Saturday, July 3, 2010

Welcome Mackensy Lee Peterson!

In this post Haley is 2 years, 6 months and 15 days old and Mackensy is 10 days old:

Hello! Well, I slacked off and you can see from Meredith's post as well as the lag inbetween mine that a lot has happened in the past few months. We have our new addition to our family, Miss Mackensy Lee was born on June 23rd at 11:01 p.m. She shocked us all with her arrival but we are so thankful that she is here and we are all healthy. A little bit about what happened...

On Monday June 21st I had my 36 week appointment. Went rather well, until the end when I had an ultrasound and confirmed what I already suspected, baby was breech. Not just breech but as the nurse described it "the worst kind of breech there is" meaning she wasn't going to turn. Tuesday I talked with our doctor and we decided that it wasn't in my or the baby's best interest to attempt what is called an "external version" so we went ahead and scheduled the C-Section for July 13th. Ethan and I felt this was the best option and were comfortable with our decison. We had a date, 3 weeks away, and were comfortable with that.

Wednesday I went to work like any other day. Had lunch with my Fire Fighter wife friends and they commented on "how tired" I looked, and though I did feel tired I chalked it up to being 36 weeks pregnant and having a 2 1/2 year old. Who wouldn't be tired??? Well, I went back to work, finished up some things, and left to get my hair and Haley's hair cut. Mom met me at the Salon with Haley, as Ethan had been in Jackson all day at the Fire Academy. Thank goodnes it wasn't an overnight class. After Haley and I got done, Ethan suggested that we meet at Tequila's, our local Mexican Resturant, and have dinner. So we went there, had a great dinner, and headed home. Got home, bathed Haley and put her to bed about 7:45. Meredith, our neighbor, came over to bring us something and we chatted for a while. When she left, about 8:20, I laid down on the couch only to be able to feel my heart beat in my chest. Now, in case you don't know this, Haley was born at 37 weeks because I developed Pre-Eclampsia with very high blood pressure. So, one thing I was told by my doctor was to keep an eye out for that to happen again. When I laid on the couch and felt my heart beating rapidly I told Ethan that I thought he needed to check my BP. He looked at me crazy but agreed. Well, he checked it and wouldn't tell me how high it was. Only said "We just had mexican, high in sodium, lay there and relax for 10 min and let me check it again" So, I did just that, and when he checked it again it was 170/100. I called Dr. Henderson and the conversation went something like this:

ME: "Hi Dr. Henderson, this is Susan. Ethan just checked my blood pressure and it's 170ish over 100ish"

HIM: "Ok well meet me at the hospital, if baby is still breech we are having a baby tonight"

ME: "HUH?! tonight? Um...ok"

Yeah, so as shocked as I was I got off the phone and told Ethan and that's when the whirlwind began. Ethan's sister and brother in law came to the house to spend the night with Haley. Mom met us at the Hospital, and Dad joined her shortly there after. We got to the hospital at about 9:30, they checked me in and we talked to Dr. Henderson. After a quick ultrasound to verify that baby was still breech, they prepped me for the C-Section. In what seemed like minutes, Mackensy Lee Peterson was born at 11:01 p.m. She was and is healthy as can be. Weighed 6lbs 10oz at birth and was 18 1/2 inches long. Not bad for nearly 4 weeks early.

Mackensy is named after my grandmother, Sarah Virginia Lee Hollis, who passed away in January of 2009. She was an amazing woman who I was fortunate enough to be named after and I can hope that Mackensy will carry on her name with the love that she showed others.

So, that's what's been going on with us. We are so thankful to have her here, and so thankful that she and I are both ok. We are adjusting as a family of 4. Haley is pretty good with her, and only acting out a little more than normal. I guess that's to be expected. I'll try and do a better job keeping the blog up so that we can watch Mackensy grow just like we have watched Haley.

I hope everyone is well and thanks for reading :) I'll post pictures in a seperate post.



1 comment:

Serenity said...

Yes, you are going to have to get better at this updating thing! LOL Love you and again, so glad you are all healthy!