Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mommy and Baby Girl, Home at Last

What a ride! After Lynn being put on bedrest for almost 9 weeks, Savannah Malyn Osborn was born on October 18th, 2006 at 5:10 p.m. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. Lynn was in labor for around 15 hours before we decided with Dr. Stone that it was time to deliver our little girl by c-section.

Savannah was taken to NICU immediately after delivery to be observed for 4 hours, which is the standard for preemies. She had some rapid breathing problems, as well as a below normal body temperature and the head nurse told us early that we should not be alarmed if Savannah was kept in NICU.

However, about 10:00 p.m., we were informed that Savannah was doing well and that she would be coming to our room to join us! The rapid breathing had subsided, but there was still an issue with her body temperature, and we were told that if it dropped, she would have to return to intensive care.

Savannah had to be put in a warmer a couple of times, but never had to return to the NICU. She stayed with us throughout the week, while Lynn recovered from a rough pregnancy and a few nights of no sleep after Savannah was brought into the world. After arriving at the hospital on Tuesday, we were finally informed on Saturday that we would be able to bring her home on Sunday.

Currently, Mommy and Baby Girl are doing much better. Savannah has her first appointment with her pediatrician on Tuesday, October 24; and Lynn goes for a follow up visit to her Doctor on the same day. We feed Savannah every three hours without fail to try to get her weight up. We also keep her in about 4-5 layers of clothing to keep her temperature normal, as well as keeping the house extremely warm for her (I sweat when I sit on the couch now, but I don't mind at all.) She is the most precious thing I have ever seen.

There are some pictures below that were taken at the hospital by Momma Mason, and Ron Mason. I have some other great pics of Savannah that I will post by Wednesday. Thank you to our family and friends that have done so much for us over the past 10 weeks. I am off to try to catch a nap before we feed that sweet girl again............

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