Thursday, April 26, 2007

We're Back!

The Good: Katherine Hope made her appearance at 4:47am on Monday the 23rd of April. Birth story to follow. Katherine did great from the very beginning.

The Bad: A retained placenta meant an emergency D&C for me.

The Ugly: I passed out Monday evening and was having severe abdominal pain. A CT scan showed air and blood in my abdomen. It was finally determined that there was a small tear in my uterus. A blood transfusion Tuesday evening finally had me feeling like a human on Wednesday. We were able to come home today (Thursday).

Obviously there are lots of stories to be had from this week! I am healing but am severely anemic. We were oh so lucky that my uterus did not rupture and that I didn't have to have a hysterectomy for the retained placenta. But we are so much more lucky that all the drama happened to me and that my little Hope is perfect in every way. Here's a picture to tide you over until I can get all the details posted. Oh, she weighed 7 lb 9 oz and was 20" long.

4 comments:

Tendersoul said...

OMG! Congrats! Congrats! How beautiful!

I had wondered if you were off delivering since you hadn't posted in several days. I'm sorry you had a rough time of it, but I am so glad to see you are home and both of you are healthy now.

How are you feeling?

Again -- congrats! I am so happy for you!!!

Tendersoul said...

PS. What a lovely name!!

Christina said...

Yay! Congrats! She's a gorgeous baby!

And wow, what an ordeal. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that! Hope you heal up quickly and can get back to normal as soon as possible.

SaraS-P said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Such a beautiful little girl!

Take care of yourself!