Thursday, July 24, 2008

2 week checkups

Amy and I both had our 2 week check ups today. Everything is going good. Amy is growing quite fast! She weighed 9 lbs 3.5 oz (77%tile) and was 21 inches long (74%tile). She is still a little yellow, but doing great. We will be referred to a hemmotologist when she is 6 months old to do some additional bloodtest to make sure she doesn't have anytype of blood disorder, since her jaundice level went so high and took so long to come down. They would do it sooner, but it requires quite a bit of bloodwork and they don't want to take that much from her, since she is so young.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Getting to know each other

Mary has been slowly warming up to her sister. She has always been very excited about her, but not always wanting to be near her or hold her. Today she climbed up in the chair to sit with her.

Friday, July 18, 2008

First Family Walk

We took our first family walk this afternoon.

My dad was also sent home from the hospital today!!! He spent 14 days at MD Anderson...we are so happy that EVERYONE is home!!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Update on number

Saturday morning skin test the billirubin count was 15.
Saturday morning blood test was 20.
Saturday afternoon blood test was 22.
Saturday night blood test was 18.1.
Sunday morning blood test was 18.6.
Sunday afternoon blood test was 17.4.
Monday morning blood test was 16.1.
Monday afternoon 16.0
Tuesday morning 14.5!!!!!!!
Tuesday afternoon 14.1
Wednesday morning 12.5!!!!! She is out of the NICU!!!!!!!
Wednesday afternoon 14.7. She was 12 hrs off the lights.
Thursday morning 14.5. Amy was under the lights all last night in our room.
Thursday afternoon....12.7!!!! So she is off of the lights again. If the number still looks good in the morning, then she will be discharged. The dr. said this morning that he has never had to put a baby under the lights a third pray that we are done!!
Friday morning 12.1. She is coming home!!!!!! She was off the lights overnight and the numbers continued to go down.

Friday afternoon...We are home!!!!!!

Cutie Pie!

Yesterday while she was off of the lights I took advantage of that time and put some clothes on her (she has been naked since Saturday afternoon) and put a bow in. It was so nice to be able to hold her and have her spend time with us.

Swim Lessons

William has been taking Mary to swim lessons everyday this week. She has really enjoyed them and has been learning a lot.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Newest Picture

Finally, one with both eyes open! If you look carefully you can see her yellow racoon eyes from the goggles. She is almost back to her birth weight, last night at midnight she was 8 lbs, 5 oz. She is still quite a chunk. Before putting her under the lights, the 6 month shirts were too tight on her that the hospital had.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I will have some new pictures very soon! You can also click on the link over to the right---shutterfly...all of our pictures---to see all of the pictures we take. There are a lot more of Amy!

Click on link below to view her hospital pictures

Amy Elizabeth Haseltine

Amy Elizabeth Haseltine arrived Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm. She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. We were all scheduled to come home Saturday morning. Unfortunately, she had a high billirubin count and has jaundice. I was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning and am now a boarder at the hospital. Here is how it all went down...Amy was yellow and they did a blood test, the number came back high, so they told us she would need to be put under the lights. By the time they got all of the equipment in the room and hooked it up it was already after noon. Once we got her under it was time to feed her. Then we put her back under the lights. Then the pediatrcian wanted an IV put in, so it was another hour before she got back under the lights. Then it was time to feed her again. So she really didn't have too much time under the lights and at the next test, the number had risen again. So this time the doctor wanted her to be put in NICU so that she could be monitored better and stay under the lights more. So early in the evening she was moved. I go every 3 hours to feed her for only 30 minutes. Then back to the room to pump, so that could be given to her under the lights after I fed her. This morning at the 9:00 feeding they weighed her before and after and determined she was getting enough from me and that I didn't need to pump anymore! Yahoo! During the night her number had dropped at midnight, but rose again by 6 am. They should do another test again at noon, we are praying for a lower number and for that to happen she has to poop a lot!!! For us to be able to go home she will need to get her numbers down low, then keep them down while not under the lights. So it will be very late today or tomorrow before we get to go home.
One really cool thing about this hospital is that I have an internet connection on the TV, so I can check my email and surf the web all from the bed, it just doesn't have a mouse, which has taken a little time to figure out how to move around on the pages just using the arrows and tab keys. I promise to post pictures as soon as I can. I did get an email from the hospital photo company saying her picture is ready to be viewed, but I am unable to navigate around their page using the arrows, so you can try to access at password: has town McKinney

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

July 10 will be the day!

Unless #2 makes a very quick or a VERY LONG (I pray not) entrance into the world, it looks like she will be born on Thursday, July 10. Aunt Na-Na made it to the house tonight around 7, and then we headed to the McKinney Marshals baseball game. We are now getting things organized and in the car for our early morning trip to the hospital. Hopefully, I'll be able to go right to sleep tonight. Getting up early shouldn't be a problem, since every morning this week I've been up around 4:30.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Week 39 Update

I had my last exam today. I have made it to 4cm. This is further along than I was with Mary. I was still between 3-4cm after 40 weeks. So it looks like we'll be heading in Thursday morning at 5:30am at Allen Presby, unless my water breaks or contractions start, but I'm thinking that's not going to happen. With Mary we went in at 6:00am for the induction and she was born at 3:24pm. I'm hoping this one will come just a bit sooner...I was STARVING by the time she was born. We will send out an email as soon as we can to announce the news and details and then pictures will most likely not get posted until I get home, unless William or Aunt Na-Na can figure it out. :)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Almost 39 weeks

We're ready...but she's not!!! I've had lots of contractions today, but nothing consistent.

4th of July

We took it easy most of the day. Early in the evening the entire family, including Gus (which everyone loved him, and we were constantly getting stopped by people asking if they could pet him), went McKinney's 1st annual "Red, White, and Boom" Celebration. They had live music and fireworks once the sun set. If we would have gotten there a little earlier we could have enjoyed all of the "fair foods" they had and bounce houses. Mary loved watching the fireworks.