September 21, 2009
Rachel Jane was born at 30 weeks on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:52 AM. She was 3 pounds, 6 ounces and 17 inches long with a head full of dark hair. She also had lost 1/3 of her blood because of a placental abruption and they needed to do chest compressions and two shots of epinephrine to bring her back to life. She received two blood transfusions that brought her little white body back to a healthy pink and within the day, she went from being on a ventilator to nose prongs to nothing at all helping her breath. She is a fighter and I knew that from the moment I first felt her in my stomach.
Each day she grows stronger and her personality is already showing. We were even able to hold her for a short time in our arms today and she opened her eyes to look at us when we talked to her. There was never a more wonderful feeling than that. Tomorrow she will receive some tests to confirm issues with her digestive system or to surprise us all once again with having nothing wrong to begin with. I will post again when more news is learned.