Apr 24, 2008

A Bit of A Surprise... But All Is Well

Last Thursday, we had a routine Level II ultrasound up at the hospital. Well, it would've been routine except that it showed the baby's fluid level dropped by 50% in 2 days. And the exam showed I was pre-eclampsic. So we didn't go home and that evening, Evelyn joined us by c-section (my second).

Luckily, she appears to be in excellent shape for a preemie. (She was nearly a month early.) She did have a stay under the bili-lights for jaundice but that appears to be going away as well. A mere 6 pounds at birth (19"), she actually dropped to 5 lb 6 oz before we left the hospital. The picture with her proud big sister doesn't really show exactly how skinny (scrawny, really, poor thing) she is - all sticks - but she's doing her level best to grow though and she was 5 lb 10 oz at her first post-hospital exam two days ago.

We weren't really ready, of course, which made for a really hectic time. We were lucky though and a wonderful friend agreed to take Katie on an hour's notice as we spent the few minutes after the ultrasound trying to shuffle our lives. John spent the weekend trying to ready the house. There are still things that need to be done but we're home and, well, they'll get done when they get done.

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Anonymous harriet said...

What a cute picture! And I love the name Evelyn. Congratulations again!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Greta Adams said...

congrats again girl and she is gorgeous!!

you're right they will get done when they get donw...don't fret and go with the flow!!


3:51 PM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

oh congratulations!! A sweet little Evelyn!! She'll fill out, give her time. :D

4:17 PM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

oh congratulations!! A sweet little Evelyn!! She'll fill out, give her time. :D

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

She is an adorable little peanut! :) Congratulations again!

3:49 PM  
Blogger smileymamaT said...

WOW, that is a surprise all right! For a month early, 6 pounds and 19 inches will do just fine :). She is very pretty, I love the photo.

My grandmother's name, and hence my youngest daughter's middle name, is Evelyn.

Welcome to the world, baby girl.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous harriet said...

2:22 PM  
Blogger FreshHell said...

Congratulations! Two sometimes feels like ten, though.

3:47 PM  
Blogger smileymamaT said...

Just dropped in again to see the baby! Wish I could see her in person but I guess pics will have to do!! Hope you are feeing well.

11:05 PM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

Happy Mama's Day to you!!

8:06 AM  

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