Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First Dr. visit

This is Dr. Metch our Pediatrician. Kinzley did very well today! She weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. which means she has gained 1 lb since she left the hospital! She is below the 10 percentile for her weight and head circumference but she is in the 15 percentile for her length. Very long but skinny!! But the Dr. says she is strong and growing healthy! My milk is rich and helping her gain weight wonderfully!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

1 Week Old!

I can't believe how time flies! I just can't believe she's finally here and it's already been a week! I love being a mommy! It is truly a blessing!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sleep Over

Mimi promised Ryann that they would spend the night after the baby was born! Ryann loves holding Kinzley! She was tickled that their pajamas matched!

Froggy Princess

The Bartelmes went to Texas for Christmas. They left the day after Kinzley was born. Aunt Brittany and Ryann were so excited to see Kinzley again... So when I saw this premie outfit I thought it was only apropriate!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Daddy's girls

Daddy went to church by himself today... they announced the birth of our baby!

Kinzley lost her belly ribbon today, which I think was really fast!

I love this picture... would you say someone is a little jealous?

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Sponge bath... I love bath time! Kinzley didn't mind a bit when I lathered her down with yummy smelling baby bath! She chomped away on her passy and looked all around! What a sweetie!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Like Papa!

After feeding and burping, Kinzley not only fell right to sleep, but she started snoring! She even had her mouth open like Papa when he sleeps!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

This is the best Christmas ever! Baby is doing great and we got to take her home. Getting Kinzley ready for her first adventure into the world... Going home! She looks adorable in her Christmas onsie!They brought us a stocking with baby goodies in it! 23 years ago my mom brought me home from the hospital on Christmas day... in a stocking! We just had to put her in hers!First Family Picture! (I know... I don't look like I belong!)Daddy got to buckle her all up!Mommy got to carry her out!It was a beautiful day, Sunny with a slight breeze.When we got home the dogs were so happy to see us! Josh brought Chueca over to Kinzley to get them acquainted. After we got settled mom, dad, Josh, Kinzley, and I opened our presents! Kinzley got this soft little chair for her new room! Josh got Rock Band 2 and I got a cricut! (an electric die cutting machine) We got lots of other nice things too, but I think our gift from God was the best!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Day Two

Christmas Eve and we are in the hospital with the best Christmas present EVER! We have had lots of visitors today!
Josh's Mom and Dad

My Grandparents

My parents

My Great Aunt Evelyn

We also took tons of pictures

The hospital photo staff came in today and took some pictures as well, click this link to view KINZLEY GORHAM

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Welcome Kinzley Evelyn Gorham

The nurse called today and said my test results were not good! The Dr. wanted me to come in right away and I was very possibly going to have a baby today! I immediately told Josh and he got sick to his stomach! He was so nervous! Mom took me to the Dr. because Josh had some work he needed to do this morning. They got me right in and made me lay down for 10mins before taking my blood pressure which was 149/90 which is normally 119/90! My protein level had raised 3 points in a day! I was also dilated to a 4! Dr. said I was very critical if he waited any longer to induce my blood pressure could explode during delivery or I could even seizure... But if he did induce today the baby would go straight into NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and be there for 10 days! I told him I trusted him to make the choice, he tried to prepare me for what it would be like to have my baby in NICU and how hard it would be to leave the hospital without my baby...
I went straight down to Labor and Delivery at 12:30! They started me on Oxytocin which starts your contractions and helps them to get strong and regular. I had not had any contractions. The contractions started and were not as bad as I had thought they would be. I waited until they were 2 mins apart to get my epidural. I was still on bed rest due to my high blood pressure and I wasn't allowed to have any visitors, I had to have the lights dimmed and I could only watch TV with low volume... boring!! but time went by faster than my Dr. thought, when I left his office he told me I probably wouldn't have her until midnight or even the next day! But my contractions reached 2 mins at around 6. The Anesthesiologist came in and started my epidural, this was the first I felt any pain, and it was the worst pain I'd ever had. Josh was in the room with me and my body started to shake, tears pored down my face, and Josh almost hit the floor... he has a weak stomach and seeing me in that amount of pain made him sick! After she was done poking at my back the pain let up. The nurse checked me and I was dilated to a 5! Brandon my brother-in-law snuck in and him and Josh gave me a blessing. It was beautiful and the spirit definitely filled the room.

The Dr. came in at about 6:30 and broke my water. The epidural kicked in and my lower body started to numb, then I started feeling lots of pain again. The nurse was worried and noticed the epidural had stopped releasing meds, the numbing started to wear off! I could feel the contractions and they were way worse than before! The nurse set me up in the bed to speed up dilation, no longer than 10 mins later I felt tons of umbarrable pressure. The nurse checked me and I was already dilated full plus 3! Everything seemed to be going fast! Then I started pushing... I pushed only 7 times and She was born! Everyone said it was so fast and I did very well, But it was the worst pain I've ever experienced. As soon as it was over I felt so much better!!! At the end the Dr. told me "reach down and take your baby!" It was amazing I got to reach down and pull her out! I placed her on my bare tummy and they cleaned her while I warmed her little body! She lay there about 30 mins. She would open her right eye and peak at me then close it again... It was amazing! She is so beautiful! Josh got to cut the umbilical cord! She was born at 8:12pm weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. an was 20 1/4 inches short!We sadly waited to see them come and take her away... but her nurse said she was perfect and they didn't take her!!! Around 9:00 pm we made it up to the Maternity Ward and shortly after that our room was filled with anxious family members!!! What a Wonderful Day!

