Sunday, November 4, 2012

Welcome To The World Courtney Faith

It has been quite a while since my last post. I'm going to try to update here more often. When I last posted I was just 8 weeks pregnant. For those of you who follow me on Youtube know that I have already had my baby girl. She was born at 35 weeks 5 days. Courtney Faith weighed 6lbs 4 oz. She was very healthy and stayed with us in my room the whole time. This was a nice change from my last 3 pregnancies. However on the day we were being discharged she had to go to the neonatal progressive care unit. She had jaundice and wasn't holding her temperature well. I was crushed that we couln't bring her home. I thought for sure I'd have my fairytale ending. Luckily we got to room in down the hall from here in the NPCN. The next day we went home to be with our son and give our parents a break from watching him. (he's a 2 year old boy who is FULL of energy) When we woke the next morning as we were getting ready to go visit our girl I received a call from the neonatal Dr saying that we could take her home as they were getting ready to discharge her. I was so excited. I thought for sure she would have to be there longer than that. SO I cried a few tears and then rushed to find a sitter for Noah and took off to go get her.

AT first breastfeeding was good until she became jaundiced. Then she didn;t want to eat and became lazy at the breast. In the NPCN she was getting bottles of my expressed breast milk. Once home I started BFing her again although she was still super weak. So I continued to pump. I had several painful plugged ducts and got thrush really bad. I actually gave up when she was a month old. At 2 months old I decided to relactate. So Here I am relactating. I got a hospital grade pump and a SNS to feed her at the breast with. This are going well but she's use to the bottle and still has a weak suck. We are working on it though. I'm hoping to be fully relactated by 1 month.

So baby girl is doing good, we are now a family of 4 and we are DONE! I had my tubes tied and we are ready to embrace our new journey in life as a family of 4.

Blessing to all.