Thursday, June 25, 2009

2 Weeks old and a date night

Anna Grace you are two weeks old! I cannot believe it. You are changing daily. You have started stretching your legs and pointing your toes. I LOVE this. You are destined to be a dancer with those long legs and toes.

You are still a picky eater and haven't rounded the corner of wanting to breastfeed. Its an ordeal every feeding but Mommy is praying hard that it will get better and I feel like it is. You still aren't at birth weight but you are a dainty little girl. You weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces on your two week birthday.

Tonight Mommy and Daddy went to dinner. When I was still pregnant I told Adam it would be at least 6 weeks before we went out on a date. Well, Mommy knew the sooner she left you with Grammie the better. So, tonight my Mom and Aunt Sammie came over and kept you. (We were only gone 2 hours but still!) While we were gone you took a bottle like a champ! You also got a visit from your great-grandparents, Susie and Pop Pops. Here is a pic of Mommy and Daddy with you before we left.

I can definitely say that I am a Mommy. Last night, I nursed you while Pepper sat on my shoulders....Ahhhh Parenting!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 10, 2009

I have been trying to think and put into words what this day was like. I was admitted into the hospital on June 9 at 5pm. By 6pm, I was officially in my bed, had an i.v., and was ready to get started. At 9pm I had my sleeping pill and out I went. If I had not had this I would have never slept!

At 5 am, I woke up looking around thinking I need to get up and take a shower and get ready to meet our little girl! By 9am I was in my labor and delivery room and the potocin was rolling. By that point Anna Grace's entourage starting coming in. My mom, sister, and Adam's mom were the first to arrive. The morning was spent putting on make-up during contraction and watching tv. At 12:30 Adam went to get something to eat and I was alone for about a whole 10 minutes. Well thats when my ob came by and decided to break my water....yikes! I was nervous about this because I had heard it could be painful. It was a breeze and helped with the labor process alot.

Fast forward through the afternoon (which I slept through) At 5:00pm I was anxious. I knew because I was induced that it was going to take awhile. I had my epidrual around 2pm and was well rested and ready to push! Except I wasn't ready too! My knight in shining armor had kept everyone out of the room for awhile so I could rest and during that time was when I started to feel pressure and knew things were getting close. I was right! I had dialated to 8cm. Adam let everyone know and I went back to sleep! Around 6:30 or 7pm I woke up and knew I was beginning to feel very different. By 7:45pm I was fully dialated and could get started pushing. Apparently I was one of few who could tell when to push during an epidural. SO much so, that my labor and delivery nurse had me slow and down and push softer....WHAT! My OB had gone to rest because she was having contractions, at 38 weeks pregnant herself. At 8:30pm, She finally made it to my room and began getting ready. At 8:48 this happened...

Our lives were instantly changed forever. NICU was present right after birth, evaluated her and said she looked great. I couldnt believe it when Adam brought her over to me to hold! It was amazing. She was incredible. Anna Grace still potentionally has a long road ahead but Adam and I are blessed beyond words to have a healthy little girl under our roof. Thank you for praying, encouraging, and loving us during this time. Our prayer for Anna Grace is the she would grow and love the Lord with all her heart! We know that He has a special plan for her life. Her are a few more pictures!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anna Grace Burgess

We are so thankful for everyone's prayers and well wishes during our pregnancy and birth of Anna Grace. She is such a blessing. We are settling in to being Mom and Dad. Adam and I are both blown away by her. She looks just like her Daddy and has small eyes like her Mama. I will be updating more soon with her birth story etc. Please continue to pray for our little girl as we all grow together as a family.

Anna Grace Burgess
7 pounds 11 ounces
20.75 inches long
Born June 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm