Well, Grace is here! I can't even explain how excited Nate and I are to have this precious little girl. Sunday morning @ 1:50 am I woke up with contractions and decided to wait 6 hours to make sure that I was for sure in labor before heading to the hospital. After getting to the hospital they confirmed that I was in labor. So, at 1:00pm Grace entered this world and Nate and I could not control our emotions and were so overwhelmed with love for this new little spirit. After she was cleaned up Nate and I had a few moments alone with her and It was something I will never ever forget. Shortly after that the nurse came in and looked at Grace and thought she looked a little grey in color and looked weak. She decided to take Grace into the nursery to look at her better. Nate followed her in there and I was stuck in the room in bed. So as time went by I was getting updates from Nate via text and to my surprise Grace was really sick. They said she had a temperature of 102 degrees and was really grey in color. They said she had some kind of infection. They had to give her iv's and x-rays,and even a spinal tap. They admitted her into the NICU. My heart was broken and I felt so helpless. So after waiting 2 hours in my room all alone they let me go see her. That night was filled with discouraging news and they told me most likely she would have to stay in the hospital 7-10 days best case and 15 days worst case. The doctors also said she had to stay in the nursery and could not come into my room with me.
The next day, she was able to control her temperatures and was looking much better. We were still waiting for the results back from all her tests to confirm what kind of infection she had.
After waiting 72 hours and her being hooked up to antibiotics for 2 days the results came back. She was going to be okay. She contracted a virus that I had 4 days before I went into labor. After all said and done we are home with her and so grateful she is better. We are having so much fun and we are in love with her.
Grace weighed 7 pounds 6 oz and 21 inches long. Born July 10,2011
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