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The Nugget Story ... with Pictures! Updated: 6/17/2008 ... She's officially all ours!

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#251 Alyssa

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    Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:02 AM

    Originally Posted by AnnR
    Ok, you guys will never believe this. So Paul started talking to one of our regular, and favorite, nurses (well, Gwen's nurses). Somehow they got on the topic of how we got married in Mexico.

    Well, long story short - she comes up to me and says we've met before. I was like, how? She said BDW! Not only is she a member of this forum ... but she was married at CALETAS! How crazy is that? She wasn't on here too much, and hasn't been on for a while ... but what a small world! She said she recognized us, likely from all of the pictures I've posted! Seriously, how crazy is that.

    Then Paul said "is it weird that someone on your forum has seen your boobs?" (referring to me breastfeeding in front of the nurses) Then he said, "well, I guess she isn't the only one!" HAHA! So true! (for those of you that don't know, I am referring to a group boudoir session we did a while back)

    Oh, and I can't post w/o adding a picture!


    So Gwen started out so well, that she had us all fooled into thinking she was the perfect little preemie, in that she was acting more like a full term baby. Well, she's now "acting her age." Over the last few days she's been having more "de-sats" where her blood oxegenation levels drop just a little below where the doctors like to see them. Basically, this just means that she's not taking deep enough breaths, or she's pausing here and there. It's usually around feeding time, and she always jumps right back up on her own - but it still scares Paul and I do death when the monitor dings. We're conditioned to hate those dings now!

    The nurses and docs reassure us that it's likely nothing to worry about. But because she wasn't doing this before, they've taken some blood and urine to do an analysis. They wanted to rule out an infection. So far all of her labwork has come back negative. Poor little girl had to have blood drawn and a catheter (sp?) put in to collect urine - and she didn't even cry! She's a tough little girl I guess.

    The doctors say they expect to see this behavior right away from a baby her age, but since she took a week or so to get there, they were doing some extra tests. But really, in all liklihood she just is getting over tired and that's why the drop in her sat. levels.

    This is also why she's got the nose tube (nasal canula - sp?) back. It's primarily room air being blown into her nose, but it's just to stimulate her and remind her to breathe in.

    My poor baby!
    Jeez - that has to be so scary. thankfully she is in the wonderful hospital with BDW nurses (lol) - but seriously you were saying yourself that she was so 'good' you were kind of waiting for something, this is not great but it certainly could be so much worse. Gwen is a strong, tough little girl - she definitely takes after you. Please keep us all posted Ann! xoxo Alyssa


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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:36 AM

      That is way to funny! Bye the way I love all her cute sleepers! Gwenie is going to have the cutest wardorbe!
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      #253 TATrisha


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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:49 AM

      What a small world it really is!
      I hope the remainder of Gwen's results come back with positive news and that she's just a little sleepy and that's why the dingy machine keeps going off. Hopefully it'll be better really soon!
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      #254 Sandra E.

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        Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:09 AM

        Hi Ann, I can't believe your nurse recognized you, that's crazy and what a small world.

        I'm impressed with Gwen's strength, she's definitely a fighter

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          Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:21 AM

          awww i am so sorry to hear that ann- but it is totally normal and i am sure she is just fine- alot of times babies will just have a day or two where they look like they are taking a step backwards but are fine again in a few days
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          #256 jajajaja

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            Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:16 PM

            Ann, I finally got caught up on all the updates. I can't believe how much she has grown in just a few days. She looks so much older already. :)

            What an adorable little girl. I swear I want to have one of my own now. I think that's what's in the BDW "water." It's all these cute baby pics that makes us want to have our own babies!
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            #257 Yari

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              Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

              Ann, your little girl is so strong. Things will be just fine!

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                Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:28 PM

                Gwen is getting so big! I know she will be just fine!

                Have you kept a journal or anything so you can share with her when she gets older? A guy I used to work with had a son who was 6 or 7 weeks early. The doctor told him to be sure to write everything down, his feelings, etc to help him process all that was going on. He did it and when he came back to work, told us he had enough guilt ammo to get through the teenage years! LOL Of course his baby was very sick (wimpy white boy) and not doing nearly as well as little GWen.

                #259 Amy&Andy

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                  Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:31 PM

                  Ann the pictures are just too cute. She's such a little model in those girly pink clothes! I'm happy to hear she is doing so well...even with a few setbacks....she's such a strong little lady, and will surely be ready to come home with you and Paul before you know it!

                  #260 JulieG

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                    Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:35 PM

                    Ann I am so sorry to hear that she is not doing the best right now. But really, she is one strong and smart little girl, she let you all know she needed to be born AND she did not cry when they hooked her up to all that stuff. She will fight her way through all of this and be home soon.

                    She is so beautiful Ann.

                    Oh, where did you get that pink guitar sleeper? WE HAVE TO HAVE IT. I have pink guitar slippers for her and it would be sooo cute with that sleeper. Please tell me it comes from somewhere that ships to Canada :)

                    My thoughts are with Gwen and I know she will do great and all her tests will come back negative and that machine will stop beeping before you know it.

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