Friday, February 27, 2009

The journey has now BEGUN officially (2 Days Old)

I was tired when writing this...pardon the grammar and so on.
Well I am home for a little bit so I thought I would post some photos and give some updates on the girls and mom. I guess I should start from the beginning. Megan went in on Wednesday for a regular doctors check up. Grandma Leafblad and my aunt Vicki took Megan to the appointment so I could stay at work. It was suppose to be a normal, in and out, check up. Once there she had to do her normal routine...pee in a cup...check weight...check blood pressure. Her blood pressure was a little high. She did the ultrasounds to do a check on the girls. They saw Jade and Phoenix do some practice breathing. Rogue on the other hand was in bad positions to see if she was practicing. At the end of the appointment the doctor came in and told her there was protein in her urine and said they were going to admit her into the hospital. That's when I got a phone call that said, in a little bit of a panicky voice, you need to come to the hospital they are admitting me.
My grandma and Vicki stayed with Megan until I arrived. Once I got there, Megan began to have alot of painful contractions. They ran some blood tests to test for preeclampsia and sure enough she was in the early stages of it. The doctor wanted to wait an hour and see how fast it was advancing. Well it took Megan less than 6 minutes to make the decision for everyone. The contractions were growing in pain and intensity. The doctor was paged back in and check her. He looked at her and said "The bag is bulging and I can feel a foot, here they come." So they rushed her off to prep the O.R. and her. Then I had to wait about 20 minutes alone in her room and put on some scrubs. The rest is history.
Now for some baby and Momma drama updates. Megan will be in the hospital for a bit and they hope she will be able to go home on Sunday. I stayed at the hospital the last two nights and "slept" in a recliner next to Megan. Megan had alot of pain the first night but morphine became her best friend quickly. She was able to finally see the girls Thursday night at about 7pm. She is now able to stand up, sit down, lay down, and walk. She is still unable to eat solid foods. Once she passes gas they will allow for solid foods but right now all she gets is a clear liquid diet. MMMMMM yummy.
The Moment you've all been waiting for PICTURES.

Rogue Madeline Gillaspie
Here is Rogue on CPAP. It helps her breath and helps regulate her respiration's. All three were on this for the first night. The splint on her left arm is her IV (all three have this). Then the tube coming out of her mouth runs down to her stomach. With CPAP it is blowing air into her airway and some air goes to the stomach and fills it up with air and mucus so they were using the tube to pull that stuff out of there. The band on her left foot is her oxygen sensor.

Her Rogue is again without the CPAP. She may be the smallest but she wants to set the record straight, shes the strongest. She has the least issues and breaths the strongest on her own. Trying to show her size with my forearm.

Tubeless Rogue poses for the Camera. They were changing her tube from mouth to nose so they can feed her. They moved the tube because she wasn't going to need CPAP anymore.

I got to hold her Thursday morning. Megan was jealous because she still hadn't even seen them yet.

Kangaroo Care time. Megan got to do this with Rogue this morning. What a happy lady, both of them.

Jade Leafblad Gillaspie
Jade with her CPAP. She is now off of it.

Waving to the camera. No CPAP.

She likes her pacifier.

Mom holding Jade. This was the first baby she got to hold.

Phoenix Nicole Gillaspie
Her is our chunky monkey. She sadly is still on her CPAP. They tried to take her off but she was breathing way to rapidly. The CPAP is helping regulate her a little bit.

When she was trying the whole CPAPless life.

Proud papa talking to Phoenix.
All three babies are eating through their tubes. Phoenix is the only one who hasn't pooped yet. Well its nap time for poppa, as I have the time and opportunity I will try to update as often as possible. Thanx for all the prayers.


This Adventure We Call LIFE said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you all.

Anonymous said...

Jeff and I couldn't believe how much the girls reminded us of when our three were in the NICU with their CPAPS on. Amazing how similiar they look at that age. Cute bows, whose idea was that? They look great!

Kristen and Jeff Ballard

Hyacynth Filippi Worth said...

Congratulations! I'll be praying for you five! So glad everyone seems to be doing well. :)