Monthly Archives: November 2012

Welcome, Baby!

Reata Sage
Born: October, 2012
Weight: 4 lbs, 10 oz
Length: 17 inches
Born 6 weeks early
Lucia LOVES and ADORES her baby sister! :) She is a great moniter – she keeps me updates minute by minute on whether Reata is awake or asleep, and whenever she squeaks. :)
The pregnancy and birth of this baby has been long and much too eventful. I will spare you the boring details, but here’s a brief¬† summary:
After a month of strict bedrest here at home, I was able to be up and about for several weeks, when some more serious complications (PPROM) landed me in a hospital 2+ hours from home for 3 weeks, till the baby was born.
Then Reata was born 6 weeks early, so she stayed in the NICU for 4 weeks, growing and learning how to eat. So I stayed there at the Ronald McDonald house and helped care for her.
 Needless to say, my kids were getting pretty tired of being shuffled from babysitter to babysitter, My Cowboy was tired of living alone, and I was tired of living in the hospital!
A week ago Reata was released from the NICU, and we brought our precious treasure HOME! I love having my sweet baby at home!

She’s 5 weeks old now, and weighs 6 lbs, 2 oz. She is 17.5 inches long. She is still on 1/16 litre of O2 for the time being, but will likely wean off of it soon.