I’ve attempted to update several times and I never got too far. When I’d attempt to update again, so much had changed that I’d start all over with the update. Well, so much has changed and I’ll try to update as best as possible without making this too long.
I’ll start with the news that our sweet girl was born and is more incredible than we could have ever imagined!
We were originally due at the end of May but T developed some blood pressure issues that ended up as preeclampsia. This caused her to go on bed rest at 32 weeks and deliver 2 weeks later at 34 weeks exactly. Pregnancy up until that point was going rather well with minimal discomfort. The blood pressure just kinda showed up and then all of a sudden got worse.
We had our baby shower on a Saturday and had our LuLu the following Thursday! T had to have a csection due to her high blood pressure and had a rather rough few days after delivery due to the magnesium they put her on. She is feeling so much better now!
We named our daughter Olivia. It’s a relatively popular name at the moment but there was no talking T down once she heard it. I think it fits her rather well now. Olivia ended up being in the NICU for 17 days. Most of that time was spent learning how to eat. She tuckered out easy and it took a while to get her to take all her feedings by mouth but we finally got there and got to bring her home. Those 17 days were rough and really made we look at the NICU experience differently. Thankfully, she was great in regards to health or I can’t imagine how much harder our time there would have been. In the end, I tried to look at it as a way to help T heal before Olivia came home and a way for us to ease into caring for our tiny girl.
Olivia weighed in at 4 pounds 15 ounces and almost a month later, she is working towards 6 1/2 pounds. She’s growing on track and has a bunch of catching up to do but she’s doing as great as she can be. We’re a bit sleep deprived but on cloud nine!
I’d promise a full report on her birth story and our first month of motherhood but that may be a tall order to fill at the moment. Instead, I’ll simply promise to try and fill in the details once things calm down a bit.
For now, here is Olivia, our sweet pea!