Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Girl

So Haley decided last night that she wants to Rock n' Roll all night and sleep everyday. So today we are working on changing that. I'll let you know how that goes tonight. haha..



Two stepping with Daddy


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She loved this today. She just layed there and look for 45 minutes of so. I think her sneezes are too cute!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Family Time

The Prices are complete!!







Well I finally got to come home to be with my baby Haley! Being a mom is great and I love it and her so much already! She is a sweetie and perfect in every way!


Yay mommy is home!!!






Bath time:)


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Labor and Delivery

Here is the link to my MG blog and about my treatments.


http://mystorymg.blogspot.com/


If you don't want to hear details you better stop reading now. Here is a little time line of my labor/delivery so I can remember.


Monday

Feb. 9th

5:00pm-Was admitted to hospital to rest and get ready to be induced the next morning. I was having some strong MG symptoms and I think the stress and anticipation of delivery the next day took a toll on my body and I was admitted to the hospital.


Feb. 10th-Tuesday

5:30am-woke up and took a shower



6:30-was taken to labor/delivery



8:00-realized pitocin was not started at 630, so began pitocin



10:00-Dr. broke my water-UGH.. weirdest feeling in the whole wide world.. yuck



10-12:30- Contractions were 2-3 minutes apart and began to hurt worse. I called in for the epidural. Diated to a 5



12:30-Epidural given. This was a horrible experience. I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with the epidural man. He hit bone so had to start over, had to call in two doctors and I have 4 people in there giving it to me. I was a little freaked out. This was worse that any other part of labor, but I would not have done it without it. Sorry to those of you who like to do things naturally, but I think you are nuts.



1:30-5 Just chilled, didn't feel contractions finally dilated to a 9 1/2



5-7-Dilated to a 10, just waiting for baby to come down the birth canal. They didn't want me to have to push much at all because of my muscles, so I just waited and waited. Felt lots of pressure, and was very uncomfortable.



7:00-Dr. Hardick returned from delivering another baby at Harris and began working with me. I found out they would take Haley asap after she was born to the NICU to watch for MG symptoms, so I decided to have my mom and George's mom in the room with me too cause I knew it wouldn't be a long, hard delivery, and they might not get to see her for awhile.



7:30pm-I pushed 2-3 times and they used the vacuum extraction to get Haley out. It was not painful really and very easy.



7:40-Haley arrives and the 4 people NICU team begin working on her. She wasn't crying at first and they put oxygen on her. The cord was wrapped twice around her neck. The best move I made was having her delivered in Fort Worth and my Neurologist Dr. Nations having the team of NICU people in the room. They immediately began working on her and if they hadn't been in there, that would have been a more stressful situation for sure. Haley needed some help at first getting adjusted. They gave her to me to hold and George got to hold her, then they showed her around and she went to the NICU.



The one thing I was dying for was a huge glass of water. I could only have a few ice chips all day Tuesday and I just kept saying how much I couldn't wait to have a big glass of ice water. I drank it down and went to the bathroom all night because of that and all the IV fluids.



George and my mom got to go down to the NICU that night and see her. Haley did not have any symptoms of MG after her 4 day stay in the NICU which is great. I'm glad Dr. Nations advised my Ob to take those precautions.



After delivery I tried to pump and feed, but it just became way too stressful on my body. Haley got 2 good bottles of good mommy stuff, but thats about it. Wednesday my body began to get weaker and go into the MG crisis.



So all and all pregnancy just isn't for me, but if I had known this before I may not have had my beautiful baby girl now. I don't regret it at all, just glad she is healthy and her mamma is getting healthier now by the day.





Our little HayHay...




She loves her daddy. She is going to be a daddy's little girl. He has done such a good job with her taking care of her this first week of life. He has fed her and changed lots of dirty diapers. He was in the NICU a lot more than I was checking on her, feeding her, changing her and playing with her.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our little princess!!

Haley Clarke Price
6lbs 19 1/2 inches
Feb. 10, 2009
7:40pm
Perfect in evey way!





I don't feel much like talking (MG causes throat closure during stress) so I'll just post cutie pictures of our little princess. Haley is doing great and we should come home tomorrow. Haley's daddy is doing awesome and helping both mom and Haley so much, more than I think any guy would ever do. He is a sweetie too thats for sure! My mom has also been here with us through it all and we appreciate everyone for coming and for the gifts, calls, emails, texts, etc.






Monday, February 9, 2009

Tomorrow is the Day!

I've was admitted to the hospital tonight for some rest before my big day tomorrow. I have decided that this was a God sent place for me to be. My first nurse was an ACU alumni that we recognized and were around in the same group of friends in college. Then the next nurse was MELVE!! Yes, my best friend from HS Melve was my nurse-she was great!! My new nurse Pam has been awesome as well. Plan is wake up at 530 and start petocin at 6ish. So for now, i'm just going to rest with my sleeping pill and George is going to stay comfy in his recliner chair beside me. More updates with Haley's pictures tomorrow I'm sure. Can't wait! Love, Mom and Dad

Monday, February 2, 2009

HOPE

I titled this post HOPE because that is what I received Friday at my neurologist appointment.
My mom said it right when she said "Nothing like a little hope to make you feel better already!"

Dr. Nations my new neurologist, and the 3rd one I've seen this month, spent 3 hours with me on Friday afternoon getting my history, performing tests on me, giving me a diagnosis, and giving me medications. She was getting history all the way back from my mom about my birth until now, and she even did tests on mom to compare the two of us. I then went to do an EMG test where my muscles were shocked several times and tested and then a needle was put into my arm muscle and tested. The diagnosis was made-Myasthenia Gravis, and I was started on Mestinon. Today is my first day of a full dose of the medicine, but I feel stronger already. Although this may sound simple or daily life to a normal person, but I actually walked into Target today, back to the baby section and felt good. I haven't walked into a store in probably 6 weeks because I was so weak and felt like I was going to fall.
My HOPE all started when Mindy Shaw sent that little email to me about Dr. Nations. Mindy, Michael, and Alex have been 3 of my favorite people for about 12 year now, but who knew there was a reason God put them in my life and put Mindy working for MDA. Mindy works with Dr. Nations, and got me into see her quickly to get some real help from someone who knows about MG.
Today I found more HOPE when Dr. Hardick my Obgyn said that we are inducing next Tuesday Feb. 10th at 6:30am! We are going to be parents in exactly a week from tomorrow if not earlier! Not to mention that Feb. 10th with be my grandaddy's 85th birthday!
Here is a picture of me at 38 weeks before the big Super Bowl Game!! I gained 2 more pounds this week, which is good news for me!

As George and I were on our back porch this weekend, we were talking about the kind of person we want Haley to be. The one main thing we want her to be is a good person. We want her to be kind to other kids and treat everyone the way she would like to be treated. I always say I want her to be a "good girl" not concerned with popularity or what other people think, but a kid who is far more mature and sees the bigger picture in life. Not the kid that makes fun of people with disabilities or handicaps, but the kid who lends them a hand, or helps them out in class. I write this because I HOPE one day she can read this and say that she is indeed a Godly woman who is caring, considerate and kind to everyone she comes in contact with. We can't wait to welcome out new little baby girl into this world in a week!! Until then... I'm getting lots of sleep!!!