Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We're still here

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. Yesterday was a little rough. The doctor thought she was starting to sound worse instead of better when he rounded on her in the morning so he ordered a chest x-ray. The chest x-ray confirmed that she has pneumonia now. This is where I reached my limit and broke down. How much more can this little one take? How much more can I take? She has been such a trooper through all of this and I know she will make it through this too, but I was hoping that we would get better news. Today she does seem a little better, but its baby steps at this point and thats all we can ask for. They are going to start to ween her off oxygen tomorrow. Hopefully that will go well. Just wanted to keep you all updated. Please keep miss Adri in your prayers.

Thanks so much. We love you all!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

RSV sucks

Adri and I are spending some quality time in the St Francis peds unit. We came in on Friday night because she was having trouble breathing and had a terrible cough since Christmas eve. They ran several tests on her Friday night and by Saturday morning, she was diagnosed with RSV. Nothing is more heart breaking then watching your newborn baby lie helplessly in a hospital bed hooked up to machines and IVs. I wish there was something I could do. Her little cry is so pathetic. She barely has the energy to even cry and her throat is really sore so she sounds terrible. Hopefully we have hit the worse part of things and she will start to improve. Please keep her in your prayers. We are praying for a good, solid recovery and that she will do well at home once we leave the hospital.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby pictures and update!

Life with 2 has been quite an adjustment! We are doing ok though. Anderson has taken on the big brother roll like a champ. He is pretty much oblivious to Adrianna except for the ocassional point and "baby" comment. My mom has been here and is helping a lot with distracting him while I need to give Adri my attention. This morning he hopped in bed with me just as I finished feeding the baby and the 3 of us snuggled up together. It was so precious! (picture below) Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I hope you enjoyed the pictures from the last post. My cousin was able to update the blog for us while we were in the hospital. Thanks Amanda!

Coming home from the hospital. This was the same outfit I wore when I came home from the hospital. My mom brought Adri her first corsage to wear.

Grandpa A's first look

A visit from Aunt Nancy (dressed in pink for the occassion) and Uncle Rob. Thanks for driving all the way down to visit!!!!!

AJ made this cute sign to hang on our hospital room door.

Great Gma and Gpa Bryan's first loook. Thank you for driving all the way to Wichita to see us!

dad driving to the hospital

Grandma and Grandpa L's first look

3 men who will soon be wrapped around that little girl's finger! (lee with his dad and brother)

Mimi's first look. She said that Adri looks just like I did when I was a newborn.The Anderson girls just after delivery. Smile on my face = glad she's finally here!

Snuggle time in bed. Pardon the bed head!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Her name is....

Drumroll please.........

Adrianna Claire

The nurse in charge of filing state birth certificates had to make 3 trips to the room before I could agree to settle on her name. I'm glad I waited b/c I think it is perfect for her personality. Lee likes to call her Addie and I call her Adri. Anderson calls her "deedee" and also just baby. He likes her so far, but its only been 3 hours since he has been awake around her. :)

We are tired and just getting used to life with 2 kids, but feel so blessed to have love and support of our family and friends.

More pics to come, I am off to take a nap!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome to the world, New Baby Leinwetter!

Baby #2 arrived at 12:16am on 12/10/08. She weighed 7 lbs, 5 ozs and was 19 1/2" long.

All present agreed that she is beautiful. She has an adorable dimple.
Proud daddy did a great job delivering his little girl. Great job, Dad!
Mom did an awesome job too! Anderson is hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa Leinwetter awaiting his new sister!

Name to be determined. More to come.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Party

Lee and I went to his residency Christmas party last night. It was a lot of fun to get dressed up and go out together. We don't get to do that much any more. :) Is that a puffy preggo face or what?? :) More evidence that this baby should come out! (P.S.- Thanks Rick for the bunny ears. Its just like we are in kindergarten again!)

And what better way to get that baby out than shaking your groove thing on the dance floor. Seriously, it is really hard to dance with a huge belly. You just don't move the same way. :)

This is Lee dancing to Kung Fu Fighter. :) He's nuts, but I love this man!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

NEVER MIND!!!!!!!!!!!

So I thought this could be the week. At my last appt, I was making good progress, I have had tons of contractions since then, but low and behold, I got checked yesterday and... NO CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing, not even a measly 1 cm or 5%, NOTHING!!! So my enthusiasm has worn down from the progress I had made and now I am just trying to fill my time with things other than baby. I am pretty sure this week isn't it. She just isn't ready I guess. I decided to put up some more Christmas decor, enjoy some one on one time with Anderson at the library, make dinner for a family in my Sunday school class who just had a baby (grrr!), go to the Carter's outlet and find some stuff for Anderson, and just focus on being patient. I told myself last night that everything is God's timing, not mine. I am trying to be thankful for the ability to carry a baby to term, have healthy pregnancies, having a girl and being loved and supported by all my family and friends. Now if I can still be a sour puss after all that I have to be thankful for, then shame on me!

Here are some pics of the bassinet that my mom made for the baby. She actually sewed through her finger while making this. The needle broke off into her hand and she had to go to the ER to get it taken out. OUCH!!!!!!! Also, this is a sign for the hospital room that my sister made.

I am blessed!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Its 5:53. I can't sleep. I haven't been able to sleep since Thanksgiving night. Saturday night I took a phenergen, that helped me sleep a little. Am I nervous, overly tired, worried, I don't know? I do know that I would like some sleep though! I think this is "the" week that baby girl will make her entrance to the world. My parents, Jen and Kurt were in town this weekend and we finalized a list of 3 full names. That was exciting. I wonder which one it will be. Lee wants to wait to see her first. I like that idea too. We also got everything squared away for her arrival. Let's see this weekend we (and by that I mostly mean my mom and dad)- washed and set up swing, replaced the infant seat cover, installed car seat base, bought and set up the new pack-n-play (thanks gma and gpa L), set up her bassinet (pics to come!), (my dad) painted the hall in our house, finished installing bamboo blinds in basement, rearranged a bit so that baby's stuff has a place, picked up around the house, did laundry, finished packing my hospital bag (my mom got me new pjs and slippers!), made some returns/exchanges, fixed odds and ends around the house, discussed Christmas card ideas, thought about decorating for Christmas (but didn't quite get to it) and well that may be all. It was a full weekend, but it was great to have everyone here. I love when my family is together!

Have a great day everyone. Hopefully next post will be baby news! Everyone do the baby dance and keep your fingers crossed for me. :)