Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ellie Kaye Levesque

SO....It has been a long time since I have done a post...kinda thought I was done blogging..but I think I am going to do it!! I feel like this is a wonderful way to show our fun adventures with our new addition to the family for our friends and family that are on the opposite side of the country!! Here is how June 7, 2013 went down...
This is me the night before...Don't think I could be any bigger..seriously about to pop!!
At 6:45 am on Friday I felt something I had never felt before but didn't think anything of it because it was 2.5 weeks before my due date. But then it happened again, so I started timing them. Pretty soon they were happening every five minutes lasting a minute. I called my doctor and he told me to come in. I started getting ready because I didn't want to be the one to get to the hospital and them to send me home but my contractions were very powerful so we decided it was time to go. It worked out perfect that Eric had not gone to work yet but it was a bad time...RUSH HOUR in NYC on Friday plus it was a VERY rainy day which equals HORRIBLE TRAFFIC...So...We took public transportation...while I was having my contractions. We started with a 10 minute shuttle ride from our apartment to the Path station...
 On the packed Path train for 25 minutes and YES...I am having a contraction in this pic
Eric trying to stay cool on the Path!
 An intense 20 minute Taxi contractions are now VERY INTENSE!!
 We finally made it!!
 I am now one happy camper!! Got my epidural and telling my mom it is go time!
 Eric was SO amazing throughout this process!
We new something was wrong when we didn't hear her cry and they were working on her for 15 minutes. I got to hold my baby for 30 seconds before they took her away to the NICU.
I didn't get to see her for 6 hours and this is how I saw her for pretty much the first time:( She had Pneumothorax (collapsed lung). They had to put a tube in her chest to help drain all of the fluid and air that was in there. She had to be on oxygen and antibiotics. 
But she is such a fighter! The doctors said she recovered faster than normal! They were able to take the chest tube out within 48 hours but had to stay there for a total of seven days to finish the antibiotics.
 The first time we got to hold her!
 My mom was the best! She was able to change her flight and be there the Sunday after we had her. It was so great having her here to travel to the hospital everyday with and just to have her love and support for 2 weeks!
 This was a very special day! The day we finally got to bring our little baby girl home!