Friday, July 25, 2014


Claiborne Marie Dickson Lindsey
July 18, 4:46am 6lbs 8oz and 19 1/4 inches long

Surprise!! Little miss Claiborne decided to join us early at 36 weeks, just like her big brother.

Much to our delight Claiborne did not have to go to the NICU and was able to be in the regular nursery.

We are home and settling into life as a family of 4, as settled as we can be after all the excitement of the week!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Claiborne Update

Thought I'd drop in and give y'all an update on Claiborne and how I ended up on bedrest.

2 weeks ago at 32 weeks I started having what I thought were minor contractions around 6pm, I had downloaded a contraction timing app and after about an hour of contractions I started timing them.  By around 9:30 they were 2 minutes apart and becoming more and more painful, I knew I needed to go to the hospital.

I drove myself to the hospital so that Mack didn't have to wake Hudson in case this was a huge false alarm. I just kept thinking as soon as I get there they'll stop and the nurses will think I am crazy.  The nice thing was that they took me right up to labor and delivery and I didn't have to wait at all. At this point I was still thinking I would be going home in 2 hours...then the nurse checked me and low and behold I was 2cm dilated and 40% effaced! Contractions were now about 1 minute apart!

I was immediately started on magnesium to stop my progress and then I got a big ol shot of steroids to help speed up Claiborne's development in case they ended up having to deliver her. I didn't get much sleep that night as the contractions were still coming and there was no getting comfortable at that point.

The verdict was that I was going to have a nice weekend stay at the hospital hooked up to the magnesium and times. They even had the NICU doctor come up and talk to me because if I delivered this early we would definitely be getting a stay in the NICU for several weeks.

The boys came to see me and brought me flowers! Hudson was so sweet and just wanted to sit next to me the whole time.

My sweet Godmother and Godsister sent me the most gorgeous flowers

I ended being able to leave Saturday night which was a welcome relief but I am on bed rest for the foreseeable future in order to keep little miss where she is. Thank goodness I can work from home or else I would be going completely insane! 

Now we are just trying to get ready for C's arrival whenever that might be! 

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