Monday, December 22, 2008


I went in for an ultrasound and more tests today! The baby is great but the Dr. is worried about me! My protein level is rising and I'm retaining more fluids! But he wants to wait as long as possible before inducing! He thinks she is about 7 1/2 lbs. and he says she has long legs! :) They took blood and urine and sent me home... only to be back in two days fro more results and testing!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

36 Weeks

I'm supposed to be on bed rest but I decided it wouldn't hurt to at least go and take the sacrament! So I did just that! I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but I am so swollen! My face, my hands, and mostly my legs and feet! I feel like I've been stung or bug bitten all over! I can feel the fluid consuming me! lol!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Stress Test

Went in today for the Stress Test the Dr. ordered... They hook me up and monitor the baby's heart rate and other things! I was only there for a short while, Baby is doing great!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

Being on Bed Rest totally put a damper on my big day, Josh and I were going to spend the whole day together doing fun things! Due to my situation he went to work! I wasn't feeling to good anyway so I rested most of the day! I didn't let it keep me from going out for my Birthday Dinner! Brittany, Brandon, Seiler, Ryann, Mom, Dad and Josh all took me out! We went to OHanna Japanese Grill! Our server was great, the kids really made it tons of fun! We ate, laughed, and I got to open presents! Josh got me the Yellow Kitchen Aid mixer I've been wanting, B&B got me and attachment for it, Ashley sent me two vintage decor Books and M&D got me a beautiful necklace/earring set and a new Coach Bag!! I scored big time this year! Thank you to everyone who has made my day special!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

And the Test results are in...

I had to go back today to get the results from my tests... Dr. said I am headed towards Preeclampsia!(click the word to learn more) The protein level in my urine is too high! He said it is very dangerous for me and If it gets worse they will have to induce... but he thinks it's too soon for the baby! He checked my cervix again and I am already dilated to a 2 and 80% effaced! Dr. said the baby will probably be here by the first of the year! He wants to try to keep her in there as long as we can! Still on Bed Rest, I have to go in Saturday for another stress test and do another 24 hr urine collection! I go in for an ultrasound on Monday! Still very swollen and Sweating like a pig!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pregnantcy update!

I started swelling Thursday last week and it just kept getting worse. I tried staying off my feet throughout the day but still they wouldn't let up! Sunday, everyone tried to get me to stay home from church to stay in bed! I almost did since none of my shoes seem to fit! But I figured I'd be sitting down most the time so what was the harm! During the first hour of Church I got really over heated and had to make a mad dash outside for some cold air and to chug some water! I was affraid if I didn't I would have passed out! It was a little scary! After all this I still just thought no huge deal! I've heard of pregnant people being swollen and people have been warning me about hot flashes the whole time! Sunday night I was up all night with the most unforgiving migraine! No amount of rubbing, pressure on pressure points, Tylenol or even closing my eyes would give any relief! Laying down actually made me feel nauseous! By morning the head ache calmed but never went completely away! I called my Dr., he told me to come in right away! I went in today at 9:15! They took three viles of blood, checked my cervix ( I am almost dilated to a 1), gave me supplies for a 24 hour urine collection, and put me on high risk Bed Rest! But first he sent me down to Triage for a non stress test and a shot of Demerol for my migraine! It was about 11 and I had not eaten since before going to the Dr. I was very nauseous! It took 2 hrs to get the results they wanted from the test and finally gave me the shot and sent me home.... After five mins the effects kicked in and I felt really druged! As I tried to make it out to the car I got really dizzy and threw up in the lobby before I could make it out! Mom took me straight home and I passed out!

To make a long day longer.... When I woke up my headache shortly returned! Mom called the Dr. to inform him about my being sick and to see what I could take for my head... Dr. said "Go straight back to Triage right away!" not what I wanted to hear! We were there from about 4-7!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

34 Weeks

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dr. Apt

Today I went to the Dr. for the monthly visit! My tummy measured 34 cm which means I've only grown 1 cm in three weeks. Normally you grow 1 cm per week! I did my homework from my last apt. The Dr. was not thrilled! I was supposed to count how many times the baby moves for 30 mins after my largest meal! Dr. says the average was 30-40 times! I did the homework but she averaged 14 moves in 30 mins! And Yesterday she only moved 2 times the first 30 mins and 4 times the second! ( if she doesn't move at least 3 times in the first 30 mins then i have to do it again, if she doesn't move at least 3 times in the second 30 mins I'm supposed to go to the emergancy) Needless to say the Dr. was worried and sent me straight to Triage! There they hooked me up to machines that read her movements! It took an hour and half to get the number they wanted! What a long day!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Snow Fall!

Today we woke up to this! It is so beautiful! This is Cally's first snow! Chueca likes snow but she gets so cold so last year we got her some sweaters. Even though it is unbelievable, she actually runs to her sweaters when it's cold outside! So I put it on her! Cally wouldn't stop biting at Chueca's sweater, so I put one on her too!