Thursday, April 30, 2009
Gracie now weighs 2 lbs, good job!! But the dr.'s found some spots in her lungs and are worried that it might be pneumonia :( The blood test came up negative, but they have her on antibiotics. That is all I have heard up to this point. So hard times in St. George.
I have a new job, on top of the other two I already had. All in the same office. For the same pay. I guess that is what happens when you work for a University that had major budget cuts. I guess it's good to still have a job, even though I am busier then I have ever been, it's crazy, really. Also they are kicking me and my three jobs out of my cubicle on Monday:( So I am not sure how much I will be able to blog. Even if I am blogging on my breaks and lunch hour I feel weird with people walking by and looking at my computer and seeing what I am doing, which they will do, promise. We'll see. I might have to come out of the blog closet with my co-workers, but probably not..... 6 more months and counting!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
She has to be under the bili lights so she wears this little eye patch
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
First sponge bath by mom
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
More Pictures from Ben
Andrea has really appreciated your emails, it's pretty much the only way she hears from people, thanks so much! Click here for the link for the email form again.
He and Andrea both got to see her and hold her skin to skin
Monday, April 20, 2009
That thing covering her whole face is the CPAP machine. She can breath on her own, but this makes sure everything is working okay.
UPDATES: I will try to update as I hear things today. I forgot to mention that Andrea was 28 weeks this week in case you did not know that. As of this morning Gracie was able to be taken off the ventilator and put on the CPAP machine. Last week when Andrea first went in to the hospital the dr started giving her steriod injections to help Gracies lungs develop and it looks like it worked! My mom and Linz are on their way to the hospital and will give me an update when they get back. Lindsey did not get to see Eliza when she was in the NICU and was so concerned for Gracie, so my mom pulled her out of school to take her over.
Origin of the name Grace:
Inspired by grace (eloquence or beauty of form, kindness, mercy, favor), which is derived from the Latin gratia (favor, thanks). The name was made popular by 17th-century Puritans, who bestowed it in reference to God's favor and love toward mankind.
Gracie arrived via c-section last night aound 11:30. They just could not get Andrea's blood pressure to go down all day yesterday and were worried for her. Gracie weighs 2 lbs 2 oz, I am not sure how long she is. I have not heard anything else this morning. I will be sure to update as I hear more! The dr. said that mom and baby are both doing well. As soon as the baby was born Andrea's blood pressure dropped right down to normal so thats good! Ben took this picture from his blackberry and sent it to me, I think she looks just like the other kids:)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Okay, now for the bad news.........
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sweet! It is in perfect condition, practically new and was a STEAL. My mom says now I am the golden child.....see me glow:) Another bonus is that Andrea says she might not want it after her bed rest is over... and I happen to know a pregnant woman who would love to give it a good home:)
So this whole thing totally reminded me of the Friends episode "The one where Rosita dies" one of my all time favorites. Here is a link to a clip.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Andrea is headed home now. To be on full bed rest, yuck. But at least she gets to go home:) The blood pressure medication finally started working, yay! She says thanks so much to everyone who sent her an email, it really helped her time in the hospital go faster! She is going to get a laptop so she can check her own email so feel free to drop her a note. :)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Andrea is still in the hospital, her Dr. pretty much said she was not going anywhere until her blood pressure gets lower, so they are just taking it a day at a time. Worst case scenario would be that he would keep her there for 5 weeks and then deliver the baby. We hope that her blood pressure will get low enough that she will be able to go home and just be on bed rest for a while.
Hi everyone, Andrea is in the hospital with dangerously high blood pressure, she is 28 weeks pregnant. They kept her overnight and will probably keep her the rest of today. Please keep her in your prayers! Also, click here to send her an email in the hospital:) It would make her day:)
Monday, April 13, 2009
It was so fun to see Rachel, who by the way had her gallbladder out and is doing really well, she should be able to head back to Ca. in a few weeks. I will miss her, but I am glad for her to finish her mission. So, random funny story. The night before Rachel's surgery Andrea and Ben told their kids to pray for Aunt Rachel because she was having surgery. The conversation went something like this.
Lindsey: Whats a gallbladder?
Emily: BLADDER! HAHA!!
Ben: Well, it's an organ in your body, but it's not the same as your bladder that holds urine.
Emily: URINE? HAHA!!
Lindsey: (with a perplexed look on her face) Wait..... didn't Joseph Smith use the Urine and Thummim to translate the Book of Mormon?
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Caption gaffe: Apostates, instead of Apostles 'worst possible mistake'
Provo » The phone call Rich Evans got Monday morning wasn't good news.
It was an employee at Brigham Young University's The Daily Universe , where Evans is the editorial manager. There was a typo on the front page.
"It was the worst possible mistake," Evans recalled.
The error? A caption on a photo from this weekend's LDS General Conference stated that "Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostates and other general authorities raise their hands in a sustaining vote Saturday morning. ..."
The newspaper staff retrieved as many of the 18,500 copies of the paper as possible and reprinted them with the correction. And it issued an apology to the apostles. The staff also explained how it happened: an error in spell-checking.
It started when a student misspelled the word "apostle" when writing the photo caption. When the caption was put through the editing software's spell checker, it was flagged, and the editor accidentally clicked the first word that came up on the correct list: "apostate." The mistake made it past two proofreaders before being sent off to the printing press.
"It would have been worse if it were done intentionally, as some have thought," Evans said. "But after talking to the people, we found it was an innocent mistake." He said one of the students involved was in tears over it.
A story on the Universe's Web site stated this was the first time in more than 30 years that the paper had to trash an edition. Evans said the staff will be implementing efforts to prevent a recurrence.
"This appears to have been an honest mistake," said BYU spokeswoman Carri P. Jenkins. A church spokesman declined to comment.
Student journalists aren't the only ones to make mistakes in print. Last week, The Salt Lake Tribune misidentified LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson in a headline. It identified the LDS leader as "Gordon Monson," the same name as a Tribune sports columnist.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
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