Granny Glenn's Dreams
Sunday, 7 October 2007
She is here
Mood:  flirty
Now Playing: Kyla Rae
Topic: Birthdays

We have had the scare of a life time.  She is so tiny and such a fighter.  She pulled the ventilator tube out, almost to say, enough of that.  She just looks absolutely mad at what life has given her the first two days of her life.  She is still on O2 and a feeding tube and lots of other tubes in and out but she is doing great considering everything.  Daddy's Little Girl....

Posted by grannyglenn at 5:01 PM
Updated: Sunday, 7 October 2007 5:13 PM
Friday, 5 October 2007
Welcome Kyla Rae
Mood:  hug me
Now Playing: Kyla Rae is Here
Topic: Birthdays

Smile Alyssa and Keith went to the hospital on Wednesday because Alyssa's back was hurting but after watching her they sent her home.  Thursday, 10/4, she went back in because the Dr was going to start her on some medicine to encourage Kyla to come out, but Alyssa was already ih labor so they just started one medicine.  We stayed at the hospital unti after midnight and left so they could try to get some rest, and Larry went back today while I went to work with my cell phone on.  I was called about 11:30 and told she was moving forward but he would call, then again about 12:00.  I picked up Courtney and we went to Joplin.  Before we got there, Kyla was born. 

Alyssa's mom and sister were there with Larry.  They noticed nurses running to the room and when they asked what was going on was told by the nurses that they can't tell them anything.  Keith latter said that he got to cut the cord, but she wasn't crying or making any noise.  Then the nurses run in and everyone started working on the baby and she she started to make some noise. The nurses put a tube down in to lungs. She had aspirated meconium.  She is now in the nicu on 100% O2 and sedated.  We have not had a chance to see her at all.  Keith took a picture of her before they took her away, they they got to go in to see her int he ICU. 

 It was hard to watch Keith so worried about her.  I remembered babies having that happen when I worked at the hospital  but came home and looked it up.  Sounds like she will be fine, but there are risks to the lungs.  Will just have to pray she is OK. 

Posted by grannyglenn at 12:22 PM
Friday, 29 September 2006
28 years ago today
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Courtney is growing up
Topic: Birthdays

28 years ago today at 6:35 PM at the age of 22, I gave birth to a tiny little baby girl.  She frowned and worried about the world around her and today she still worries about the known and unknown.  I started college in June because her idiot biological father - remember we are divorced, wanted to move back to Miami OK.  I wanted to move back to California.  But nooo, he wanted to come here, but OH how I digress.  I was actually due to deliver on October 10 but gee I had midterms coming up and was worried about being out of school too much.  I found that this average student could actually be a A student and wanted to maintain 4.0 if possible - I graduated with a BS and a 3.89 average three years later.  I went to my doctor in the morning and he said I could come to the hospital after I finished my classes and he would induce.  I went to one class then got to thinking about what if my water broke or something really embarassing like that happened so I skipped my next class and went shoppping instead.  although I will never forget the instructors face when I went up to him after class and asked for my work while I was gone.  He said so you are having a C-section, and I said no I was going in today because I was in labor.  He squeaked out - "Now??"  Well almost.  I went to TG&Y, a store taken out by Wal-Mart and a yard sale first.  About 4:00, I decided it might be time to go to the hospital since I was having more discomfort and she came into the world at 6:35.  I stayed overnight and went home the next morning.  Something just not done back then but I had a little 2.5 year old little boy that had never stayed away from Momma before and I was scared to death for him.  He had stayed with his Aunt Carla and well we just had a different parenting style and I was afraid it just wouldn't be comfortable for either of them. 

She was so tiny, barely 6# and 15.5 inches long.  You could see the blood through her little arms she seemed so thin.  I guess that had to do with being encouraged to arrive rather than coming on her own.  She did not have time to get that fat on.  I remember looking at her and thinking what have I done.  I was not working and her dad made $600. a month. We were living in his grandmother's house and I was going to school.  What if I didn't have the money to feed her or buy the clothes she needed?  What if her brother hated her and I couldn't give them both enough love and attention?  I wonder where she got her worry gene??  My sister's husband had a great job at "the plant" and I was already dressing my little boy in hand me downs from her daughter (Dont tell Benn he wore girl clothes) and could no way provide for my kids as well as she could hers. 

But someway I did.  Both Courtney and Benn are wonderful adults.  Funny and confident and not afraid to try new things.  When I see her manage a roomful of kindergarteners and how much the parents appreciate her calm spirit, I am so proud.  She is my best friend and I enjoy her company.  The pain of childbirth is only a memory - although I still have bragging rights of doing it all natural except for the little help in the water breaking department.  She never brought me any pain or heartache growing up, she was always an easy kid to be around. 

Today is her birthday, my baby I grew up with.  I am so proud.

Posted by grannyglenn at 1:22 PM

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