Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Everyone welcome Abby Paige Beal!!!
Well it finally happened, Julie and I are parents! Abby Paige was born July 18th at 9:12 at night weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long, and what an ordeal it was for her to come into our lives. As our last blog said the doctor had decided to induce Julie on Tuesday July 17th, so we headed to hospital ready to have our wonderful little girl. After 28 hours of rather painful labor Dr. Block decided that Abby was just too big and Julie would have to have a C-section. Needless to say things didn't go as we had hoped. As if the C-section wasn't enough Julie hemorrhaged pretty bad and lost a lot of blood, but I am happy to report while her hemoglobin is still low she is feeling better and better everyday. Now as for Abby she came out perfect, just as cute as Julie and I could ever imagine. She was very healthy but did get a mild case of Jaundice in the hospital and had to be under billi-lights the last 3 days we were at the hospital. The picture of what looks like a real life glo-worm is Abby catching some rays to help with the jaundice. After 5 days in the hospital we were finally able to go home, which was a big relief for all us as trying to get sleep in a hospital is almost impossible. There seems to be someone popping in to check something every hour.
Now that we are home Julie and I are starting to adjust to having a baby around the house. For the most part Abby is as perfect a baby as a parent could ask for. She rarely cries, eats well, continues to gain weight, and loves to be held. She still likes to keep Mom and Dad up at night but she is so sweet and cute we really don't mind. Julie is continually getting stronger and feel better from her surgery, however she has managed to get a cold in the midst of all of this. But being the trooper she is she never complains about her motherly duties. That is it for now, but we will be sure to keep everyone updated on how Abby, Julie and I are doing. Even if we don't have a lot to write we will be sure to put up pictures as much as we can.