Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ruby Mae is Here!

You may have noticed that it's been eerily quiet around here...

Between those last few agonizingly uncomfortable weeks of pregnancy (in 90 degree heat, mind you!) and a quick labor ending in a very unexpected c/s and a sweet little babe in the NICU, it's been a crazy couple of months!

After arriving at the hospital at 8 centimeters, an initial monitoring strip scared the living crap out of all of us. For an entire half hour after we arrived, the baby's heart rate was never once anywhere near normal. It would alternate between super-low and racing-high. After 30 minutes of trying an amnio infusion, oxygen, and different positions, we all agreed that a c-section was in order ASAP! Turns out she had an extremely thin cord, and had also aspirated and swallowed the nastiest meconium any of the medical professionals in the room had ever encountered! Nasty!

But after a stay in the NICU, our baby girl is home and perfect as can be. Life is settling down, and we are getting back into the rhythm of life. I've been having so much fun cloth-diapering my new baby girl, and I'm excited to get back to blogging!

Here's a picture of our sweet little Ruby Mae while she was still in the NICU. The photo is a coupe of weeks old, but since she's been home I've been too darn lazy to get the USB cable down from the closet so I can upload the newer pics from my camera. Because taking 30 seconds to do something like that is a big deal when you've just had a baby...


  1. She is so beautiful and sweet!! Those gorgeous eyes!! What a blessing!! So glad she and mama are doing well!!

  2. Beautiful! :) Congrats!