Hey Pleo Friends!
So sorry I haven't updated in forever. My sweet baby will be 4 months old on Sunday and I haven't updated since she was almost 4 weeks old!!!!
She is doing so well and pushing 10 lbs now! She hasn't had a single set back and is just a joy to behold! Thank you for all your love and prayers!
Well I had to share with you my favorite pic of Kyleigh so far (And there are a lot of good ones!)
This pic was taken about a week ago and she has already changed a lot. She is up to 4 lbs now (technically 3 lbs 15.7 oz but i say that's pretty close!). We are just working on gaining some more weight and nursing. Hopefully, we will be going home in the next couple of weeks!
Our little Kyleigh was born at 9:59 a.m. this morning weighing 3 lbs and measuring 15 3/4 inches long. Thank you so much for your sweet offering of prayer for us! Our little girl seems to be doing very well. I'll post pictures soon.
Well I thought I would update you all!
It's been a crazy past few days for us. Wednesday we went in for our growth ultrasound (every 3 weeks) I have had a lot of them and Kyleigh has always been in the 33 or 34% on all of them. Wednesday she was in the 14%. This was very alarming for me esp since I have had a lot of trouble with my blood pressure lately. I have been on bedrest the past 4 1/2 weeks and they have raised my meds three times in the last three weeks. So I feared she had been restricted.
Well the dr downplayed it and said some babies are just petite and she was probably just showing her genes. Well this continued to wear on me throughout the night. It really upset Aaron and my mom too. The next day, I called back and re-explained my concerns and asked for tests to verify her theories. She said no and that everything was okay.
I was in a panic. I couldn't make the drs do anything. So the next day my mom took the initiative and took me to Vanderbilt's ER to see if we could get a second opinion. The Lord prepared the way and the same high risk (cheif of staff) that was over my care with Chloe happened to be in the hospital that day. This made all the differences. She understood that I didn't show preclampsia the textbook way. I don't have the traditional symptoms till it is too late. They even gave the whole petite line a week before Chloe died and afterwards said "oops there was something wrong." Anyway, she totally agreed that I was had preclampsia (toxemia) but wasn't showing the classical signs. If we had had any other dr I think I would have been sent home again. She did run a test that verified Kyleigh has been restricted in growth and there is a problem. She is keeping me in the hospital until Kyleigh is born. They are running tests on me daily to determine if it is time deliver yet.
The good news is she doesn't think it will be in the next two days so we may very well make it to 30 weeks (Thursday) and Kyleigh needs more time for her systems to develop. But it VERY important to not wait too long because that could affect her ability to survive delivery. The good news she appears very strong for being little. She is currently 2 lbs 8 oz and they are monitoring her general well being closely.
I just got my booster set of sterroid shots and so that will help her all the more. Please keep Kyleigh close in prayer. We are so blessed to be at 29 1/2 weeks but just want her to get here safely and then she and I can hang out in the NICU for awhile. The dr thinks delivery will be soon. Please pray for Aaron, he is so worried and has to go back to work until she is born and that will be such a burden to him. Please pray for me to have peace with it all and rest so she can get as much blood flow as possible.