Rikr's baby adventure!

We went to the doctor today. Got first set of pictures. Steph is 15 weeks, but we don't know what it is yet. I was bummed; I want to know. Steph said she didn't see a stem, but we'll know for sure next month.
Due date is Feb 5, 2008. I can't wait.

Rikr 16 years ago
WOOT! I hope you get it all worked out....It's a great thing I tell ya!
Temprah 16 years ago
That's amazing news Rikr! Congrats on the little darling-to-be and your joy is infectious =)
Calimaryn 16 years ago
Many congratulations tRikr!
Darsa 16 years ago
Too sweet, I can just see the two of you up on chairs in the kitchen with a mouse running around on the floor LOL...

Congratulations, girls are awesome; I had one almost 12 years ago and can't BELIEVE how the time has flown!!

Rikr 16 years ago
A not so good turn of events yesterday. Steph started having contractions that she thought were Braxton Hicks or something like that. They were (she said) mild and far between. I tried not to freak out, but as the day went on, they were becoming more frequent and stronger. I took her to the ER and they admitted her last night. She was starting to dilate. She is on Magnesium Sulfate (I think is what it is), and will be for the next 2 days. The nurse told us she will be in the hospital now a minimum of 1 week, if things go very very well. Otherwise, she may be there until the baby comes out, which would be about 2 months.

For those of you who pray, We would greatly appreciate your prayers, and hope things go well and the baby to be ok. I'm pretty much a wreck at this point. I guess 2 hours of sleep in a freezer will do that to a guy. Had to come home to get the winter gear so I don't get frost bite in her room.

Will let you all know more when I find out more...back to the hospital I go.

-Don
Laschae 16 years ago
Aww sorry to hear that I hope that things go better and the baby will stay put til it's time.
Den 16 years ago
*hugs* Hang in there, I'll keep you all in my prayers.
MoonLily 16 years ago
Oh no! You keep baking in there, little bean! I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts and keep my hopes up for the best possible outcome.
Lolanae 16 years ago
Rikr,
On the pregnancy board I frequent, we've had several women who've had similar events to your sweetie's. They've managed to keep the babies in with medical care and bed rest. One of the ladies went into premature labor at 24 weeks, and she hit 34 weeks this past week. The medicine and interventions they have now work wonders. Just wanted to give you that good thought. I will definitely keep you guys in my thoughts. Keep us posted, and hoping the little one bakes longer.
ROzbeans 16 years ago
This seems to be more and more common these days. Modern technology though is a wonder - everyone will be 5 by 5, just hang tight, Don. /hug
Rikr 16 years ago
Thanks everyone. I bought her a bear today to put in the room. I almost bawled in the gift shop paying for it.
Lolanae 16 years ago
Keeping my fingers crossed for you all Rikr.
Rikr 16 years ago
What a day, what a day...

Alexis decided she just had to come out today. She was born at 12:11 pm today. I rushed to the hospital once I got the call from Steph saying I should probably head to the hospital. It took me about 40 minutes to get there, but I was too late. Alexis was on her way to NICU. She weighs 2 1/2 pounds. She is doing well at the moment and we now begin the long journey to get her to come home. She is breathing on her own, and only needs a tiny bit of help with the oxygen. She grabbed my pinky finger, and her hand couldn't wrap around it. They said the first 72 hours are the most critical. This is the time frame that most babies that develop any bleeding in the brain occur. I'll post some pictures of my little princess when she gets a little better. We appreciate all your well wishes and prayers. They are working well so far, and we could use more along the way.

- Don
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Holy COW! Congratulations, Don!!! You beat me!!! HAHA! Glad to hear baby and mama are ok. Much love to you and your family! /HUG
Lolanae 16 years ago
Rikr, I wish you guys the best. I hope that your little one gets out of the NICU safe and sound and soon. Can't wait to see pictures. =) Hope Momma is doing well too. Keep us posted.
Eve 16 years ago
Good luck hon, can't wait to see pictures of your new pride and joy
Lessa 16 years ago
Congratulations hun, best of luck and best wishes to you and your family
Elfykins 16 years ago
I know that nothing I can say will make you worry any less....but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife and your daughter
And congratulations!!
Den 16 years ago
HUGS!!! and CONGRATZ!!!! How awesome that you're a daddy, and your little girl is with you now.
Will keep all three of you in my prayers, and hope you're home soon!
Calimaryn 16 years ago
Many congratulations and all my best thoughts for her swift and bump free climb out of NICU to home, happy & pudgy!