Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Miss Riley is Here!

Riley Jane Neves

July 3rd 2009

3:32 AM

6 pounds 6 ounces

Okay so finally I have a few minutes to do baby pictures. I swear with a baby in the hospital people think you have time to do things but I have never been so busy in my life! (and that's saying a lot!!!!)

Here's the story slightly shortened. I took my anti contraction meds on wednesday night the 1st at nine but my nine thirty I was having contractions and the frequency just increased until at 11:00 they were close and hard and I called L and D and they had me come in. At 12:10 we walked into triage. They were happy I was 34 weeks but didn't know if they wanted me to stop or keep going so they decided to try to stop the contractions. Well it didn't really work, so they gave me more and more to stop them and it just made my body fight even harder. Finally after about 5 hours and tons of anti contraction meds they gave up and said never mind you're having the baby. Unfortunatly right about then the contractions stopped. Even more unfortunately I was about 6 cm and needed to keep going. We had to wait for the drugs to wear off. Contractions stopped for an hour and then we went back to a warring body and lots of pain. After about 14 hours I conceeded and got an epidural. It wasn't until about 20 hours though that they started giving me pitosin (?) and then at 25 hours they broke mt water because we weren't getting anywhere. Finally at 30 hours of labor or rather around 3:30 on the 3rd Riley's heart started dipping and the dr. decided it was now or never. Riley wasn't where she was supposed to be so they had to go on a fishing trip to find her. Two hands and a vacuum and me pushing were what it took to get her out. She cried a big cry and we were all blown away by her 6 pounds six ounces. I didn't get to see her because I had to lay flat, but she was taken to NICU and given a C-pap for breathing so it wouldn't be so hard since we had both worked hard. I finally saw her the first time about 8 hours later and I think she's gorgeous!!! But I may be biased.

Right now she is doing really good all things considered. She is breathing on her own, she is taking bottles and starting to nurse some, and totally off the IV. She is really working hard, but we're facing some bad jaundice from her body trying to heal the hematoma at the back of her head. Its coming down but it's still going to be a long process. None the less we are so proud of her and how hard she is working!

Thank you everyone for all the support, I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Love Eric Nellie and Riley

Mom and Dad waiting...

Grandpa Don and Grandma Linda sleeping and waiting for Riley

Her first hours

She doesn't like to wake up

Feeding with Mommy

Daddy's Girl!

Our funny little family is finally complete!

Thank you everyone for the prayers and support. Couldn't have done it without you!!!!!


Tia Langston said...

Wow! She looks a lot like daddy. And I love the pic where she's looking right into his eyes. So sweet! Congrats! Can't wait to meet her!

The Drinkwater Family said...

I said it once and I'll say it again, she's BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations! So excited for you guys!!!

Mags Jaussi said...

My little niece is so dang cute! Hot pink would look fabulous on her with all that dark hair! LOL! I love you guys! Congrats again! See ya soon!

Annie Sunshine said...

The one with Eric looking in her eyes had me so teary. She IS so beautiful. All that hair and her size reminds me so much of Ella.

She is beautiful and we are so happy she is here safe and sound. I wish we could see her soon, but with all the kid germs I am around all the time I'm sure it won't be until the summer is over. Until then give her hugs and kisses from us and we will hope you have time to keep up with pictures and updates on here.

Katianne said...

EEEE!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!! It seems like she is getting better all the time, and she is sooo beautiful, I don't think you're too biased ;) Congratz!!!!

Fattastic said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations Smelly.