Tuesday, December 11, 2007





























Kelsi Lynn Calderwood was born on Saturday December 8th, 2007 at 8:27pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 11.5 oz. and was 19 inches long. She had a full head of light brown hair and chubby cheeks! We came to the hospital Friday night and I was put on cytotec (spelling?) to help soften me up and when it was time for pitosin at 6am I didn't need it because my contractions kicked in on their own. The doctor broke my water and I started to progress well and got my epidural and I was set. I was doing pretty well until I got to an "8" that is when I started shaking uncontrollably and throwing up nonstop. I also heard a woman in the next room screaming which freaked me out and I got really nervous. I never opened my eyes during the delivery because I was so exhausted. John was great and I tried really hard not to be mean to him and I found myself apologizing to everyone once I said anything remotley rude (the nurse told me to push harder - and I snapped and told her that I in fact WAS pushing hard - she said that she was only trying to be encouraging and then I started apologizing profusely which made everyone laugh. We fell in love with her right away, but were sad when she couldn't stay with us very long because we both developed a fever during the delivery and we both needed antibiotics, so my little one had an IV hooked to her. She had it taken out yesterday night and we planned on going home today and then all of a sudden we were told that she had to stay ANOTHER night because she developed jaundice. With the absoloute NO sleep that I have had in the past 4 days and being all weird with hormones I lost it and have been not able to stop crying because I just want to take her home. However, we know that it could be really serious and are thankful that she will get better and we will be able to take her home soon. Thanks to all those well wishers and those who have called and stopped by.














10 comments:

Tara said...

She is BEAUTIFUL just like her mommy. I am so happy for you guys. Congratulations!!! :)

Riley, Lindsay & Ava said...

What a cute little girl! I am so happy for you guys! Sorry about not getting to take her home. I can't imagine how that would feel. You look great and she is beautiful! It is fun to see John as a dad! Good luck with everything and congratulations!

Trevor and Tamar said...

I am in love with those cheeks!!! I like the picture of the nurse holding her and the confused look on Kelsi's face. She is beautiful and I can't wait to watch her grow and play with her cousins someday. I wish so badly that I could be there with you and give you a great big hug. You did it!!! I love you bunches.

Jalen said...
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Jalen said...

She is amazing and gorgeous and beautiful and tiny and sweet~ totally worth the wait right?!?! You are amazing as well for all you have gone through!
I am overwhelmed with joy for both you and John. Please update her blog as often as possible and I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
I will keep the QA department under control until you get back...though things are crazy here without you already:)
Enjoy every moment of parenthood and be well. JW

Rachel said...

Hooray! Welcome to the family Kelsi! She's so beautiful. Congratulations.

Amanda said...

She is so adorable!! Congrats and I hope that she gets to come home soon. You will all be in my prayers. I wish I could be close to come see you and Kelsi. I love her name too. I am just thinking how cute that little dress that I sent will look on her. Cute Cute. You did it. Love ya lots and lots.

Barbour said...

You look great and the baby is so pretty. I know how you feel. At least you have John. I got to go home with LT and then the next day take him to check his jaundice. They admitted him to the hospital and I was there all by myself for two days dealing with the hormones that conviently hit that day. I thought you had her but I didn't know. I was asking my parents last night if they heard anything. Glad your mom was there too. Love ya.

Porter Family said...

Congrats!! Having jaundice in the hospital is way better than taking him (or her, in your case) home and then two days later (on Mother's day!!) having to rush him to the ER and feeling like a horrible person because you had no clue he was turning orange and then you stayed in the hospital for three days while your husband took finals and just cried because your poor kid is under lights and hates the sunglasses and you can't do a thing about it...not that I remember much. :) Call me if you need any empathy! I love the pictures, she is gorgeous!

Dan said...

Karina & John, Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new daughter. It has been fun watching you on your BLOG. Kelsi Lynn is a cute name. Enjoy every day, no matter how hard some of them will be.

Love, Dan & Hilda