Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pre-Delivery Pic

You get two this time.  This was taken during the act of delivery.  Michelle kept feeling like she was going to fall off the table because she couldn't feel her lower half, and the last thing she remembered feeling she was at an angle.  She also was shaking pretty bad from the medicine, so this was a lucky shot we got to come out clear.  This was literally minutes before Karsie came.
Kevin and Reva smiling, can't you tell?  Michelle is just to the right and under Kevin's right arm.  The anesthesiologist took this picture.  We liked her very much as she let Reva come in and she was very calm and reassuring.  

Update (8-30)

This is as close to holding as we get, but it's better than nothing. This is from Friday; when we are around for dressing and linen changes we get to pick her up. She wants a hi-five from her daddy but he can't give it since his hands are occupied.

Since this morning, Karsie has been continuing to do well. Michelle stayed home this morning and probably for the day because of a sore throat. She thinks it's just a little raw from the heat, but she's playing it safe. When Kevin went in this morning, Karsie was just about to go to 9mL an hour on her feeding and 7 mL on her TPN. We hope that scale continues to be lopsided in favor of milk. She was pretty upset at first, but then calmed down when she was picked up. Hopefully the doctors were paying attention to that. She gets real fussy at times and she screams so much she turns purple until she realizes she's not breathing. We haven't seen her patch since we took the pictures, but from what we hear everything still looks good.

Kevin had a nice visit, but had to go home again. Luckily next weekend is a long weekend.