sleep then back to the hospital to meet with the pediatrician.

5:30AM- The pediatrician feels like a spinal tap is needed to make sure we are not missing something big like menagitis or herpes.

Natalee is up so I'll have to finish this post later. Keep checking back for updates and photographs.


Heather Brandt said...

Your daughter is beautiful!Congratulations!

Eliza2006 said...

She is so cute! Can't wait to see you tonight!

LiLi said...

She is adorable- I am like you- trying to catch up on the posts.