April 20, 2009

We Are Still Alive

So, we haven't fallen off the planet, but as I'm sure you understand life has been more then a little crazy. I promise to post some more baby photos soon, but for now I wanted to share some good news. We have finally gotten set up with Children's Hospital. They are hesitant to do an MRI on the baby because she is so young and they would have to fully sedate her. So, we are meeting with the neurologist on the 29th and he will look at my ultrasounds and make a decision about weather or not he thinks an MRI is necessary. I am so excited that we will finally have a meeting with a doctor who knows something about dandy-walker, hopefully we will finally have some answers.

In other news: everyone is doing well. Ella still loves her sissy, Wendy has finally regained her birth weight (however, she has dropped from the 20th percentile to the 10th percentile). Her billiruben level has stabalized at a 10 and they expect it to continue to drop, she is looking much less yellow :-). Although I am still only sleeping 3 hours at a time, I am doing alright. I don't think much else is going on, but my brain is a bit mushy so you never know.

On a random note I am craving a scoop of cake batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles from Marble Slab (Hey! While I was typing this, my dad called to ask me if I wanted anything from Marble Slab!! HURRAY!!)

April 11, 2009

Good News!!

I have some great news, I have to go back into the hospital on Wednesday. Now, I know that you are wondering why this would be good news - well let me tell you. Yesterday I found out that I have 4 kidney stones in my left kidney (this was no surprise). On Wednesday I get to go in and have them blasted - this means that they will send waves through my skin and break up the stones into little grains of sand, making them much less painful to pass. So, I am very excited to get to go the hospital. I have been waiting my whole pregnancy to be able to finally get my stones taken care of. I will let you know how it all turns out.

An update on Wendy Jane - We went to the doctor on Thursday and they rechecked her biliruben level (biliruben is what causes the jaundice). Her biliruben had risen from 8 to 10 in 24 hours. Although this isn't ideal, it was not a huge concern. We have an appointment with the lab on Monday to recheck her biliruben level and redo her PKU. If both of these come back normal we should be in the clear. If her biliruben has continued to rise we will have to come up with a plan to fix it. Not that I'm a professional, but she looks less orange to me, so I think we are doing OK. We are all looking forward to attending church for Easter tomorrow.

April 8, 2009

Hollywood Baby

Here is Wendy Jane in her cool "Hollywood" sunglasses. She had to wear special glasses to protect her eyes from the UV rays. She was absolutely as content as she looks in this picture.
Here she is in her tanning bed. Well, I guess it is more of an anti-tanning bed, since it made her less orange and more white. Hehe

This is the pretty blue light that she spent 24 hours under. The bed lit up from the bottom also. Don't ask me how it works, becuase I have no idea, I just know that it does.

Here is the after photo. Our pretty pink baby was exhausted after her long night. The square on the side of her face was a piece of velcro that they had to stick on either side of her face. It was good, because it kept the glasses on and protected her face, but when it came time to take those stickies off it was not much fun, especially because they were stuck in her hair. She has little square rashes on the side of her face from where they pulled them off.

We are glad that she is doing well and we are looking forward to her second week of life. Hopefully she will spend more time at home then in the hospital.

April 7, 2009

Update on Wendy Jane

Well, Wendy Jane has been in this world for 5 whole days and she is already causing trouble. Today she had her first doctor's appointment and we discovered that she was quite jaundice. You don't want her levels to be more then a 12 and hers was at 18. So...we are back in the hospital sitting under the glow of the pretty blue lights. The good news is that her levels have already dropped significantly and it looks like we will be able to come home in the morning. I promise that once we get home I will add some more pictures, we have some really cute ones of our time here in the hospital. And she looks super cute now that she's not so orange :-). If anything changes I will let you guys know.

April 2, 2009

Wendy Jane Martinez

Wendy Jane Martinez was born on April 2nd at 3:47am. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. She is beautiful and doing very well. We don't know anything about the dandy-walker variant because we have to do the mri at children's hospital. However, so far everything is looking great. Thanks to everyone who has called and come by to offer support. Here are some photos of our beautiful baby girl.

April 1, 2009

Heading to the hospital
Still no beds..try again in a few hours

We Are On Hold

Just a quick update. The hospital does not have any nurses available so we are supposed to call again at 10am and see where they are at. I will post again if I get a chance and know what's going on.