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Monday, July 30, 2012

Bloggy world meet Biscuit!

Biscuit in her cushy house.


July 29, 2012, at 1:49 p.m. we welcomed Biscuit into the world.  She was 7 lbs. even and 19 inches long at exactly 35 weeks gestation.  First signs of her appeared healthy and developed, but within 10 minutes she started making grunting/creaking sounds instead of strong crying sounds.

They whisked her away to the NICU to further assess her before I could kiss her sweet little face.

This is what Biscuit looked like when I first met her.  She was wearing what the nurses called a bubble CPAP to help her breathe. 

This morning her nurse came over to my room to get my written consent to give Biscuit a blood transfusion.  She was born anemic because of my blood loss before her birth.  And her not-so-healthy blood was causing her to need more oxygen.

But it wasn't long before the Neonatologist came to see me to update me on her status and inform me that they would be intubating her as well (putting a tube down into her lungs to help her breathe and administer Surfactant).

So this is the squished chubby-faced Biscuit I got to see today. 

I can't decide who she looks like.  But she definitely fits in with the rest of the bunch. 
 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Glad you are both doing good.

Misty ~ Random

Laurie Fifield said...

Congratulations! Now I want to know more about how you are doing.

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and so chubby!

Susie J. said...

Welcome, Biscuit Baby! You sure know how to make an entrance, darlin'. You're gonna keep Mama on her toes, aren't you?

Nikki... my youngest did the Grunty McGrunterson thing, too, and spent a total of 9 days in NICU. He would probably have come home much sooner, but they wanted to finish his rounds of antibiotics, and then he decided to have little episodes of sleep apnea... all in all, much more drama than I counted on when delivering him full term via scheduled c-section! I hope Biscuit's NICU stay is short and sweet, and I hope that YOU are recovering quickly, too.

Melessa said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful Biscuit.

Brandi said...

Congrats!! She is beautiful...I love those chubby cheeks!

Kimberly @ Raising Olives said...

Congratulations. Praying for good health and healing for both of you.

Melissa said...

What a cute little biscuit! I hope you and your crew are doing well. Love you blog!

Laura said...

I am just praising God that you both came through it all with just bumps in the road! How awesome is HE!!!

Biscuits quite the cutie... congratulations to your whole family, and praying for a speedy recovery for both of you.

Harper said...

Congratulations!!!

I hope she continues to get better!

Arewewarmyet said...

I think she looks like your last, but with CHUB! Lol. She's so squishy adorable!!!

Tubbs Family said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

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