Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New Pics of Life with Cadyn

Not doing too bad for her first Bath, good thing her big sis Aimee was in there with her.
Being a cute big sister trying to console her little sis!

Aimee holding "baby Cadyn" right after her first bath

Cadyn's weight issue

well I wish the circumstances were switched and That I was the one losing the weight, not the baby, but alas, She has managed to keep her weight down in her 1st 2 weeks of life ( I'm trying to be humorous about the subject, so i don't get to down) As of last Thursday, she weighed 6lbs, and 14.1 oz, So the doctor, said to just try and wake her every 2 hrs to feed, and if she doesn't want to cooperate with nursing, then pump and give her that, so we have tried to stick with that, and what do you know, she starts cooperating the minute she got home from the docs, Doesn't always seem that once you go to the doctors, your illness seems to get better, even before the meds start working, weird . So anyways, she is latching on better and is awake more, so I think she will be fine come Thrusday, when we go in for a weight check. I am actually doing well, I feel th worst when I go to bed, because lying flat hurts a ton, so I try not to lay down during the day too much. And my wonderful Husband has been getting up with Cadyn and giving her a bottle, so I can continue recoverying, however, I want to start getting up, to see how I will feel, So I think I will try tonight and see how it goes. I still have my lifting restrictions, of #10 for another month, but the girls seem to be understanding, most of the time. So I also have been working on Family History, and if any of my family has any info I could use, please send it to me, so I can get as many names printed out, so when We get a chance to go to the temple, we will have the names ready.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Cadyn Bailey Graff

Here is the scoop on our newest edition to our little family She was born on Friday, June 8th 8:02 pm at 7lbs and 14.1oz and 20in long at 36 weeks. The only real complication we ended up having was it took the docs over 20 mins to reach the uterus, and by that point, they had pushed Cadyn out of the way so far, that they had to suction her out. It being my 3rd c-section, my body had built up a lot of scar tissue and made the docs work to get my baby out.
As for Mom and baby, we are doing alright, we are still fighting the whole breastfeeding issue, and I at least just pray that it will come together sooner then later. I think she thinks as long as she gets food she is content.
As for Dad and the girls, they are really enjoying having their baby sister finally here. Dad is working really hard to satisfy the demands of a house of 4 females, I guess he is just getting a taste of the future, Hopefully, we won't give him too much trouble, but as we girls all know that is sometimes beyond our control. But at least he gets to be surrounded by 4 beautiful girls everyday. But I know he can handle it, He already is a really good dad, so I have no worries
that he'll survive, since they all our 'Daddy's little girls' I know he will be happy as soon as I am back to my self, so I can give him a hand, actually he is counting the days...
Since it is Father's day weekend, I think about the great husband and father I have and my daughters have, and how grateful he is the man he is. I love him so much for dealing with me through all the pregnancy and recovery issues I have, and then the girls and work. I don't give him enough credit sometimes, But he is one Awesome Dude, and we would be lost without him. Love all of you and feel free to email, or comment here, to get more personal feedback.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Introducing baby Cadyn


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

More info I have found on the possible risk

Here is some more info I found concerning the risks, that are involved right now:

Anterior placentas are extremely common and generally do not cause complications. The exception is if you have had a
prior c/section.

Then, in some cases, the anterior placenta can attach itself to the old
scar in the uterine muscle, a situation called placenta accreta (or
percreta or increta, depending if the placenta goes deeper into the
muscle, or even through the entire uterus, respectively). This can
cause hemorrhage with delivery, necessitating blood transfusion or even
hysterectomy. Fortunately, if you have never had a c/section, this is
quite rare.this site can also be

Monday, June 4, 2007

35 week appt w /OBGYN

Well, for what looks to be my last prenantal appt, it went pretty good. I was told that my cervix had not changed from a 1 cm 2 weeks earlier. So that was good news. Next thing the doctor told me was I have an anterior placenta( if any "medical terms" confuse anyone, Google it), which apparently is not good for a c-section, since it is in front of the incisions area, and that would mean the surgeon cutting through it. The other problem, is that besides it being it the way, it could be attached from the adhesion's and or just really stuck to the uterine wall. This is called placenta accreta. So thus taking it out can either cause lots of bleeding and require a blood transfusion and/or a possible hysterectomy. The doc, also said my Red blood cell count was not very high, so I might lose to much and it be more of a problem then normal situations. so needless to say, the doc advised us that either I tie my tubes now or Mark does in the fall, but i am not to have another surgery down there, so basically she is telling us that their are more risks involved with this delivery, that it would be wise to stop now. So after praying for a few months now about this, we feel this is our answer to our prayers, as far as whether we are to continue adding numbers to our family or not. This may not sit well with some of you, But most of you now the struggles I've been having and I guess my body doesn't want me to do this anymore, So I guess its time to listen to it. I'm writing this down, so I can have something to remember why we made the decision and how we felt about it, it will still be in our prayers until next week when they do the Amnio to test for the Fetal lung maturity (FLM) and if it is positive, we will be having the baby or at least surgery at 8am, so sometime that morning "Cadyn Bailey" will enter this world. We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers in our behalf, we really do feel the love of our friends and family as we go through this trying time. But we know that as long the Lord is with us and condones our decision, then we are happy. Love you all and will continue to use this to keep you updated on our family...hopefully

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