Thursday, July 28, 2011

Belated Happy Birthday to Abbey!!!

On Tuesday my baby girl turned 4 years old!! Where did the last four years go??!!??

I can remember the day she was born like it was yesterday....

**WARNING** If you don't like birth Stories you might want to scroll down to the pictures without reading anymore **WARNING**

We knew Abbey was going to be a girl before she was born. My pregnancy was pretty straight forward. I did have to go for an extra scan at 32 weeks due to a low lying placenta but the Scan results seemed fine so no one worried anymore about it. On 26th July 2007, which was my due date, I was at home with Riley and went to the loo thinking I needed to pee but instead I just gushed a heap of blood. Having not had anything like this with Riley's birth I gave my midwife a call a little concerned. She said it could possibly be just my waters breaking and some blood in there. But just to be sure take myself off to the hospital. We were living in Gulf Harbour and the hospital was a good 30-40min Drive from us depending upon traffic. So I called Jase's work and told them to tell him I was on my way. I then called my work (Riley's Kindercare) to let them know Riley was coming in (my friend Shannon was going to be taking care of Riley and she was working that day) Then I chucked Riley in the car and started driving to Jase's work. About 1/2 way there the contractions started. And they started pretty intense. Jase was waiting on the side of the road and he took over the driving. We arrived at Kindercare and didn't even have to get out the car!! About 1/2 a dozen women ran out of the building and collected Riley and his stuff! Then off to the hospital we went. By the time we got to the hospital I was bleeding quite heavily. Jase found me a wheel chair and raced into the maternity ward. They gave me an internal exam, put the baby monitor on my tummy and within 15mins had decided Baby needed to come out NOW. So off to the emergency cesarean room we went and I was knocked out. The next thing I remember is waking up in the recovery room with my midwife standing there with a Polaroid photo of Abbey. She was born at 4.07pm. She was not too well and Jason had accompanied her to the Special Care Baby Unit. She took quite some time (6mins) to breathe on her own and she needed a blood transfusion. It seems what had happened was I had had an undetected case of Placenta Previa. Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy in which the placenta grows in the lowest part of the womb and covers all or part of the opening to the cervix. Basically when I went into labour my placenta ruptured causing the bleeding also cutting off Abbey's blood flow etc. I found out much later that we are very lucky to not have lost Abbey. Because Abbey was stressing she pooed in the womb and her poor little tummy was filled with poo and blood so not only did she need a blood transfusion (when I first saw her she looked very grey) but her little tummy needed to be drained as well. She spent the first night in the SCBU and the next morning I got to hold and feed my beautiful girl for the first time!!

Although a rough start it sure didn't stop Abbey from anything! She seemed to have her feet on fast forward most of the time and had FAR more injuries than Riley ever did!!! {see injuries HERE, HERE AND HERE} But she was such a breeze of a baby and toddler and so precious to boot!!

Abbey is such a girly girl, she loves her ponies, and dollies and has still got her manky 'Bear' from when she was first born. She is sweet and has a cute little squeaky voice. But she is also tough and can stick up for herself. She is a little social butterfly and LOVES going to Kindy.

My Mistress Abbey she makes me laugh, roll my eyes and shake my head everyday! She says and does and wears the funniest things. She has so much of Jason's quirky sense of humour and personality it is heartwarming. She is adorable and hilarious and I love it!

Birth Day

First Birthday

Second Birthday

Third Birthday

Fourth Birthday

Happy Birthday my big 4yr old! Mummy is loving watching you grow into a beautiful little lady and Daddy has his arms wrapped around you from heaven xxxx


Jenny said...

Happy birthday Abbey! What a cool story and lovely to see birthday photos of her through the years

Leonie said...

Oh wow, unexpected tears reading your post. She is so precious and such a treasure.
Im sure her Daddy is proudly watching over her too.
What a beautiful post to your girl.
Happy Birthday Abbey!

PaisleyJade said...

Wow - what a birth story alright (I was game enough to read it WHILE eating my chicken dinner!!).

Such a precious wee girl and so glad she made it through all that.

Happy Birthday Abbey! xoxo

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!! I love seeing pictures of this gorgeous girl, awesome post Tracy xx

Alisa said...

Wow what a birth story..
She is such an adorable wee thing..
So glad to see you blogging again..

jacksta said...

Aw...what a scary birth!
Happy Birthday little girl!

Neetz said...

Im late....but HAPPY BIRTHDAY gorgeous wee girl!! May all your dreams come true xxxxx

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