Monday, March 07, 2011

Mia Kate

She is three and half weeks old and I am finally getting around to posting about her on my blog! So she is here and loved by many. She has been fought over many of times by a sibling or cousin on wanting to hold her. She is very much a hit when it comes to the little ones.

So let's start with her birth story. We had to get to the hospital at 5:00 am. This being my fourth labor I thought I would go fast since I was in labor for a total of 4 hours with Brock. Well, I was WRONG. Since I was only 37 weeks and I was being induced due to Mia's kidney issue my body wasn't ready it took much longer than I thought. And to make it more pleasant, epidurals make me nauseated so I got sick the entire time I was laboring. When I was finally ready for the delivery it happened really fast. Thank goodness. I remember seeing her for the first time and noticing that she had the "cheeks" just like my others. I was in love yet again. What a little miracle. So next, was the big question of how much she weighed. She came in at 7 lbs 2 ozs. My doctor said good thing we had her 3 weeks early because she would have been right up there with her brothers.

So she arrived safely and I made it through my last delivery.:) The next day, they did an ultrasound on her kidney and it showed up the same as it did when I was pregnant. So we made an appointment with the specialist. They were in no hurry because her other kidney was working perfectly.

A couple of days of quiet hospital stay and we headed home to a house full of very excited kids and noise. I didn't really have to deal with all fours kids right away. My mom stayed for a week and did everything. And I mean everything. My house was always picked up, laundry was done and dinner every night. I tried to get her full time but it didn't work out. I have the best Mom!
She then took the boys home for a week after that. So it was two weeks later before dealing with all four on my own.

In a couple of days she'll be a month old. Crazy! I am doing all I can to slow time down and enjoy every moment because this is my last baby. She is our little living doll. We love her dearly! This is our Mia Katie.





laura said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Congrats!

Melissa said...

she is such a cutie!!!!

Kristal said...

She is just so precious!! I can't believe almost a month has passed already!!!

Amanda said...

She is so precious!!

Kristen said...

I have been waiting patiently for this post...I know you must be very busy! She is so perfect and I love her name! Those have to be the prettiest lips I have ever seen!! Congrats to all of you!

Dawn said...

So, so beautiful!