Could you just die of happiness after watching this?
Olive has already shown us her happy little personality, and believe me we are all wrapped around her little fingers!
wait....I need to watch it again.....HA! I love this little girl!
What a difference a week makes!!! Last week we had quite a surprise....Jeff called to say that Claire was in the hospital ready to have an emergency C-section! Five weeks early! Here is the story from Jeff:
we had our weekly check up at the McChord Air Force Base clinic. Part
of the check up involves using a dopler to listen to the babies heart
beat. While we were listening I noticed that the heart rate was much
faster then it should be. The dopler said that her heart rate was 140
but I thought it sounded much faster. After checking several times we
found her heart rate was closer to 260 bpm (beats per minute) even
though the dopler still showed it being 140. The nurse sent us to
Madigan Army Hospital saying "Im sure its nothing" and off we went..... What we found was that Olive was
experiencing Atrial Flutter. Meaning her atria was beating super fast
while the rest of her heart was beating normally which leads to poor
perfusion of the body. It also means there is a risk of blood pooling in
the lungs and around the heart. So the decision was made to preform a
C-section right away.
(quick note- Olive had never had these symptoms previously and we believe we caught it the day it began. )
So off goes Claire and I am standing there peeing myself.
Claire was in the O.R. (about an hour after the initial appointment!)
and had received her anesthesia I was able to come in and sit with her.
She was amazing. Our entire birth plan and months of planning and
practice had been smashed but she was brave and strong. After several
minutes a little Olive Wren came out of her belly and we got a brief
glimpse of her before she was rushed to the NICU.
...... Since then there have been numerous
interventions preformed to try and maintain normal vital signs,
everything from new vents and different drugs to body placement and
central lines into her umbilical cord. Despite the occasional setback we
seem to be moving forward. ........ It seems
like everyday things are looking a little bit better. Quite literally
baby steps. Claire has been doing good... just recovering, aside from
any bruising and soreness she is fine. Seriously though we are so
grateful for the prayers and fasting on our behalf. It has meant the
world to us. We have felt peace and comfort from the prayers and fasting
and angels you have sent our way."
Isn't she Beautiful!!
This is the first time I got to see my "Livey Lovey"!
She is doing so well. Everyday she is doing a bit better, and I have to say the doctors and nurses they have working on Olive are really fantastic! Claire and Jeff have not been able to hold her yet, and as you can imagine they are going crazy with that! All of us want to get our hands on this kid...she is just so adorable....
Alright....so here's what I didn't tell you about our week with the La-la's....
It was all about FOOD baby!...all about FOOD.
Kindle is some-what of a Foodie, herself, and has been reading this blog called "Alice Q. Foodie" that is awesome. She has a whole section about the different restaurants and hang-outs that she loves in San Fran...so, after a little arm twisting...(She had to twist my arm for a full second before I said "let's Go!")
we went to see what Alice Q was talking about! Take a look at some of her favorites....
Kindle got Heavenly macaroons at a little place in the Ferry Building called "Miette". Plus, they had the cutest shop...very colorful and "French delicious" looking.
Also at the Ferry Building, they had the freshest looking oysters....so of course the Dread Pirate and his trusty side-kick Ben had to give it a try.
Next on the schedule is Dynamo Donuts...I know...right? I had to break down and have a few bites...
They all looked Outrageously delicious...and the most amazing flavors...
this one is "maple apple with smoked bacon"...
Yes, I said Bacon.....YUMMO!
and this is the end of Kindle's "Lemon Pistachio"
And finally, we visited the famed "Tartine"....(pictures are worth a thousand words here...)
Everything at Tartine looked so wonderful, but I liked the sandwiches the very best. Very savory, and the artisan bread was really good.
The girls who sat across from us were darling and had ordered the most beautiful food.
We took turns taking pictures of each other, and chatting....
The whole experience was down-right Dizzy-ing!
This week? Getting back on track....alright?
(it was worth it....)
My home is not a place, it is people. ―Lois McMaster Bujold
Me and DPRobert married 30+ years Kindle....married to Ben(funny guy) Kit...married to Daniel (short Colombian) Claire...married to Jeff (tall Red) Levi...Sonny boy (lookin' for Love) Mattie...married to Jon(dopplegangers)
The McNuggetts: Sweet E...Big Brudder. Sweet D...."Yes, please". Sissy La La....In it to win it. Livee girl...."Oh, my". Sweet to the MAX!....toothache he's so sweet! Sheppy Shep...Miracles! Little Lewis....delicious! Baby Aero....Heavenly!