Thursday, August 23, 2012


...our new baby girl!

Violet Mae
Birthday: August 3, 2012
Weight: 5 pounds, 12 ounces
Height: 18.5 inches

Violet entered the world at 9:18am via scheduled cesarean at 36 weeks and 1 day gestation. Having never really heard her sisters' cry, Violet's sweet voice was like music to our ears. Her Apgar scores were 8 and 9. Results of all prenatal testing were "normal." She passed her newborn hearing screening and her carseat test with flying colors. Spot checks of her blood oxygen saturation were 100%. We visited the NICU where Holland and Eden spent 110 days, but just to say hello and to show them our pretty new baby who would not be checking in. One of the neonatologists, who was there on the day that H and E were born, was rounding and cried happy tears seeing our new baby girl with her big sisters. Violet and mom were discharged after 48 hours, and our family of five rode home from the hospital together.

We have a take-home baby!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

36 weeks...and loving it.

Lest I forget, I want to document here that beginning at about 27 weeks...once the nausea and exhaustion passed (around 14 weeks), and the anxiety over having another micropreemie passed...I have enjoyed every single moment of this pregnancy.  I love, love, love my round tummy, and I savor every second of feeling my little one squirming and rolling, and kicking inside of me.  I feel more beautiful and energetic than ever.  I have an overall feeling of well-being and at times almost giddy elation.  I am sad that my pregnancy is ending.  I know I will love my sweet baby, but man...I am going to miss that tummy!