Friday, October 21, 2016

Game plan

Finally! Seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

Renny has been doing well with feedings, so the plan is to see how she dose over the weekend, have her sleep study done Sunday  (she has been dstating ) and take her home on Monday.

Keep the prayers and good vibes coming please!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NICU day 14

So, after being in the NICU for 14 days we are finally starting to see our baby take full bottles. This is in part thanks to a few nurses who said oh hey gonna change this nipple and see what happens. It was magicial.

We are currently at odds with one doctor on the care team, just dont care too much for her bedside manner and our interactions.  However we have an appointment with a social worker tomorrow and a call into the patient advocate as well gonna try and get them to get this discharge moving.  She would do much better at home with us.

Keep the prayers coming though, because  the way it was explained to us by an awesome nurse is that she needs to take all of her feeds ( 8) completly by mouth for 24 hours, then they will remove the NG tube, after that she needs to continue to take her feeds for another 24 hours before discharge.

Keep the prayers because we know she can take at least 3 feeds in 24 hours now. So pray send wishes good vibes etc that she says ohhh yea this is what I need to do.

She is such a joy, looks just like her big sister.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Serenity! 10/5/16

 So as with my last pregnancy, this one ended with a huge bang.  After weeks and weeks of complications and low amniotic fluid, steroids to help the baby's lungs, and 8 hospital visits and admissions later.  I finally got my wish the day after I turned 30 years old.   I went into Maternal Fetal Medicine for my weekly appointment.  Unlike my pregnancy with Espy, I felt okay that day I had a headache, I was swollen, and had high BP.  This was the norm for me since about 30 weeks so I thought eh, they won't deliver me with just all of that.  Well that day was also my 34 week Ultrasound and the plan was with all of the issues I was having, if something happened to me or her we would go ahead and deliver.  Well, all was going as planned until  I asked the tech about her fluid level and she said "Hardly anything there" I thought hmmm.. She then said yeah the blood flow to the brain and cord were showing signs of hard to get for lack of a better term.   So she went quickly to show the ultrasound to the specialist who like me thought " Oh she is good" Thank God for the tech saying
" No, she isn't you need to look at this" Minutes and minutes pass and then she comes in with the news " So the plan is to deliver you today"   Me- " FINALLY!"  So we begin the process of now trying to find emergency care for Espy all while processing the fact that  I am about to have another C-section. This delivery wasn't as rushed as Espy's but it was still hasty, Dr. Gordon dosen't play around.  My diagnosis before delivery? You guessed it Preeclampsia for the second time, as well as intrauterine growth restriction and the baby had abnormal wave patterns in her ultrasounds.

This delivery was kinda special for me though because not only did I have the doctor that I loved performing everything, my primary midwife Irma came in and told me, " I am going to be with you the whole time" and that meant the world to me.  So we were hasty but not super rushed I felt more at ease with the whole process.  So fastfoward to the operating room, and I go in and its about 11 AM and by 11:23 I got this:

                                           Serenity Eulalia Grace Lozano   4Lbs 10Oz ( 1oz shy of Espy)
                                              17.25 inches. 

Now, by rule of the hospital any baby born under 35 weeks was automatically admitted to the NICU.
So knowing this I knew that she would be there and since I had to be hooked up to magnesium for 24 hours I was not going to be able to see her until the next day, this broke my heart but I knew it had to be done and prayed for a short stay in the NICU for my baby girl.

Serenity was born without any complications however; my 10 day old baby is still stuck in the NICU why? Becuase she won't drink a bottle, she will breast feed very well, but not take a bottle at all.  So please keep praying for my girl. She is doing marvelous otherwise.