This Day in History

May 17 is an important day. Today is the one year anniversary of when Rachel was sealed to us.

Today also marks the three month anniversary of when this whole hospital adventure began. I went to see my doctor on February 17 because of the pain I was feeling in my abdomen, which turned out to be preterm labor, and up until Friday when Gaby was born, I have been on bed rest ever since. (It’s over now, though.)

Last but not least, today is the day I get to go home for good. It would be better if Gaby could come too, but she has a little more work to do. She had planned on me taking care of her eating needs for a few more weeks, but that didn’t happen, so she is taking a little extra time learning how to eat on her own.

I went upstairs to see her this morning, and saw that overnight they had changed the location of her IV. First it was in one hand, then it was in the other hand. This morning it was in her head. It isn’t too pretty, but the nurse assured me that it was a good secure place, and less vulnerable to her flailing around, which she likes to do.

I thought for the fun of it I would post a newborn picture of Rachel to compare it to a newborn picture of Gaby.

Rachel – 4 days old

Gaby – 1 day old

The major difference is that Rachel was nearly twice the size that Gaby is. Rachel was 9 lbs. 12½ oz. at birth, and Gaby was 5 lbs. 4.4 oz. at birth.

Dr. Horlander came in this morning to see me. It’s official – I’m going home. Can I just say one more time, I love my doctors. They have been absolutely great, every one of them.

Yesterday was the Preakness Stakes. Rachel Alexandra (the filly who won the Oaks) took on the boys, and won again. Those Rachels are pretty impressive, don’t you think? In case you missed the race, here it is for your viewing pleasure.

4 Replies to “This Day in History”

  1. I’m so glad you get to go home. And way better now since you know Gaby is safely born, you can give Rachel the love she needs. It will be hard to leave Gaby in the hospital for a while, but I think it’ll be good to give Rachel some needed one-on-one time. Enjoy both your girls–they’re so beautiful. Congrats.

  2. I love the pics of both girls…they sure don’t look that different in size…amazing! I’m so happy for you, Gabby is looking great! Happy for you too that you get to go home. ; ) Take care!

  3. Is it wrong if I cried a little when I saw Rachelle in her sealing dress I remember that day so cute take care of you and that baby will be home before you know it!

  4. Can’t believe it has been a year already since the sealing. That was a FABULOUS day. Capri had an IV in her head–they had to shave her hair to put it there. It was hard to see at first, but the nurses told me the same thing, and I got used to it after awhile. . . So, so glad you are home!

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