Monday, February 05, 2007

Abbey Claire Goodman/ 6lbs 3 oz./ 18 inches long..


I'm sorry that I have not been on before now, It's been a rough week...

Abbey Claire Goodman was born Monday January 29th @ 9:09 am. after only 30 minutes of labor and 1.5 hours after they gave me the induction meds. There was no time for epidurals or pain killers.. and it turns out it was a good thing I didn't have them. Little Abbey was having trouble getting oxygen and her heart rate kept dropping before she was born . . . after she was born she continued to have problems and had to be given CPR. We're not exactly sure how long she was out of oxygen and there is some concern of the long term effects of that, But we'll just be thankful to hold her in our arms, and leave the rest in God's hands. Only time will tell.

After being given CPR She was airlifted to Oklahoma City to the OU Children's hospital. I was released from the Hospital at 8pm that night and we drove straight to be with her. It was four very long days of hell. After she was breathing fine on her own, they wouldn't let her go until she was eating what they thought she should be eating and as often as they thought she should be. Spending the first four days of your newborns life with Doctors breathing over your shoulder is just not natural. We were released Thursday night to come home.. we were home Friday and Jake's Mom arrived Saturday.. so it's been a whirlwind since we got home. . .

I'm happy to report Abbey is doing wonderful, eating what she wants, when she wants and she is such a good and pleasant baby...

Jake is such a good Daddy, I could never have dreamed it better...

I'm looking forward to some normal-ness back, and feeling at home again.

I'm doing okay, My First child was born after 6 hours of labor, with an epidural so I felt nothing. So this was quiet an experience for me, but if I could go back and change it, I wouldn't, I'm glad to have felt everything and I'm glad I got Abbey out quickly enough so they could help her breath. I bounced back so much quicker without all of the drugs in my system and I was able to leave less than 10 hours after labor to go be with her.

I've done a lot of praying this week and I have a lot to be thankful for....

I'll post a good normal boring blog when things are more settled for me...

I love everyone. Give your babies kisses tonight... be thankful to be blessed with the wonderful gift of your children....

5 comments:

Melissa P said...

AWWWW! She is SO adorable Mandi! I'm glad you posted about her birth cuz' I was really anxious to hear about it. :) You, Jake, Ashley and your mom look so in love with her. What a little sweetheart. :)
I'm so sorry things got off to a rough start though. Poor baby Abbey. :( But I'm glad she is doing well now and thankful she didn't have to spend any more than 4 days in the hospital. ((hugs))

Gipsy said...

Hey Mandi, congrats on such a cute baby!! Sorry to hear it was a hard start - would have wished for you to have it much easier and settled... glad it is all fine now though!! Cuddos to you!! MONIA

Brie said...

Look how Ashley looks like she's grown up overnight in these pictures! Aw!!
And what a gorgeous baby you have=)))

Dawn said...

Hiya hun, congratulations and hugs to the whole happy family :) Beautiful pictures, I'm so glad I got to see them! Sorry to hear that things were off to a rough start, but it sounds like all is well now, what a relief :) **HUGS** Love ya!

Grandmother Owl said...

She's lovely! So glad she's stronger and doing well now! Take time for yourself too! *hugs!*