Thursday, March 31, 2011

update on Mia

It has become harder and harder to blog because the time in each day seems shorter and shorter! Anyways, We have had a difficult week with Mia so I thought I should update on how she is doing.

On Monday night, Mia was sleeping in her swing and I went to wake her up to feed her. I put her on our ottoman to change her diaper. Immediately after putting her head down, she started to vomit. Chad quickly picked her up and I patted her back. I then noticed she wasn't breathing, her eyes had rolled back, her body was shaking, and her mouth was locked shut. I told Chad that I thought she was having a seizure. It seemed to last a long time, but in reality it was probably around 10 seconds. We woke up the boys and immediately went to the ER. Mia had a CAT scan, several x-rays and lots of bloodwork. Everything came back negative except for the bloodwork which seems to confirm a seizure occurred. It was cool how God made us calm and at peace.

The Dr. admitted Mia into the hospital Monday night for observation. She seemed to be doing much better Monday night. Mia has had problems with spitting up excessively and although she was continuing to spit up, her breathing was much better (it was labored after the seizure). Her pediatrician was scheduled to come see her Wednesday morning, but became sick herself, so Mia saw a new doctor. He believes that Mia has severe acid reflux and basically that the seizure was the way her body responded when she was choking. It's kinda hard to explain. He thinks she will outgrow it. He put her on Zantac and hopefully it will help the excess acid that is in her stomach. She came home Tuesday afternoon from the hospital. She has been on Zantac now for 3 days and although she continues to spit up, its not nearly as much. She also isn't screaming as much as she was. It has been very difficult for me to hear her scream and cry. When she gets like that, she is inconsolable. Knowing she is in pain and not being able to help in anyway, makes for a very emotional mama! She had hours where she would just scream, but it seems to be much less now. We are praying that this is the answer and that she does not have another seizure. We go tomorrow to her pedicatrician to evaluate if the Zantac is working and discuss having further tests such as a MRI etc to see if the seizure was caused by something else.

It's hard to believe that Mia is already over 3 weeks old! Where has the time gone?! She was measured in the hospital and she has already grown 3 inches! She is our little doll and overall has been a great baby. She sleeps great and our transition from 2 to 3 kids has been easier for us than 1 to 2 kids. With that said, it is crazy busy and I, by the end of the day, am exhausted. I am so thankful for my 3 kids. Each one is so different, but just as awesome!

One more thing, I am so thankful for the body of Christ and how supportive they have been for us. Whether it was praying, writing us a note of encouragement, visiting us in the hospital, bringing us food, or watching the boys, it was AWESOME and we are so extremely thankful for you!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

mia grace hibbard

Mia decided to grace us with her presence on Wednesday, March 9th at 11:27 am. We feel overwhelmingly blessed to have her apart of our family!

Our first family picture.

Our THREE kids!

Mia at home. She is a doll and we love her to pieces. However, a little more sleep would be appreciated!

Monday, March 7, 2011

could this finally be the day?

It is just about 5 am and I have been up all of the night. I know that my body needs sleep, but excitement, nausea, and nerves have taken over. We are to be at the hospital at 6am to begin the induction. I am so excited at the thought of meeting my daughter, am nauseous because that's what I've been this pregnancy, and nervous that my body won't progress and the doctor will send me home. I have been praying alot tonight and know God is in control. However, I find it easier to believe that in my head than in my heart.
Last night was a rough night saying goodbye to the boys. My parents are watching them while we are in the hospital. Aiden was so emotional. He just sobbed with big alligator tears. I think he finally understands and knows that I will be in the hospital. I tried to remind him that he will have so much fun at his papa and nana's and that mommy will be out of the hospital soon and he will have a new sister. I asked him to help take care of Kian and that I loved him so much. Chad continued to remind me that it was a good thing to see Aiden cry. It means he will miss us and shows how much he loves us even though he doesn't show it all the time. I am also nervous for the transition for Kian. He's not used to not being the youngest. He still loves to cuddle and snuggle on the couch and I guess I am nervous he will feel left out or unimportant.
However, I am STOKED to meet Mia. I just can't wait to have her apart of our family. Please pray that everything goes well!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I finally see light at the end of the tunnel! The doctor has decided to let me be induced this Monday!!!! I am so excited to meet Mia. Please pray that the pitocin "takes" and I progress, or else he will send us home to try another day. I currently am 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. He is hoping I go before that, but I am not optomistic. :) Please pray for a healthy baby girl!