Monday, October 26, 2009

One month

I can't believe a month has already passed since giving birth to our little angel. Where has the time gone? I love each and every day with this little one. Every day is completely different. We have our good days and our bad days. Thankfully the good ones out weigh the bad ones. We had a little photo shot in honor of her one month birthday.

A couple of her likes:

She loves to take a bath
Getting her diaper changed
looking at the ceiling fan
she loves light, like looking outside
she likes her changing table, weird I know but every time I lay her down she is so happy.
her swing

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2 week check-up

Marlee had her 2 week check up today. She is growing so much. She is 22 inches long and now weighs 8 lbs 9 oz. I was so surprised she weighed that much. When we went to the doctor a week and a half ago we weighed 7lbs 5 oz. So I was very happy that she gained as much as she did. Also here are a few pictures I have taken over the last couple of days.

Monday, October 12, 2009

5 Generations

This past weekend was an awesome weekend. We got to go visit my Great Grandma which is Marlee's Great Great Grandma. It was perfect because my grandparents were in town as well as my parents. So we have to jump on the opportunity to take pictures. So there you have it....5 Generations!!! What a blessing!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Marlee Zane Brandon

Marlee Zane Brandon
September 26, 2009
3 p.m.
7 lbs 11oz
21 inches
Sorry it has taken me so long to post something about the birth of our little girl. But I still adjusting to life with a newborn. Let me go ahead and write about little bit about the birth of Marlee. It all started Friday September 25th at 2 pm. I had gone to the bathroom and was washing my hands when I felt like I peed my pants. I remember thinking, there is no way I just peed my pants because I just went to the bathroom. So I go down stairs and was doing something in the kitchen when I felt it again. I called my mom and asked her if she ever experienced her water breaking and what did it feel like. She confirmed my thought that my water had broke. So I called Roy to let him know that I was calling the hospital to ask them what I should do. He said right then that he was coming home. I called the hospital and they wanted me to come in and they will check to see if my water actually broke.
Got to the hospital and sure enough my water did break. So they admitted us right them. By this time it was around 5 pm and I wasn't having any contraction. The nurse told me they would be starting me on pitocin. That started around 7 pm. The screen was showing that I was having small contractions but I still wasn't feeling them. So Roy and I just hung out. We played Uno, watched TV and then later I tried to get some sleep. They didn't start checking to see if I was dilated until about 11 pm, which at this point I was still only a 3. Through out the night my contractions were getting stronger and stronger and by 7 am I couldn't handle them any more. They were making me shake and throw up. So I got an epidural. When I got the epidural I was dilated to a 6. So I was making some progress.
Wow, once that epidural kicked in, I was in heaven. Those things are amazing!! So I tried to get some sleep since I didn't really sleep much with those contractions I was having. I think it was around 11 am the nurse was watching the charts and had noticed that with each contraction I was having Marlee's heart rate would go down. She was a little concerned so she called the doctor. She also said she couldn't turn up the pitocin because that would only make my contractions harder and if they are harder then it could put more stress on Marlee. Doctor said to turn off the pitocin and watch the heart rate with out it. Well once they turned off the pitocin, my contractions basically stopped. And of course Marlee's heart rate went back to normal.
The Doctor came in about 1 pm to talk to us. She said that because Marlee wasn't doing well with semi weak contractions, she is concerned that once I get into hard labor that she really won't do well. Also, I still wasn't dilating, I was still at a 6 at 1 pm. Then on top of that we were coming up to 24 hours of my water breaking. Which is a concern for infections. So with all of this on our plate, we decided together that a c-section would be the best thing.
After the Doctor left, I started to cry. I didn't want a c-section but I wanted what was best for our daughter. They started prepping me and we were in the operating room by 2:45pm. Marlee was out at exactly 3 pm.
We are so blessed to have Marlee here with us. She has brought so much happiness into our lives already. She is a really good baby, she eats and sleeps like a champion. Which I am so thankful for. She is really alert. My mom said she doesn't remember newborns being awake this much.
I can't believe I love something so much having only meet her a little over a week ago.