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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
|First shot without all the cords. That paper bow was where the IV was put in|
|First family shot|
|In the NICU|
She looked remarkably like Henry with yellow/orange hair and strikingly similar features including long toes and fingers. Perhaps she'll be one of my tall ones. Violette let out a few little cries but the nurses noticed she was turning a little bit blue so they rushed her into the nursery to do some tests and found out she had amniotic fluid in her lungs, possibly because the cord was around her neck, causing her to breathe shallowly which also caused her heart rate to slow down. They rushed her to the NICU where she spend the next three days being pumped full of fluids, and antibiotics and filled up with oxygen. The amazing nurses took such good care of her and I spent a lot of time in there just holding her and trying to snuggle and nurse her, even though it was almost impossible with cords coming out of every direction, especially the IV coming out of her tiny little head which was heartbreaking. Every time I moved her, an alarm would go off. She was so calm and sweet and the nurses almost never called me to say she was crying or cranky. I spent a lot of time in my room listening to General Conference over again on the Mormon Channel. I am now addicted to listening to the various programs on that application and it makes it easier to wake up for night feedings when I get to listen to Uchtdorf. I usually wake up every morning tired, but uplifted by the spirit and I have to say that I feel so much support from the Lord and so blessed in every way.
|Gotta get some oxygen little girl!|
The day after I had the baby Justin called me to come outside and I met him in a new(used) white Toyota Sienna in almost perfect condition. He smiled and announced, "Happy Baby!". It was definitely the best baby present I have ever gotten. I thought I was spoiled when he got me the ipod shuffle after Henry was born. haha.
|All the kids on the couch. Can you tell my kids were a bit neglected while I was gone?|
We stayed in the hospital for an extra day and then Violette was able to come home. I have had an extra swift recovery and I'm already up and out and about with the kids and the new baby doing all the fun fall things we love to do. I have a helper staying with me just in case I need an extra set of hands while I get the milk flow going, which takes a lot of time sometimes but I feel confident that after next week I'll be able to do it on my own.
|Goodbye Baby Killer|
I feel overwhelmed with joy and gratitude because of the wonderful blessings I have in my life and for my beautiful and wonderful children. I feel the presence of the Lord in our house so strongly and I know he's sent us a special spirit who will be a sweet and calming presence in our home. Thank you for coming into this world my darling little daughter. Mommy loves you sweet one.
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 3:00 PM